By Thomas R. Flagel
Were you aware that Warren G. Harding performed poker within the White apartment at least one time every week? Or that Richard Nixon used to be a Quaker? The background Buff's advisor to the Presidents takes a peek backstage, revealing every thing you ever desired to find out about the households, own conduct, and social lives of the main strong task on this planet. writer Thomas R. Flagel's detailed point of view at the presidents makes this an important ebook for the only curious and hardcore historical past buffs alike. From George Washington to Barack Obama, Flagel's most sensible ten lists assemble the main spiritual presidents, the largest scandals, and extra to offer a accomplished heritage of the yankee presidents.
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About the dangers of this. ” There’s always a big BUT. I am not one of those radical-right guys who say that the media is out to destroy America, but I think that there is a certain, you know, I was think; ing even with the Promise Keeper agenda. Which was just last weekend. And I think it was promoted the way a non-, someone who doesn’t know anything about Promise Keepers, would look at it, you would get the view from the opponents, instead of, what I didn’t like, they allow for example NOW, other organizations, to interpret the intentions of Promise Keepers instead of letting Promise Keepers explain their intentions.
Here are two examples of this: the ﬁrst from a pastor and the second from a politi; cal activist: I think we’ll get probably blamed for a lot of stuff that a lot of kooks, you know, the right wing racist groups. ) I see that, yeah, I think, in the media, that’s what they’re doing, they’re tying us with those people, and that is sim; ply not true. Those groups are very fringe. I don’t know of a single evan; gelical Christian that would support those causes or those groups. So the media has done a very good job of painting the Christian commu; nity as this radical abortion burning, I have a feeling that many of the abortion clinics that are bombed are bombed by the people who want to keep providing abortion because that’s the way to get attention, and they blame it, that’s the way Hitler did it in Germany.
We’ve par; ticipated in many, many Christian demonstrations, and to date, I have not seen an accurate statement in the press. And I don’t know whether this is by design or just careless reporting. That’s one thing. The press has its bias. The press is extremely secular. When it comes to Christians in pub; lic, the press doesn’t get it. So they tend to, you know, when you’re actually reporting on issues that you don’t understand, it tends to distort your ability to report on it. ) Right. They don’t understand.
The History Buff's Guide to the Presidents: Top Ten Rankings of the Best, Worst, Largest, and Most Controversial Facets of the American Presidency (History Buff's Guides) by Thomas R. Flagel