Friday, March 3

Dobson: Write Wolf Blitzer, CNN and remind him "I am not a reverend"

This is so funny! I mean, the media is so hell-bent on distorting the news according to their own way of seeing the world, they can't even get a basic fact straight. What part about the most notable child psychologist in the nation NOT being a reverend do they not understand? Can a regular citizen speak out on moral and faith issues? Or, is that something only for reverends and priests?

I do hope the CNN mailroom and phone banks just get flooded. I, of course, never watch CNN. While you are emailing Blitzer, let him know about a great course being offered down at my community college--JOU 101. I think one of the first lessons has to do with getting your facts straight.

Well, here is the invitiation from the CitizenLink email editors calling on readers (and Dr. Dobson's radio show listeners) to contact CNN and help set the record straight.
Dr. Dobson Wants You to Set CNN Straight Network keeps calling him "Reverend"

Focus on the Family Chairman Dr. James Dobson asked listeners to his daily radio show today to set CNN -- and particularly Wolf Blitzer -- straight on what to call him.

In a rather slanted report about a thank-you note Dr. Dobson received from new Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito on Wednesday's edition of Blitzer's "Situation Room" program, a reporter referred to Focus' founder as "Reverend Dobson" five times in only a few seconds of airtime.

It's not an uncommon mistake for the media to make, but Dr. Dobson -- who, for the record, is a licensed psychologist with a Ph.D. in child development -- says CNN shouldn't still be making it.

"Would somebody out there please write Wolf Blitzer at CNN and remind him of what we have told him about 50 times? That I am not a reverend and he ought to know that by now?" Dr. Dobson asked on today's broadcast. "If I were a minister, I'd be honored to say so, but I'm not."

He even suggested a creative way to refer to Blitzer when writing a letter: "You might address your correspondence to Archbishop Blitzer."

We've made it easy for you to do as Dr. Dobson asks. Just visit the link below -- and click the "Go" button at the top when you get there -- to compose an e-mail that will be delivered directly to Blitzer's workstation at CNN.
Go ahead: Email him. Oh, ya. Via CitizenLink, here is the "controversial" thank you note from our new supreme court justice.

"Dear Dr. Dobson — This is just a short note to express my heartfelt thanks to you and the entire staff at Focus on the Family for your help and support during the past few, challenging months. I would also greatly appreciate it if you would convey my appreciation to the good people from all parts of the country who wrote to tell me that they were praying for my and for my family during this period."

Repeating what he said at last month's White House investiture ceremony, Alito wrote "the prayers of so many people from around the country were a palpable and powerful force."

He added: "As long as I serve on the Supreme Court, I will keep in mind the trust that has been placed in me."
Sounds very nice to me. Anyone see something wrong with it?