This article is only for those who would like more background on the alternative (i.e. conservative) media’s role in the rise of Donald Trump about which Christian blogger Matt Walsh recently wrote (Matt Walsh on Leaders Who Disappoint). For anyone else, the article’s probably too detailed and tedious. It explains some of the dynamics at work in alternative media and how it is as susceptible to corruption as any other form of human endeavor. The liberal press has its weaknesses; so does the conservative press. Economic temptations abound for both groups
If you want to follow saints, read the Bible. Conservative media celebrities are just that: conservative media celebrities. Matt by no means condemns them all; he just suggests we all be discriminating in our consumption of news and opinion. I agree. As the old saying goes, let’s be as smart as cows: eat the hay and spit out the sticks.
(a 10-minute read; 2,110 words)