See this story, U.S. Hires Christian Extremists to Produce Arabic News.
The U.S. government this week launched its Arabic language satellite TV news station for mostly Muslim Iraq. It is being produced in a studio – Grace Digital Media – controlled by fundamentalist Christians who are rabidly pro-Israel. That’s grace as in “by the grace of God.”
Grace Digital Media is controlled by a fundamentalist Christian millionaire, Cheryl Reagan, who last year wrested control of Federal News Service, a transcription news service, from its former owner, Cortes Randell. Randell says he met Reagan at a prayer meeting, brought her in as an investor in Federal News Service, and then she forced him out of his own company.
Grace Digital Media and Federal News Service are housed in a downtown Washington, D.C. office building, along with Grace News Network. When you call the number for Grace News Network, you get a person answering “Grace Digital Media/Federal News Service.” According to its web site, Grace News Network is “dedicated to transmitting the evidence of God’s presence in the world today.”
“Grace News Network will be reporting the current secular news, along with aggressive proclamations that will ‘change the news’ to reflect the Kingdom of God and its purposes,” GNN proclaims.
But Mower said she couldn’t get us a copy of the contract between BBG and Grace Digital Media. Nor could she say how Grace Digital was chosen as the production studio. [emphasis mine – DJ]
Grace News Network proclaims that it will be a “unique tool in the Lord’s ministry plan for the world,” according to the company’s mission statement. “Grace News Network provides networking links and portals to various ministries and news services that will be of benefit to every Christian believer and seeker of truth.”
Just how DID they get this contract? Was this an open bidding process or more corrupt insider cronyism from the Bush gang? Funneling government money to the Christian far-right wingnuts.
Hiring this company doesn’t fit at all with the WORDS the Administration is using. In fact, it contradicts those words. So many of their actions contradict their words, and so few support them. If you look at what they are DOING instead of the fog of words they are spreading around, you’ll see that they appear to be following an Ann Coulter foreign policy, “We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity.”