I say ‘media.’ You say, __________.
Really, go ahead and fill in the blank.
Being a member of the media, I have found that more often than not, I am chalked up to be a liberal left-wing lover.
Then you learn I attend church. I wear a cross necklace. Immediately I am on the right, the perfect candidate to diversify Fox News.
Ironically, that confusion is a clear indicator to me that I was meant to be in the field of journalism.
Here’s my admission: Each time I find myself face-to-face with an issue that divides our country and our homes, conflict settles in my mind too. I embark on my journalistic journey to hear from one side. Behold, their words make sense! I then inteview an opposing party… and their pieces fall into place. By the end of my research, I’m not quite sure which way I lean.
Some journalists take a position as they approach a story (hint: they won’t admit it, but they do). Personally, I try to understand as much as possible before making a call. Even then, it’s my goal to ensure others hear both sides. Of course, while I’m telling them, uncertainty often arises again.
Deep down, I know I have opinions. It’s taken years to develop them and confirm they align with what I believe is the Truth. I’m thankful to the wise thinkers who have given me insight. There are still many controversial topics that I haven’t let myself touch yet, but I will get there once I have heard near everything.
I will say this: there are some decisions that I will likely forego. At least, forego taking an outward stance.
Because… is it that important to have an opinion on everything? Why cause discord when an open ear can heal?