A Tale of Two Media Scripts

Script for Bush:

These gas prices are all the president’s fault. He is enriching his buddies in the oil industry, which is making record profits, by his immoral wars and by refusing to do anything to lower prices at the pump. And the price of gasoline hits the working poor the hardest, those who are doing their best, playing by the rules, and just trying to feed their families. The president doesn’t care about them and needs to be held to account!

Script for Obama:

President Obama can’t do anything about these gas prices, which are caused by forces outside his control. He is doing his best to wean Americans off their unhealthy addiction to foreign oil through forward-thinking technologies such as solar power, wind farms, and electric cars. Voters shouldn’t blame President Obama, who really does care. They should get used to this permanent feature of our economy. They should also go out and buy a Chevy Volt; or, if they can’t afford that, they should ride a bike or use public transit. They shouldn’t fret about the cost of gas, because Mr. Obama is going after the skunks in the American oil industry, who are making record profits.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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