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The difference between news and gossip

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webmaster | 05/11/12

“A perverse person stirs up conflict, and a gossip separates close friends.”
— Proverbs 16:28

It is no secret that I like to watch and read the news; I like to know what’s happening in the world, and I appreciate thoughtful commentary from time to time. But what’s the difference between news and gossip?

I ask because the other day I left church to find cars in the parking lot pasted with flyers casting aspersions against a candidate involved in a local election. I am too new to the community to know the person in question, but I know a hatchet job when I see it. The message was almost literally: Don’t vote for this person because he didn’t tell us something about himself that would have cost him votes!

How strange, that a person would cast himself in a manner that would attract your vote. It seems that’s how most of us get jobs in life: presenting ourselves — best foot forward...


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