Liberty Grad Lyndsay Keith Co-Hosts Spicer & Co. with Former White House Press Secretary. Here’s What She Has to Say About Media Bias
People don’t know the truth. That’s what Liberty University alumna Lyndsay Keith said when she sat down with The Stream’s Nancy Flory at the Christian Media Convention in Grapevine, Texas, last month.
Lyndsay has a varied background in all things communication: sports broadcasting, public relations, media relations, marketing strategy and political broadcasting. She even advised the Mitt Romney campaign in 2012. Now she’s co-host on Newsmax’s dynamic political talk show Spicer & Co. along with former White House press secretary Sean Spicer.
People Don’t Know the Truth
The media are biased, she told The Stream. “It’s not a hit against them, but people are fallible. People make mistakes, people are biased.”
That hasn’t changed. If anything, over the last nine years it’s gotten worse. “It’s almost like [journalists] feel like they are in it to change the world. They’re not in it to tell you the truth, they’re in it to make the story how they think the world should be,” she said. “You have to read the news knowing that. I always tell people [to] read from lots of different outlets.”
She’s concerned “that people don’t really know the truth. … They know what someone wants them to think. They don’t know just the story. And that’s really scary.”
Lyndsay previously worked at Google and is familiar with the tech industry. “I think [big tech] has gotten so big, that now they have almost become an arbiter of truth. And they’ve gotten too big.” A lot of people at Google are very liberal. “I can say from working with them, they think they are doing the right thing. They think their approach to society is right.”
I’m Your Vessel
A Christian, Lyndsay starts each day with a prayer. “Lord, this is Your day. How do we use it?” She also prays just before each show, “Lord, just use me, I’m Your vessel.”
“I always say God’s not a part of my life. God is my life.” She doesn’t find her identity in being a Republican or any other identity. “I’m a child of God. And so, sometimes I have to take a step back and think, ‘Okay, let me not just take a conservative standpoint on this. Let me take a God standpoint.'”
Lyndsay encourages other women of faith to speak up with boldness and grace. “Sometimes we’re afraid the message of the Gospel is offensive, but Jesus said it would be. … We need to help people, to not be afraid of the outcome. … Don’t be afraid to speak up and be bold. It is scary at times because we’re in such a divisive world. But I think we need to encourage fellow Christian women to try to [stick] together.”
Taking a God standpoint means joining with others who also do that. “There is power in numbers,” she said, “and we need to fight.”