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I’m one of those dinosaurs who actually cares about the truth. I despise people who lie, and especially people who lie and think there’s nothing wrong with it.
For a long time, my friends have told me that in politics, lying is baked in the cake. I refuse to accept that lying must be accepted in politics, but I guess I have to expect that there are people who say it’s a necessary evil.
But when it comes to the media, the lying and distortions are so monumental that I can’t help wondering how those people sleep at night. Do they even try to explain their actions to others? Do they believe that Republicans really are evil and they deserve to be punished and ousted from office? And most of all, I wonder if they believe that acting on those beliefs is justified through any means necessary?
How do they explain their actions to their children?
Their decisions would mean that they think that their agenda is more important than truth. Their actions are necessary even if they destroy the lives of innocent people. They would justify their behavior because they have their own moral code, conveniently supported by moral relativism.
I wonder if any of those “journalists” are religious? Do they believe in G-d? Do they think there will be any consequences for their behavior which would be judged sinful in the eyes in G-d?
Or do they think there is no G-d?
Or do they believe that they are superior to G-d?
Or that secretly they actually are G-d?
In my own life, I don’t focus on consequences in the afterlife; I’m most concerned with doing the right thing in this life, with being an honorable person to those whose lives I touch, and hope the rest will take care of itself.
But I want to believe, have to believe, in accountability for malicious acts.
And I hope that G-d will see the need for ultimate justice, either on earth or in heaven, for those in the media who lied or distorted information or destroyed the lives of others.