Super Bowl week: Sun misses the Spirit in AP Stylebook

News flash: This may be a shock to GetReligion readers, who are quite cool as a rule when it comes to caring about sports, but America is currently moving into the secular holy season known as Super Bowl Week. News flash No. 2: This is a rather big deal in Baltimore this time around. It [Read More...]

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Savvy PR firm scores NYTimes coup against March For Life

We’ve received quite a few complaints about the religion angle the New York Times chose for its story on the March For Life. And I’d sure as heck like to join in. But before I do that, I want to point out that the Times also ran a straight news story covering the march and, [Read More...]

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Foot-long subs vs. March For Life

The Associated Press has a Twitter feed with nearly 1.6 million followers. Those followers received two tweets about a gun control rally and march in Washington, D.C. this weekend. “Gun control march in Washington to feature Newtown residents, pastors, parents and survivors of gun violence,” read one. “PHOTOS: Thousands march for gun control on National [Read More...]

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Kwanzaa, Manti Te’o and respect

I enjoy reading other media critics and ombudsmen, (er, ombudspersons?) and thought about discussing this recent take on Kwanzaa coverage by NPR ombudsman Edward Schumacher-Matos. He updated the post today and it gives me an opportunity to show it to you, too. You can read the initial column (“Gaining Or Losing Credibility By Humanizing A [Read More...]

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Media coverage of Roe at 40

One could write several volumes under this headline, but we’ll just look at a few items to come out in recent days. Let’s start with this from NBC: As the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision takes place on Tuesday, a majority of Americans – for the first time – believe [Read More...]

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The ghost of abortion in adoption stories

Like many Americans, I’ve been developing an interest in Colin Kaepernick, quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers. I came across a blog post that asserted something provocative: San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick should not be playing in the National Football Conference title game on Sunday.  In fact, if anyone were taking book on these [Read More...]

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At Obama inauguration, not all religion is biblical

Yesterday was a big day for the country, with the second inauguration of President Barack H. Obama. The president gave a very important speech and the media are, excitedly, poring over it. But how were the day’s religion angles covered? One of the more interesting angles deals with homosexuality. Not only was a pastor dismissed [Read More...]

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Stan Musial wore his faith on his sleeve

As news of St. Louis Cardinal great Stan Musial’s death spread, Rocco Palmo tweeted: As “The Man” goes to his reward, a memorable Dolan quote on receiving the red hat: “The only Cardinal I ever wanted to be was Stan Musial.” Of course, Musial was not just an amazing baseball player, admired by everyone. He [Read More...]

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