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Heidi Harris Show Podcast #221: Guest, Robert Spencer “Rating the Presidents”

Robert Spencer, of jihadwatch.org, has been a man I’ve followed and admired for years. His latest book, Rating the Presidents; An America-First look at who is best, who is overrated, and Who was an Absolute Disaster” takes an objective look at all of our Presidents, and how their policies line up with what presidents are supposed to be doing for America. Really good stuff.

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Heidi Harris Show Podcast #214: What I saw at the Evangelicals for Trump event

I attended the Evangelicals for Trump event in Las Vegas recently, which the City of Las Vegas tried to shut down at the last minute. Luckily the owners of the venue showed some spine, and refused to close it down. There was controversy, of course. Too bad so sad, Governor/City of Las Vegas. We have to stand up to bullies.

 

Heidi Harris Show Podcast #190: Napp Nazworth, former Christian Post editor on leaving CP over Trump

One of the sites I read every day is the Christian Post. Napp Nazworth, as a writer/editor for the Christian Post for the past eight years, was a man whose columns I have posted to my social media accounts many times. He takes courageous stands on social issues, which is too rare these days. I respect his positions. Napp recently left CP because he didn’t agree with the posting of an editorial in support of President Trump.

The Brethren have been squabbling quite a bit over Trump lately. Perhaps The Enemy wants to divide us using Trump? Napp was kind enough to join me to discuss it.

Heidi Harris Show Podcast #177: Two experts weigh in on Turkey/Syria

Trump’s policy change on Turkey and Syria has people on both sides of the aisle up in arms. Is he doing the right thing? Two of my favorite go-to experts weigh in: Robert Spencer from JihandWatch.org and Lt. Col Ralph Peters, a career Army Intel veteran.

Heidi Harris Show Podcast #156: Interview with Steve Strang, author of “Trump Aftershock”

Steve Strang, CEO of Charisma Media, joined me for a chat about his latest book, “Trump Aftershock”. He’s also the author of “God and Donald Trump”. As the founder of Charisma Magazine, I wanted to get his perspective on why many Evangelicals still back Trump, why some don’t, and what impact a flawed person can have on our nation.

Heidi Harris Show Podcast #138: Trump, Mueller, and maintaining objectivity

We don’t have all the information yet, or the final details about the Muller investigation, but it disturbs me when I encounter Trump fans who absolutely will NOT accept or even entertain the possibility that Trump has done anything wrong. There are many liars and a lot of otherwise shady people in Trump’s periphery, and at this point it isn’t looking good for Trump. We know for example, that he lied about doing business with Russia, at least on the stump, but doing business with Russia isn’t a crime.

What remains to be seen, however, is whether or not his associates’ behavior implicates Trump in any felonies, or whether or not he’d be impeached, even if they did.

It’s not “fake news” just because you don’t like the source

A recent news headline about the NRA’s precarious finances really demonstrated the way some people completely shut out any “news” from any source that isn’t right leaning. I check all kinds of news sources every day, and the story about the NRA was mostly carried by left leaning sites. So what? Of course the right leaning sites don’t want to talk about it. But lefty sites dancing on the grave of the NRA doesn’t make it “fake news”. 

Here’s what the NRA said in their lawsuit: 

“…The NRA has suffered tens of millions of dollars in damages based on Defendants’ conduct… Such damages include, without limitation, damages due to reputational harm, increased development and marketing costs for any potential new NRA-endorsed insurance programs, and lost royalty amounts owed to the NRA, as well as attorneys’ fees, legal expenses, and other costs.

….If the NRA is unable to collect donations from its members, safeguard the assets endowed to it, apply its funds to cover media buys and other expenses integral to its political speech, and obtain basic corporate insurance coverage, it will be unable to exist as a not-for-profit or pursue its advocacy mission. Defendants seek to silence one of America’s oldest constitutional rights advocates. If their abuses are not enjoined, they will soon, substantially, succeed.”

