Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Southern Baptists & Social Security

Baptist Press, the propaganda arm of the Southern Baptist Convention, has started a three part series about Social Security. We'll have to wait for the next two installments to see what the official SBC line is going to be on Social Security reform, but the first installment leaves the impression that SBC elites will continue to be loyal lapdogs for the President.

For people who are interested in a more studied appraisal of the President's proposals, here's a link to the latest article by Paul Krugman, an economist at Princeton University.

5 comments:

Keith said...

"....by Paul Krugman, an economist at Princeton University....", a columnist at the NYTimes, and someone who has never, ever--no matter what--had anything nice to say about George Bush. "More studied" doesn't necessarily mean fair or unbiased.

Tig said...

Keith, classic case of the pot calling the kettle black. Do you think anything that Bush or his propagandameisters put out is fair and unbiased? It is the duty of citizens to read or investigate both sides of an argument in order to form their own opinion. It is impossible to leave bias out of any issue.

Keith said...

No arguments there. God knows the Bush people spin like crazy. I just thought listing Krugman as simply an "economist from Princeton" made him sound more fair-minded than he actually is.

Harold Brooks said...

No arguments there. God knows the Bush people spin like crazy. I just thought listing Krugman as simply an "economist from Princeton" made him sound more fair-minded than he actually is.I didn't catch anything about "fair-minded" in what Bruce said, just more studied, and by implication, a more accurate appraisal.

Keith said...

"...just more studied, and by implication, a more accurate appraisal."

That's what I would take issue with. More studied doesn't necessarily mean more accurate, especially when the studied source has demonstrated an obvious bias in previous writings.

After all, Al Mohler may be more studied than Bruce in theology, but that doesn't make him more accurate in what he says.