How to respond to media bias

October 19, 2018 |

The massive political divide we are experiencing in our country today is more than just about which side has the majority. Previously, politics didn’t isolate neighbors, drive wedges between friends, fuel bitterness between family members, and ignite hate and anger in otherwise peaceful people. Perhaps more than any other contributing factor, extreme media bias is darkening this chapter in America’s history by shaping and twisting narratives into conformity with secular worldviews.

Media elites and Hollywood celebrities—who mostly stand united against our values of life, traditional marriage and religious freedom – are fighting for control of our nation. Fixated on their political agendas, these influencers are blind to the good that has taken place in our country:

  • America’s GDP growth has risen to over 4%.
  • Manufacturing jobs are coming back to America.
  • Unemployment is at or near record lows in virtually every demographic.
  • ISIS lost 98% of its territory in the first four months of President Trump’s term.
  • And in 2017, deaths by acts of terror worldwide plunged by 27%.

Who can argue with positive economic growth and strong national security impacting all Americans?

WE ARE, BY ALMOST EVERY MEASURE, LIVING IN THE SAFEST, HEALTHIEST, MOST PROSPEROUS TIME IN OUR NATION’S HISTORY. YET THE LEFT HAS MILLIONS OF PEOPLE CONVINCED THAT THE APOCALYPSE IS UPON US BECAUSE THE 2016 ELECTION DIDN’T TURN OUT AS THEY HOPED.

But there is something bigger at play here. As the mainstream media gets louder and angrier – their hatred more intense, fake news more blatantly evident, and the divide in our nation dangerously irreparable – faith voters absolutely can change the course of history:

  1. Stand boldly and unashamed on the word of God and His principles in the public square. People of faith may not want to “get political,” but if they are silent, then they do so at the expense of not being biblical (Deuteronomy 1:13).
  2. Treat everyone with the love of Christ and strive to be at peace with our fellow Americans (Romans 12:1).
  3. Vote.

As God-fearing citizens entrusted with the blessing of freedom and the duty to choose our lawmakers and leaders, we have the responsibility to participate in governmental systems.

I understand it can be tempting to let the fear-mongering tactics of a secular culture intimidate us into silence and to stand outside of the political process. But as Christians, politics is not something to be afraid of (2 Timothy 1:17). Instead, it’s one of the best and most outward ways we can let our lights shine in a dark time (John 1:5).

Our votes and influence are needed now more than ever before.

Think about the recent confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.  This was indeed a good thing for socially conservative values. The battle to get here, though, has revealed and magnified the political divide to a level that seems impossible to bridge.  And now, the Left are drawing up arms for November and plotting impeachment for both our newest Justice and our President. 

We’ve reached a tipping point in America’s history. Will we emerge stronger and better than ever before or will we slide into an irreversible decline?

I want to see every single Christian in America show up during every single election—in spite of media narratives, true to the biblical narrative. Let’s make our voices heard.

It’s up to you. Will you submit to intimidation and be sidelined by the media as irrelevant? Or will you step up in faith and lead our nation?

The elitist media’s biggest fear is to be challenged by everyday people. As long as they hold the microphone, they control the narrative. But together, we hold the megaphone—when we vote.

This op-ed originally appeared on MyFaithVotes.com.

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  • Gerri Woodham

    10/23/2018 11:10 AM

    you are so right. Our God given rights are being threatened on every level local state and federal. It is a spiritual battle we are fighting. I thank God for you and I pray for you and men and women willing to stand for our conservative values

  • CARMEN PRICE

    10/22/2018 03:14 PM

    Governor Huckabee
    I would like to know if the caravan arrives by Nov. 6th, how can anyone sign them all up to vote? They are not legal citizens, if they are
    signed up, this should be illegal just as they are for coming across our borders! Wish someone would explain it to me!
    Loved your show last weekend, especially the Huck's Hero, from Coffeed..........great idea and charity, need more like him!
    Hugs
    Carmen Price

  • Paula Conley

    10/22/2018 01:56 PM

    THANKS FOR THE GODLIKE PLAN TO SAVE OUR COUNTRY!

  • Paula Conley

    10/22/2018 01:55 PM

    THANKS FOR THE GODLIKE PLAN TO SAVE OUR COUNTRY!

  • Lynn Hopkins

    10/22/2018 11:13 AM

    I have been in prayer and fasting since Sept 1 for this election. we are in spiritual warfare against the Great Divider. I pray that the Holy Spirit indwelling every true believer will wake Democrat up to the truth. That we as One nation Under God will be indivisible in our respect for equal justice. that means the rich and powerful. the demons are strong and powerful, but God is much stronger.

  • Julie Detlefsen

    10/22/2018 11:03 AM

    I live in Minnesota, which unfortunately is a liberal state. I already voted because I was able to and didn't want to leave it to chance with the crazy weather we are known to have, it is flu season and I was not taking any chances that I would be bed ridden and you never know what other crazy thing could happen to thwart my chance to support the conservative agenda. MN almost went red in the 2016 elections, so I am hoping for that to happen during the mid term elections now. How anyone in there right mind could vote for Ellison is beyond me, but some people are in their left minds I guess. Thank You for you insightful commentary and your strong faith. It gives me hope!

