The Briefing 06-04-13

The Briefing 06-04-13

1) DNA ruling demonstrates limitations of traditional liberal/conservative divide

Justices Allow Police to Take DNA Samples After Arrests, New York Times (Adam Liptak)

2) Americans confused and divided over trusting the government

Is rage against IRS wasted emotion? USA Today (Don Campbell)

3) Senate’s last surviving veteran of World War II dies

Lautenberg leaves tricky political question for Christie, CNN (Paul Steinhauser, Peter Hamby and Robert Yoon)

Frank R. Lautenberg, 5-Term Senator From New Jersey, Dies at 89, New York Times (Adam Clymer)

4) Barbara Walters’ legacy of blurred distinction between news and entertainment

Walters to Announce 2014 Retirement on “The View” New York Times (Bill Carter)

Entertainment News, New York Times (Neal Gabler)

Walters has never faltered, USA Today (Michael Wolff)

5) Importance of Christian discernment: “news sources” that don’t report the news

Devoted to Politics, MSNBC Slips on Breaking News, New York Times (Bill Carter)

June 2013, Harper’s Index

R. Albert Mohler, Jr.

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