MEDIA ALERT: Back Off and Be Honest

Maybe I wasn’t paying very close attention last time or maybe I just didn’t care. But was the media this hard on the Vice Presidential Republican candidate last time? I feel like we hear as much about Sarah Palin as we do about both of the actual presidential candidates.

While this may horrify most Christians who typically vote straight republican ticket, I don’t. Maybe it’s the whole I don’t want to be part of a group, I just want to be an American (kind of like how I don’t consider myself a Baptist, but a Christian). I consider all my candidates (regardless of the party) and vote based off of who I think would be best for the position.

Let’s get this clear: I don’t like any of them. Honestly, I don’t trust any of them. Yes, some of them win me over more with their rhetoric, but it is only words. Do I believe that their convincing prose will turn into action? No. Call me a skeptic or Debbie Downer, but I don’t buy it. But all of that is another tirade for another day.

Today, I am just sick of the media beating up on the Republicans, primarily Sarah Palin. I honestly didn’t know who I was going to vote for (mainly because I hadn’t studied either candidate yet or wasn’t sure if I’d write in a name) a month ago. But the media makes me want to vote for McCain/Palin just to shut them up! Does anyone else feel the same way? Ever since she won so many of the American people over with her dazzling speech at the convention they have been ruthlessly attacking her left and right.

So my message is this:

Dear Media,

Can you please be party neutral and just report the facts? I understand that you have your own philosophies that you are passionate about. But for just a few minutes that you are on air, can you pretend to be neutral? Also, in the case of a bad day that you are going to verbally assault a candidate, can you be sure to do the same to both candidates? Or if you are going to air shows that claim to be a true story of the candidates, please balance it for both parties. Because, call me crazy, but it seems like you are making one party seem pretty innocent and perfect and the other you are pulling out all your tricks. Just so you know, it makes me distrust you and that other party. Thank you, Becky Kiser

And while we are at it, here’s another letter:

Dear EVERY Political Figure in the United States of America,

Can you just be honest? I don’t care if you relate to me. Honestly, I don’t want you to relate to me. I hope the leaders of our country are nothing like me—I know I could never do that job. But I do hope that you can. So next time you debate or release an ad or speak or vote, can you keep just a promise? Can you promise to tell the truth and keep your word? Can you promise to stop degrading the other candidate? Can you tell me what you are going to do and how you are going to do it? Can you be honest about what you haven’t done and why? Also, can you vote how you said you would—not for your political gain, but for the gain of the country? I just need to trust you again. Thank you. Sincerely, Becky Kiser