  • ANN L BRUCE-PINEDA

    10/22/2018 10:07 AM

    Pastor, please read the article by Ana Quintana or tweet her. She has visited Honduras and has connected the former legislator, Bartolo Fuentes to Mel Zelaya. Research the connection between Mel Zelaya, Hugo Chavez, the Castros, Ortega of Nicaragua. Fuentes was arrested or detained by Guatemala as an organizer of the caravan. Most conservatives in Central America know about Mel Zelaya and want nothing to do with him. You can see how Hernandez of Honduras and his wife, Ana Garcia Carias, have begun busing their citizens back to Honduras and dealing with the real problems of some of these people. I contacted a former student whose husband is the owner of a local paper because there was a terrible headline on the front page Sunday twisting the words of POTUS. On page 13 the article explains why Trump was so angry but the headline is still filthy journalism and is under a photo of a woman with a stroller and four small children. I know the newspaper in question is conservative and noticed that my former student supports Carlos Calleja but I think the person who wrote the article, who doesn't identify himself/herself, is not. Please ask Sarah to talk about Bartolo Fuentes and Mel Zelaya. Zelaya is worse than you can imagine and most business people in or from Latin America know he almost destroyed businesses in Honduras during the short time he was in power years ago. Invite Ana Quintana to your show.

  • Cheryl King

    10/22/2018 09:25 AM

    Agree!!! We have made sure our grandchildren are registered to vote and educated them on what is going on. Our friends, who rarely vote, are going to the polls this year. I have my son spending the night at my house in order to be sure he votes before going to work. My youngest son is out of state and we have an absentee ballot for him! Thanks to you and Fox News we do know the truth about what is going on and we are standing up! We are proud of what our President is doing for this country and will stand beside him.

  • Cheryl King

    10/22/2018 09:24 AM

    Agree!!! We have made sure our grandchildren are registered to vote and educated them on what is going on. Our friends, who rarely vote, are going to the polls this year. I have my son spending the night at my house in order to be sure he votes before going to work. My youngest son is out of state and we have an absentee ballot for him! Thanks to you and Fox News we do know the truth about what is going on and we are standing up! We are proud of what our President is doing for this country and will stand beside him.

  • Cheryl King

    10/22/2018 09:24 AM

    Agree!!! We have made sure our grandchildren are registered to vote and educated them on what is going on. Our friends, who rarely vote, are going to the polls this year. I have my son spending the night at my house in order to be sure he votes before going to work. My youngest son is out of state and we have an absentee ballot for him! Thanks to you and Fox News we do know the truth about what is going on and we are standing up! We are proud of what our President is doing for this country and will stand beside him.

  • Cheryl King

    10/22/2018 09:23 AM

    Agree!!! We have made sure our grandchildren are registered to vote and educated them on what is going on. Our friends, who rarely vote, are going to the polls this year. I have my son spending the night at my house in order to be sure he votes before going to work. My youngest son is out of state and we have an absentee ballot for him! Thanks to you and Fox News we do know the truth about what is going on and we are standing up! We are proud of what our President is doing for this country and will stand beside him.

  • Deborah Mauldin

    10/22/2018 08:07 AM

    VOTE! Go and help elderly neighbors and family to get to polls to vote. Remind co-workers about voting. We must vote our values and support our country before it's too late.

  • Karsten Polk

    10/22/2018 12:10 AM

    I totally enjoy this letter, in fact I get my news almost exclusively here. I hate sounding critical, but for the sake of the readers, I believe the scripture references you meant to put are Romans 12:18 and 2 Timothy 1:7. Thank you for all you do!

  • Rick Reinhardt

    10/21/2018 11:22 PM

    I see a red wave coming from the silent majority; forget the polls, they hold no truth! I see a red wave that will hold steady for sixteen years or more implemented through President Trump and VP Pence who will carry on the work but through more peaceful times as our Country will have found it's way back to Christian Roots. Because GOD has found mercy on our Country; though we don't deserve it but for his great name sake, he is showing his paternal hand through Christ Jesus, and who has mediated on our behalf! In Christ Jesus Holy Name, Forever... AMEN!

  • Kay Goodrow

    10/21/2018 10:13 PM

    I will stand as a Christian and vote and not be intimated by the left. Our country needs to become united and show the world that we r one nation under GOD. Some of our outspoken left leaders need to be replaced as they are bringing our country down the wrong path.

  • Allen M Swatsworth

    10/21/2018 08:57 PM

    My Lord, Savior and Provider, I ask that You strength each and every Christian and be with them as they go forward and vote their choice for the officials that will work the government to bring peace to this nation. Give each of us the wisdom to vote correctly and close our ears to all the noise around us. Let us follow Your will and protect us from those who wish to harm us and do harm to You on this earth. I ask this and all things in Christ's Holy Name. Amen.

