According to a recent Pew Research poll, 50% of Americans view made-up news as a very big problem for the country. Fake news has become a bigger concern than racism, illegal immigration, terrorism, or sexism.
Fake news has undermined our trust in the media. Journalism was once defined by presenting unbiased facts. If our reporter’s still provided unbiased facts instead of pushing personal agendas, trust in the media would rise and individuals could make better decisions.
If only our reporters took the Apostle Paul’s approach in 1 Thessalonians 2:3, when he said, “For the appeal we make does not spring from error or impure motives, nor are we trying to trick you.”
Let’s pray that the media on both sides of the aisle turns back to facts, rather than impure motives.