If you read the biographies of great Christian leaders of yesterday and today, you get the sense that the majority of these guys and girls heard clearly from God, obeyed readily and started immediately reaping Taco Bell Grande-size rewards.
Last Friday night, the TV stations in Israel were in a frenzy over the right-wing incitement against Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's plan to withdraw from Gaza and the northern West Bank and to expel all Jews living in these areas from their homes and communities.
In recent weeks, some of the nation's most influential cultural observers have chosen to concentrate their Academy Awards commentary on my harsh reaction on radio and TV about the deceptive packaging of Clint Eastwood's boxing-and-euthanasia epic, "Million Dollar Baby."
To see a classic example of the divergence between 'mainstream' and 'alternative' media coverage, consider the portrayal of the Saudis this past week.
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