Don’t let the news media be your source of education

In light of last week’s events, it is very sad that a white man went into a predominantly black church and killed nine people.   In the aftermath of the murders, we were bombarded with television pictures of what was happening in South Carolina.

People were asked their opinion on the ‘confederate flag.’   I put the ‘confederate flag’ in quotations, as the flag being portrayed is not the flag of the Confederacy.   I have inserted the various flags you will not be led astray by the ignorance of the news people.  When the talking heads asked people their opinions regarding the flags, two things became very apparent to the viewer:

  1. The white people interviewed said that the flag was racists and were offended;
  2. The black people said that the flag was not racist and they had no problem with the flag.

Flag of the Confederacy


The Battle Flag of the Army of Northern Virginia

The news people covered the Sunday service at the church where the attack took place.  If anyone paid attention, the church was filled to capacity with both white and black people showing solidarity.  Another example of people coming together without regard for race.

This morning, the talking heads were not reporting the news, they were, in fact, trying to make the news.  In particular, many of the politicos they were interviewing stated that the situation of the flying of the Virginia Battle flag at a Confederate Monument was offensive.  However, they said that this issue is a state’s rights issue, meaning that the state of South Carolina could do as its citizens’ saw fit.  Each of these politicians was criticized by the news people.  In fact, the news people demanded that the politicians changed their opinions to coincide with that of the news anchors.  I sat there in disbelief this morning, staring at the television.  At what point do we let our news personalities dictate to our politicians what their opinions should be?  I thought the news personalities ‘reported’ the news, not ‘made’ the news.

Educate yourselves, people……

Until next time,

Dr. Polly


About Polly Heil-Mealey, ND, P.Sc., HHP, M.Ed., C.C.I.

Dr. Polly Heil-Mealey is the Past-President of the International Iridology Practitioners Association (IIPA), as well as an IIPA Certified Iridologist with a Master’s Degree in Education, and a Naturopathic degree. She has been involved in education and Biblical health care since 1994. Dr. Polly has been active in both television and radio, presenting community service programs covering various topics. An international traveler, she gives seminars on alternative health practices, incorporating iridology and Biblical nutritional counseling. Dr. Polly now uses her expert ability to communicate vital and useful information to help her clients build or restore their health. One of Dr. Polly’s greatest passions is to see her clients restore their health through natural therapies. Every success story confirms the need for education in holistic practices. Dr. Polly brings a high level of dedication and commitment to her clientele. She has touched the lives of many with her concern and selfless devotion. The verse “My people perish for lack of knowledge,” is a scripture that touches every level of society. As clients learn and understand holistic protocols, they are able to improve their health drastically by incorporating diet and lifestyle changes. Dr. Polly is married to Stephen Hale, and together they have eight children. Both are very active in their church and serve on various boards in their community. Dr. Polly is also the director of Women’s Ministries of her church. Dr. Polly and Stephen reside in Humble, Texas.
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