Sun sheds very little light on new linebacker’s faith

If you know anything about the Baltimore Ravens, then you probably know something about the complex legacy left behind by retired linebacker Ray Lewis, a sure fire first ballot Hall of Famer. When it came to his religious beliefs, Lewis was loud and proud to the point of driving some fans a bit nuts. I [Read More...]

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What about those prayers for Dwyane Wade’s pains?

Greetings, GetReligion sports fans. Anyone who has been following the news lately knows that the ageless San Antonio Spurs, the heroes of red-zip-code America, face a seventh and deciding NBA Finals game tonight against the Miami Heat, a team symbolizes evil for millions of fans from coast to coast. While much of the saturation-level media [Read More...]

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Why can’t press get religion, when covering black churches?

Let’s face it. The mainstream press really struggles when trying to cover life in African-American churches. On one level, black churches are treated like giant political institutions that — in a city like Baltimore — speak for a crucial segment of the voting public. There is some truth in that view. Any student of American [Read More...]

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NYTimes finally makes some changes on the fetus front

Oh to have been a fly on the fall during any editing discussions at The New York Times national desk during the time between the newspaper of record’s early report on the verdict in the Dr. Kermit Gosnell case and the final version that is currently online. Yes, there were a few changes. Now I [Read More...]

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Should pro-choice activists be asked Gosnell questions?

The New York Times Sunday Magazine ran a Mother’s Day interview with, who else, the head of Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood does a few things that people either love or hate, but none so much as aborting more than 300,000 unborn children each year. The media are firmly on one side of this issue and [Read More...]

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Baltimore Sun drops ball in profile of a preacher’s son

Here we go again. The following has become a GetReligion mantra, when it comes to mainstream media coverage of sports and religion. If journalists are going to play the God card, especially in the ledes of major stories, it really helps if they are willing to devote some part of these stories to detailing the [Read More...]

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That all-but-missing detail about Jeb Bush’s life

Catholics here in America have a very intense and interesting relationship with the mainstream press. First of all, there are just so many of them and so many different kinds — with active and inactive, believing and non-believing being the simple points of reference. Second, their sheer numbers make it impossible to ignore Catholics when [Read More...]

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On Sarah Kliff’s mea culpa on Gosnell (a national story)

If you have been on Twitter in the past week or so, you probably know that our own M.Z. Hemingway recently wrote a post that noted: … Since tmatt has me reading the Washington Post every day, to look at how the paper’s health policy reporter was covering Gosnell. I have critiqued many of her [Read More...]

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