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Bloomberg reports:

The incoming Trump administration is considering moving White House press briefings out of the West Wing to accommodate more than the “Washington media elite,” President-elect Donald Trump’s press secretary said.

“This is about greater accessibility, more people in the process,” Sean Spicer said Sunday on Fox News Channel’s “Media Buzz.” Involving more people, including bloggers and others who aren’t from the mainstream media, “should be seen as a welcome change,” he said.

Bravo! I'm so tired of listening to mainstream media—including mainstream Christian media such as "World," "Gospel Coalition," "Desiring God," and "Christianity Today"—whine about blogs. I've seen these guys from the inside, working with and against them on national stories where I am in a position to know how and why they censor voices they don't like while promoting other voices that give them money.

Truth be told, "World" and "Christianity Today" need competition just as much as the "New York Times," the "Chicago Tribune," and Fox News.

After Trump's press conference this past week, I listened as Fox News's talking heads lamented having to keep tack of...

Trump's tweets. It was so humiliating to them to have to listen to someone who is not a journalist going straight to the people, and this was Fox News that was doing the whining!

"World" and "Christianity Today" whine, too. As they see it, people who call themselves "journalists" and rake in ad dollars are trustworthy. Simple as that.

Meanwhile, people who call themselves "pastors" and write for the protection of souls and the building up of the church, eschewing ad dollars, aren't trustworthy and should be dismissed out of hand.

So you will understand that I'm tired of the whining of these elitists, Christian or otherwise.

Growing up in Wheaton knowing rich Christian publishers and editors, it's clear to me that it's time for a changing of the guard. "Christianity Today" is not concerned to guard the souls for whom Christ died, nor to build the church. They are concerned to make money. 

Kudos, then, to President-elect Donald Trump for proposing busting up the closed-shop media. May his tribe increase.

Let his reform spread from inside the Beltway to Asheville, Nashville, Grand Rapids, Wheaton, and Carol Stream.

Like a cage full of birds, So their houses are full of deceit; Therefore they have become great and rich. (Jeremiah 5:27)


Tim Bayly

Tim serves Clearnote Church, Bloomington, Indiana. He and Mary Lee have five children and big lots of grandchildren.

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