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January 14, 2014
WPost whoppers about the Muslim Brotherhood
Claims of bias and inaccurate reporting have dogged the Western press's coverage of Egypt since...
January 09, 2014
News flash! AP ends the Great Schism of 1054!
Many moons ago -- just under a quarter of a century -- I covered a...
December 28, 2013
Pod people: What was top 2013 story for Pope Francis?
I am sure that GetReligion readers will be shocked, shocked to know that the Godbeat...
December 18, 2013
Ghosts in those one-sided reports about victims in Syria
Rare is the day that I do not receive at least one or two emails...
December 03, 2013
Missing nuns, missing details, in Maaloula (updated)
Trust me on this. I know that it must be impossible for journalists to cover...
November 27, 2013
Reuters skips a key detail in Israel’s wedding wars — divorce
Everybody loves a wedding, or so culture would have us believe. However, according to a...
October 26, 2013
Got news? Has Kristallnacht come to the Middle East?
There was always an important, yet unstated, idea at the heart of the "On Faith"...
October 23, 2013
The Coptic ghost in those potential flights from Egypt
Let's start with a few journalistic questions. Am I surprised that The New York Times...
October 18, 2013
Lost in mobs, fire, guns and ink: Is Christ of Sinai safe?
What is the Mona Lisa worth? At the time of their destruction by the Taliban,...
October 15, 2013
Pay no attention to Rand Paul (or Christian persecution!)
A Washington Post Politics news blog on Senator Rand Paul's appearance before the Value Voters...
October 04, 2013
Pod people: Deja vu on global persecution of Christians
As a rule, I don't discuss the contents of one of my new Scripps Howard...
October 02, 2013
LATimes looks at Egypt; sees only signs of Islamic life
Over the past two years, your GetReligionistas have frequently urged (one example here) journalists to...
September 26, 2013
Praying Jews flock to the Temple Mount; world notices
If there is a "Ground Zero" for the world's three Abrahamic religions -- Judaism, Christianity...
September 20, 2013
Intended consequences — The Times & Jewish Jerusalem
Choosing determines all human decisions. In making his choice man chooses not only between various...
September 11, 2013
AFP gives Maalula its due
It was my intention today to look at religion news coverage of the anniversary of...
September 09, 2013
Is a global fast for Syria a local news story?
According to Catholic News Agency: Pope Francis made a global petition on Sept. 1 asking...
September 08, 2013
What is the X-factor in Syrian bloodshed? DUH! (updated)
It seems that many networkers in the online world remain fired up about that recent...
September 02, 2013
How to follow totally secular Syria news on Twitter
The goal here at GetReligion is, of course, to look at the good and the...
August 30, 2013
WWROD? What does sharia law look like in practice?
The other day, in a discussion of events in Egypt, I noted -- once again...
August 28, 2013
Pod people: What’s religion got to do with Egyptian tourism?
In the wake of the events of 9/11, I had the honor of taking part...
August 25, 2013
After Hasan trial: Spot big religion ghost in this story
The military trial of Maj. Nidal Hasan was never -- as a journalism story --...
August 23, 2013
What do Egyptians really mean when they say ‘sharia’?
One of the major themes in GetReligion posts about Islam over the past decade has...
August 20, 2013
LATimes sees the layers of threats against Copts in Egypt
The dominant story coming out of Egypt right now continues, and with good cause, to...
August 16, 2013
What did Pope Tawadros say? When did he say it? (updated)
At the pivotal event announcing the fall of President Mohamed Morsi, a number of symbolic...
August 15, 2013
Saith the WPost: So what’s really going on in Egypt?
My cellphone chimed at me earlier this afternoon with a news bulletin from CNN that...
August 14, 2013
Muslims kill Muslims, for no reasons that can be reported
The bloodshed in Egypt continues and, to be quite frank about it, it's hard to...
July 22, 2013
The controversial mind and Lebanese soul of Helen Thomas
As I have mentioned before here at GetReligion, at the time of the Sept. 11...
July 09, 2013
Doing the bloody math in emerging civil war in Egypt
It appears that some members of the mainstream press are beginning to do the hard,...
July 05, 2013
Watching for ghosts in the news flashes from Egypt
A few journalistic thoughts while I continue to watch the waves of news coverage rolling...
July 01, 2013
There’s more to Egypt’s pain than secularism vs. religion
Many GetReligion readers have, I am sure, spent some time today following the urgent news...
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