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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...]

So a rabbi and a priest and 20 parents walk into hell

So, how many GetReligion readers will be able to forget watching the Robbie Parker press conference, accompanied by the image of his blue-eyed, angelic lost daughter Emilie? Not me, that’s for sure. I was struck by his early reference to the gifts given to her by “her Heavenly Father” and, while that is very standard [Read More...]

Top 10 ways BuzzFeed doesn’t get Christianity

Two minor media incidents yesterday made me wonder if some of the problems we see with how religion news is covered relates simply to language differences. The first came about in a panel discussion about whether Hurricane Sandy had any political implications. (By the way, see if you can find any ghosts in this New [Read More...]

Pearls before Net commenters (or a Godbeat gem)

A reader sent along this story in the Washington Post headlined “Parents accept daughter’s rare illness as’‘God’s will’” with a note: Strange that the Post doesn’t ridicule this family for believing that their plight is God’s will. The piece ran in the Post but it was wisely picked up by Religion News Service and was [Read More...]

Galling MSM abortion extremism double standards

There are so many stories related to the media’s poor coverage of abortion that I couldn’t begin to catch up. I’ve wanted to write about what it means that the media always refer to abortion in “restrictive” rather than “protective” language. See, for example, here and here. And I’ve wanted to write about the shameful [Read More...]


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