Wednesday, October 12, 2016

All the News is Fake (film @ 11)

Earlier this month Hillary Clinton had a town hall in Pennsylvania and was asked a question by 15 year old Brennan Leach, who is actually an actress and has appeared in political TV ads!  This was an obvious setup as she read from a script and had a red ribbon in her hair so that she could be easily selected.  Brennan's father is Pennsylvania Democratic State Senator Daylin Leach.  She was clearly a plant in the audience and this was not a spontaneous event.  The major media completely missed this - no wonder they are not trusted.

In a recent study by the American Press Institute, only 6% have “a great deal of confidence” in the press.  About 52% said they have “some confidence” in the press and 41% said they have “hardly any confidence.”  Truly, we have found the 6% solution - go to the web and do your own research.

Could it be that many are iffy about Young Earth Science (YES) due to the overly biased media?  If you google "young earth science" you get about 27K hits.  Many of the items on the first page look at YES in a positive light.  DuckDuckGo also provides some helpful results.  If you search on Yahoo! you can reach a number of pro-YES sites.       

Let's look at some examples of the slanted press.  The Boston Globe labels YES viewpoint as "indefensible and even embarrassing."  They further quote Bill Nye's claim that human-dino coexistence is "completely unreasonable."  Yet 41% of Americans believe humans and dinosaurs shared the planet. 

Another story in the Boston Globe quotes Christiana Peppard (Fordham University) who denies that we live on a youthful planet.  Globe journalist  Brandon Ambrosino had this to say about the young earth view:

Most scientists would disagree, since those who believe the earth is billions of years old don’t come to that conclusion by guesswork, but rather by, among other methods, radioactive dating ...
But this statement is not documented.  We are actually crowd funding an effort for an age-of-the-earth poll.  Many scientists that are pro-YES are pressured to keep their opinions under their hat (Expelled anyone?).  Brandon should read our book YES - Young Earth Science where we refute radiometric dating and other old earth arguments.  Neil Young spoke at the  Natural History Museum of Los Angeles earlier this year (we visited last year).  Maybe Neil Young (Earth ♫) should read our book too.     

Michael Patrick Leahy, writing in the LA Times, dissed Sam Harris' (Waking Up) view that half of Americans accept that the earth is only thousands of years old.  Leahy seems to be unaware that a full 36% doubt that the Earth is 4.5 billion years old.  Michael - please read my book.

On the positive tip, the NY Times was kind enough to publish a letter from a medical doctor who bashed the NYT staff ethicist for calling a young earth Ph.D. candidate's views "nonsense" and "nuttiness." 

Walter Cronkite (CBS) used to say "and that's the way it is" at the end of his news broadcast.  In early TV, breaking news was announced at 5pm and then later at 11pm a video report was presented.  Hence the phrase "film at 11."

Nietzsche said "worship the earth" - what do you think?  Let us know >>

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