  • Ruth Ferraro

    10/21/2018 08:48 PM

    I couldn't agree more with everything you write. Unfortunately I know of several "Christians" that focus only on immigration. One told me I should read history when people came to this country illegally. I disputed that fact as my father, 2 of his brothers, and 1 sister all immigrated here from Sweden in the 20's to be able to work & go to school as 1) they had the "caste" system which meant unless your mother or father was a politician, doctor, lawyer etc. school ended at 6th grade at which time you went to a trade school 2) they came here wanting a better life & to work & learned English without any prospects of "hand-outs" such as welfare or food stamps 3) they were checked coming into this country for health reasons & if they had any communicable diseases, they were sent back to their home country at the expense of the captain of the ship. (They all came through NY) My mother's father came here through Canada first, worked, learned English & saved money to send for his wife & son & settled in Illinois. I was told I was brainwashed by the Republicans! I would have sent them a copy of the latest 'Decision' magazine by the Billy Graham Foundation but I had already passed it along to our local library. I love all your commentaries & enjoy reading them daily. God bless you and Sara as well as your entire family.

  • Gretel Kleint

    10/21/2018 07:41 PM

    This election is now in Gods hands. I have always voted. That's not something I have to think about. I vote republican because of the platform that most all of the candidates stand on. I don't see how a person that calls themselves a Christian can be a democrat because of their platform and especially since they see how the democratic leaders are behaving and reacting to every little thing. It is like they are under satanic influence. Money won't help at this point in time.

  • Shauna Dickerson

    10/21/2018 07:38 PM

    I can testify this is true. There is a rift between me and my beloved daughter, simply because I said, Trump is our president now. He was voted in, we should give him a chance. She is so angrily anti-Trump that this daughter I cared for without reservation all her life as she grew, I don't know if we'll ever speak again.

  • Shauna Dickerson

    10/21/2018 07:38 PM

    I can testify this is true. There is a rift between me and my beloved daughter, simply because I said, Trump is our president now. He was voted in, we should give him a chance. She is so angrily anti-Trump that this daughter I cared for without reservation all her life as she grew, I don't know if we'll ever speak again.

  • Faith Lobel

    10/21/2018 06:45 PM

    Hi Mr. Huckabee, I'm one of your faithful readers and have also contributed occasionally to your Huck Pak. I enjoy your articles immensely. I respect your Christian perspective -- although I generally skip those articles, yet sometimes, I find the Christianity a bit overwhelming. You see, Huck, I am Jewish. I'm a Conservative, love this country dearly, support the Constitution and I never know quite how to react to the specifically Christian message. Shall I just give up on it and say that you simply are not speaking to me? If you run in the next presidential primary, I might vote for you again, but I'm not part of your official audience. You have your base, your congregation of readers, and someone like me isn't going to be part of that. Do I want all the Christians out there to vote - and vote conservative? You betcha, I do! I'd just like my fellow Jews to be told the same thing! Realistically, however, you may not be the right person to do it. I wish you well.

    Thank G-d for people like you and Mark Levin!

  • Martha J Orlando

    10/21/2018 06:21 PM

    Dear Governor Mike,
    You are spot on with this commentary tonight. We need to remember that as Christians, our first allegiance is to God, the Lord, Jesus, and to the Holy Spirit. Before He was condemned to a cross, Jesus prayed in John 17 that all of His followers would be unified in Him and through Him, that the Father might dwell in us as He dwelt in Christ Himself. This should be our guiding light as Satan's desire for division and strife plagues our nation. I think if all Christians would take this stance as the highest calling, to unify in light of our opinions and differences, there is a chance that we can come to the table and discuss with civility the issues of the day.
    Sadly, I see much of the tearing down of American Judeo-Christian values as coming from those who don't get or don't think they need salvation. Maybe we will never be able to have serious dialogue with them, but we can continue to pray that they see the light. And as Christians? We, especially, need to stop bashing each other on social media and remember whose children we are.
    Blessings to you and yours!

  • Larry Lynn

    10/21/2018 05:46 PM

    To Whom It May Concern:

    As a Christian, I agree. But also as a Christian, we need to totally Trust in God. There have been enough Prophecy's, in just the last year. Confirm, that we as Republicans; will have the House and Senate. And all corruption stopped. And as a Nation under God; will stand as such.
    These are the last days we live in; as The BIBLE tells us! The next 6 to 9 years, will be the "Greatest" We have seen as a Nation. In the Last 40 years. So if we continue to Pray and ask for God's guidance We will Become the Nation God intended it to be. GOD BLESS YOU and Your Family.

  • Felix Owen

    10/21/2018 05:34 PM

    I am 80 years old, but still very active. I have seen politics go from bad to worse, but I have seen the Democratic Party as anti-American, anti-God and anti-military as it is now. I am ashamed that there are Americans and Christians that are associated with that party. Please promote to everyone that they should vote and not stay home because of the threats of violence that is being promoted by Democrats.

  • Eric H Read

    10/21/2018 05:10 PM

    This is one of those times when to stand by and do nothing will cost us dearly. We cannot allow this to continue. My wife and I are voting by mail in ballot. We run the risk of having happen to us what has happened in other countries unless we head for the polls and vote. I do not for one second believe the MSM and their predictions. They are trying to keep good people away from the ballot box so that they can create the socialist states of America. We are doomed to failure if that happens.