Double standards in the press are not surprising. Most of us are well aware of how they cover religious conservatives. We’re always battling to find just the right person. That narrative is based in fact. We do debate endlessly about exactly what we want in our candidates. And, of course, as the left-leaning press presents it we have these debates with a certain air of oppressive superiority.
Well now the left has their very own religious narrative. Bernie Sanders is rising and he is…wait for it...Jewish. So now, as in 2008, we have the battling “oppressed” minorities. In 2008 it was women and African-Americans. In 2016 it’s women and the Jews. How in the world former first ladies and senators and Secretaries of State can be cast as oppressed is beyond me, but I am not of the left. Bernie is a very particular kind of Jew as Hillary is a very particular kind of woman, but they can’t let that get in the way of a good narrative.
There is all sorts of commentary one could make about this juxtaposition of religious coverage as it relates to the election cycle. I do find it fascinating that Christians debate and work hard to gain office while the left treats it like some sort of award, but that is not really the point I want to make in this piece. The point I want to make is that the difference in coverage is so stark and so obvious that we should be able to overcome it. If the election is swayed by these narratives, and not in our favor, then it is our own cotton-picking fault. Continue Reading