I was very disappointed in some of the responses I got on Facebook (FB: The Heidi Harris Show). Many people automatically dismissed it as “fake news” because the link posted was from the New York Post. Not exactly a left-leaning site, at least not politically. Some instantly dismissed it as “fake” without taking one minute to look it up for themselves, or check other sources. 

I read the lawsuit, filed by the NRA against the State of New York, to find the “money quote”, and the press isn’t lying. True, the NRA may be overstating their liquidity problems just for legal purposes. But if they are prohibited from doing business in New York with virtually every insurance company or bank because of Governor Cuomo’s “blacklisting” of the NRA, which intimidates various companies from working with them, that’s a problem.

I’m not going to litigate the case here, but what the NRA stated in the lawsuit was accurately reported by the Press, for the most part. What’s scarier to me is this “cult” of people who automatically dismiss anything from any web site they don’t like as “fake news”. 

I was fired from a radio job last year because I stood up for family values, and most members of the media and various TV outlets were dancing on my grave. I’ve been a wasp at their picnic for years, and they don’t like anyone speaking out for Christian values. I was one of the more high profile people in Vegas doing that, so they were glad to see me go. But that didn’t make it a LIE that I was fired. 

The way some outlets characterized the reason for my termination was largely dictated by their bias, of course. My former employers wouldn’t go on record, so the Press made things up. For example, some claimed I had said gay people should never be able to adopt kids, and I never said that. Nor did I say that gay people can’t be good parents; something else that was falsely attributed to me. The bias of those reporting a story is something everyone has to take into account, but the facts of a situation are facts, and I was fired for saying kids do best with a mom and dad. 

Back to Trump. Yes, most of the Press hate him, and yes, it’s true the left leaners can’t say anything positive about him, ignoring any success he might achieve. However, we cannot nor should we evaluate everything said about President Trump based on WHO said it. That’s some scary territory to live in. A story isn’t true unless Fox or The Daily Caller report it? You don’t even check?

“Consider the source” is an often quoted phrase, and it’s based on common sense. Of course you must always consider where something is coming from and who the “news” benefits, whether it’s an acquaintance spreading gossip or something in the news. The bias of the reporter or news site will always exist, but you must not automatically dismiss bad news when you don’t like the messenger. 

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Heidi Harris Show Podcast #93: Does Putin OWN Trump? My guest thinks so.

The Helsinki debacle has everyone talking, and too many of them on the RIGHT have lost their minds. It doesn’t make you a Trump hater if you observe concerning behavior in a person and call it out. Ralph Peters, and career Army Intel officer, knows what Putin and Russia are capable of, and has no qualms about saying it.

Why does Trump criticize EVERY other world leader except Putin? Ralph thinks he knows….

Heidi Harris Show Podcast #62: Columnist Asks How Evangelicals Can Support Trump

David French, columnist for National Review, and a man whose opinion and background I respect, cannot understand how evangelicals can still defend Trump. Of course he was a “never Trumper”. It seems to me that we should never overlook or defend bad behavior, but since God puts elected officials in place, even very flawed ones, in order to further His purposes, shouldn’t we all relax?

Yes, integrity matters, and Trump wasn’t my first or tenth choice, but ultimately God’s plan is not hindered by bad leaders. I refer you to the Old Testament, where 75% of the kings were evil.

Heidi Harris Show Podcast #56: Evangelicals Squabbling Over Trump

At a recent gathering of some so-called “top” evangelicals at Wheaton College, there was a lot of squabbling, with some accusing others of Trump bashing. Some particiapnts walked out. We need to stop focusing on Trump and focus on God.

Christians are called to live their lives according to God’s principles, and never does He direct us to ignore our responsibilities or get distracted because of our elected leaders. We have and will have good leaders and bad. God knows all about it, but He still expects US to glorify Him and be unified in purpose.

Squabbling among the brethren only allows The Enemy to gain a foothold.