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Every now and then, I hear from a GetReligion reader who asks a variation on the following question: "How come you never write about cases of Kellerism in conservative media?" Note that -- if you follow the logic of this statement -- the assumption is...
From: Get Religion | By: Terry Mattingly | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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How many stories have been written on the important demographic slide across the decades among America’s moderate-to-liberal Protestant churches, the "Seven Sisters" of the old mainline? Such pieces typically report the latest membership totals and...
From: Get Religion | By: Richard Ostling | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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Six years ago, when I was still writing for the Washington Times, I heard that the city of Baltimore was compelling crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) to post notices saying they don’t do referrals for abortion or birth control services. This struck me...
From: Get Religion | By: Julia Duin | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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I guess this really is the year of the outsider -- even the Jewish outsider. Take a look, if you will, at the following New York Times piece about the historic New Hampshire Primary win by Sen. Bernie Sanders. We're talking about the sidebar that ran...
From: Get Religion | By: Terry Mattingly | Thursday, February 11, 2016
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Intimidation works. In fact, it works quite well, and it appears not to matter whether the intended target is a nation, a kid in the schoolyard or a media outlet. Witness Iran and the case of Washington Post Tehran correspondent Jason Rezaian, recently...
From: Get Religion | By: Ira Rifkin | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Ohhhh, they were so close, but the score was tied and the clock ran out. No, this ain't football; it's about coverage of a gay-rights addition to nondiscrimination laws in Florida. LGBT forces and their allies in Tallahassee have been trying for years,...
From: Get Religion | By: Jim Davis | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Certainly, the plight of Muslims in America is a relevant subject for quality journalism in the wake of the Paris and San Bernardino attacks. But where is the quality? When major newspapers decide to delve into that subject matter, I wish they'd do...
From: Get Religion | By: Bobby Ross Jr. | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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The big Catholic news out of the Archdiocese of Chicago -- the nation's third-largest diocese -- has become shockingly normal, perhaps so normal that journalists aren't even asking basic questions about this trend anymore. The Chicago Tribune put one...
From: Get Religion | By: Terry Mattingly | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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In the midst of humdrum life here and entranced as we were by Lady Gaga’s stirring rendition of the “Star-Spangled Banner” at the opening of the Super Bowl, we often forget how the other half lives many time zones away. A recent piece in the Los...
From: Get Religion | By: Julia Duin | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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That could have been my wife. Rightly or wrongly, many of us tend to judge tragedy by how close to home it strikes. For me, that's the case with the death of Ingrid Williams, wife of Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach Monty Williams. Ingrid Williams...
From: Get Religion | By: Bobby Ross Jr. | Friday, February 12, 2016
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Did you hear about the historic meeting that will occur today between the media superstar Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill, the leader of the Orthodox Church of Moscow and All Russia? Is there up-front coverage of this in your newspaper this morning?...
From: Get Religion | By: Terry Mattingly | Friday, February 12, 2016
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A constant commandment for journalists is to “assess thy sources.” The running debate on “what is an evangelical,” so pertinent for newswriters during this presidential campaign, involves “who speaks for evangelicals” and consequently “who...
From: Get Religion | By: Richard Ostling | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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