Journalist and author Cokie Roberts recently made the observation that Donald Trump’s supporters are “morally tainted.” What an arrogant and condescending thing to say! But she just exemplifies the attitude of today’s mainstream media. They act as if God has gone away on extended vacation and placed them in a position to judge all the rest of us. They feel like they are so much smarter than we are. They have taken it upon themselves to be the arbiters of what’s moral and what’s not. And here’s how they make their decision: Anyone who sees everything their way is moral, whereas anyone who holds any dissenting opinion is immoral.
You don’t toe the line on climate change? You are immoral. You don’t believe in open borders? You are immoral. You don’t support the concept of the welfare state? You are immoral. You are opposed to gay marriage? You are immoral. You believe there should be some reasonable restrictions on abortion? You are immoral. You value your Second Amendment rights? You are immoral. You don’t buy the idea that big government has the answers to all of our problems? You are immoral. You believe there’s never an excuse for rioting and looting? You are immoral. You don’t go along with their formula for achieving social justice? You are immoral. I could go on and on.
But, fortunately, the media is not the boss of us. No one gets to tell us what we can and can’t say and what we can and can’t think. We exercise our critical thinking skills. We know what’s moral and immoral because God has laid that out for us in His Holy Word (which most members of the media have likely never devoted much time to reading or studying). We are everyday Americans.