Whether it’s the magazine on the coffee table, the new app on your smartphone, the bookmarked site on your laptop, or the local TV channel, news media are more accessible than ever before. On today’s Home School Heartbeat, host Mike Farris is joined by the editor-in-chief of World Net Daily to discuss how your family can approach media in a healthy way.
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Today, we’re joined again by media expert Joseph Farah. Joseph, we live in a media-saturated society. What practical tools can you give a family for effectively deciding what they’re going to read and how they’re going to analyze the news media?
Well, the best news I have for you there is that we have more choices today than we have had before in our lifetimes, Mike. You and I remember the old days when our televisions gave us a choice between three networks, all spouting the same party line. There was no internet with these seemingly unlimited choices. There was no cable TV. The truth is out there now and when that was not necessarily the case twenty or thirty years ago. All that is required is discernment by parents. Parents need to separate the wheat from the chaff and show their kids which sources of news are reliable and which need to be taken with a very large grain of salt. We hope though that WND is one of those safe-harbors for parents and children. And because of our success I have to believe there will be more of them with this attitude at some point.
Joseph, I know that you’re a homeschooling dad, and so I know that these things really come from your heart. Thanks so much. I’m Mike Farris.