The LORD hates a lying tongue:
“These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, an heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, a false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren” (Proverbs 6:16-19).
Freedom of the press reached a new low this year when as CNN again republished the misleading pictures of American, Rachel Corrie’s 2003 death in Gaza, Israel. Corrie did die a tragic death as someone who most likely believed that her demonstration would bring attention to Gaza.
After Muslims in Gaza had fired some 5,000 deadly rockets at Israeli neighborhoods over the course of 10 years, the Jews finally said “Enough” and took measures to displace the many launch sites, severely curtailing the number of launches. (If nutty people in Ottawa, Canada were firing deadly rockets at Buffalo, NY, how long do you think that would last?)
The first published picture showed Corrie standing with a megaphone in front of a bulldozer. The second picture showed her lying on the ground as if the bulldozer had run over her, implying murder by the Israeli driver. These pictures were easily discredited back in 2003. The two pictures are NOT in sequence, as CNN leads you to believe.
A close look showed that the bulldozers are not the same. One had a smaller window and larger blade with dirt on it. After a protracted legal battle, Israeli courts recently ruled Corrie’s death was an accident. Subsequent photos showed Corrie was crouching down, which shielded her from the tank driver’s view.
Continuing the lie, CNN’s video report published yet another picture of Corrie standing close to an Israeli bulldozer, claiming the driver would have seen Corrie. But this photo was a total fraud…a blatant lie! It is obvious that this picture was “photo-shopped” from two different pictures into one, presenting a false version of the events. In other words, they are liars. And God hates liars.
Through the years, CNN has consistently skewed news in favor of Palestinians, and has not presented facts supporting Israel’s side of the conflict. Ted Turner, founder of CNN, has even gone so far as to call Israel “terrorists.” The Bible says those who bless Israel will be blessed and those who curse Israel will be cursed (Genesis 12:3).
CNN may be reaping what they’ve sown as their network viewership is continuing to drop below FOX, MSNBC and even its sister network, HLN. This is just one more proof that discernment is critical in our day.