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EDITORIAL: Our promise to never censor the media

From a Christian lens, we whole-heartedly assert that Christ is to be represented in all things we do. That is why we are often reminded of 1 John 1:8, which says, “If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” Constantly striving to recall our own sinful nature, we hope to be made accountable for our actions. In that respect, we acknowledge an imperfect world. But we also remember a Savior in the midst of it all.

We are entirely aware of our responsibilities as faith-based journalists, and our role will never be taken lightly. Our promise is to only ever publish material acknowledging news as it stands – newsworthy, reliable and non-biased. The Huntingtonian simply serves as a platform to communicate what is already in place.  To do otherwise would be defamatory, and the student newspaper will never stoop so low.

To keep our promise, we must recall the importance of the First Amendment and the dangers of media censorship.

When censored, news is consumed by bias. To selectively present the news would be to reject reality and substitute it for an illusion. If the press fails to inform on all matters with accuracy, the reader is misled and oftentimes influenced by the selective information presented. Consider if the editors of 2 Samuel chose to censor the affair between King David and Bathsheba, or if the editors of Genesis chose to exclude chapter 19 where Lot had sex with his two daughters. If the Bible was censored, a critically important part of how we understand the world would be horribly misconstrued.

The truth is not always pretty. But it’s painfully necessary. As much as the “good news” is preached, take a look at how often Jesus (aka “The Truth”) points out the wrong and injustices of the world unapologetically. Are we not called to be like Christ?

Likewise, The Huntingtonian is here to present our readers with uncensored news. News that explores all sides — the good, the bad, the ugly.

Romans 12:2 says, “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” So read, test and discern the news we present. And thank our forefathers for the First Amendment. Through it, we can articulate fair and well-rounded opinions.

Was the Super Bowl XLVIII Rigged?

By the third quarter, the Seahawks were just beating a dead horse. The Seattle Seahawks won against the Denver Broncos 43-8 last week in the Super Bowl XLVIII, and the results were far from a nail-biting finish. Call me a prophet, but I’m sure we all knew who’d be walking away with the Lombardi Trophy.

But does the score seem too aggressive and drastic of a win? Many are speculating on a rumor that says the super bowl may have been rigged. Continue reading Was the Super Bowl XLVIII Rigged?

Will Gal Gadot do Wonder Woman Justice?

Gal Gadot of the Fast and Furious franchise has been casted to play Wonder Woman in the upcoming Superman vs. Batman film – and there is currently a wave of criticisms from DC Comic fanatics closing in from every direction. And a lot of them are negative. However, although I personally believe Zach Snyder has committed a crime in poor casting, I do believe Gadot has a shot at delivering an excellent portrayal of Wonder Woman.

Continue reading Will Gal Gadot do Wonder Woman Justice?