When I was reading the political coverage in this morning’s Sunday Register a horrible thought occurred to me. While this isn’t politically correct to say, I can’t help but feel that Iowa is at a disadvantage when the political coverage of the 800-pound gorilla in the state, the Des Moines Register, is determined by 3 women. These three women, Jennifer Jacobs, Kathie Obradovich and to a lesser degree Rekha Basu (in the sense that she covers more than just politics) have an inordinate amount of influence in who gets covered and how when it comes to politics in Iowa. There doesn’t seem to be a lot of ‘diversity of opinion’. And isn’t that what’s important? Diversity?
Maybe its just me but 3 Christian-hating liberal feminists at first blush wouldn’t appear to provide full spectrum dialogue to our state’s political scene. It’s just a thought. Heck, maybe a white male Christian would provide an opposing view, its a thought. Maybe then folks like Bob Vander Plaats wouldn’t just be treated like a pin cushion, but perhaps viewpoints like his might be considered for their worth.
It isn’t just newspapers where the Christian right is nonexistent, it is the entire realm of media and pop culture for all intents and purposes. Hollywood to a large degree determines popular culture for a good bit of the globe, let alone the United States (notice I didn’t say ‘homeland’). And Christians are completely absent, once again, from that battlefield. Forget losing the battle, we were never in it, disregarding the straw men Hollywood props up once in awhile.