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July 25, 2014
NYTimes inside private GOP session on abortion strategy?
Apparently, this past spring, the Republican National Committee held a closed-door meeting in which a...
July 03, 2014
Big news report card: Hobby Lobby and contraceptives
One of the big misconceptions about the Hobby Lobby case (with apologies to Conestoga Wood Specialties)...
July 01, 2014
NYTimes revisits high court’s abortion buffer zone ruling
In grading first-day coverage of the U.S. Supreme Court striking down a Massachusetts abortion buffer...
June 27, 2014
Big news report card: Grading abortion buffer zone coverage
___________________________________ ___________________________________ As my GetReligion colleague Jim Davis highlighted this morning, the U.S. Supreme Court on...
June 27, 2014
Two views of SCOTUS abortion decision — both on NBC
Is NBC News going schizoid? The way the network reported the U.S. Supreme Court's decision...
June 26, 2014
How NOT to cover the ruling in the Hobby Lobby case
Hey @GetReligion, read the fear-filled, one-sided piece in @Forbes re: what will happen if @HobbyLobbyStore...
June 13, 2014
Did a British judge compel a child to have an abortion?
Reader beware. A story that is too good to be true is often that, not...
June 04, 2014
Bratwurst fest in Wisconsin: You never sausage intolerance
(Rubbing eyes) This is the New York Times, isn’t it? They’re being nice to conservatives...
April 29, 2014
WPost still gets ‘Julia’ vote, but what about church ladies?
The other day I wrote a post about a Washington Post story about the upcoming...
April 16, 2014
Francis links abortion with abuse, yet press doesn’t follow
The Italian press has placed an interesting interpretation on Pope Francis' Friday comments on the...
April 04, 2014
About that ‘complex’ doctrine Catholic teachers must follow
Imagine this lede atop a national wire service story: CINCINNATI (AP) — Parochial teachers are so...
March 26, 2014
Burn baby burn!
Outrage is a tricky thing. The worldview a reporter brings to the coverage of a...
March 25, 2014
Ready, set, go! Hobby Lobby at the Supremes
Hobby Lobby gets its hearing before the Supreme Court this morning. This is big, folks....
March 24, 2014
Is the pope as Catholic as the president? The Times will tell
Long, long ago, I covered religion news during the era in which Cardinal Joseph Bernardin...
March 14, 2014
Did Satan cast a spell on Associated Press copy desk?
Over the past decade, more and more hoops fanatics have decided that ESPN is ruining...
February 05, 2014
Fetal distraction: Spinning abortion numbers
Abortions have fallen to their lowest rate since the Supreme Court enshrined it as a...
January 27, 2014
Debate at NYTimes: Was the March For Life news or not?
One of the most difficult concepts in journalism to communicate to people outside the field...
January 23, 2014
Concerning that Milbank column and the WPost news report
First of all, to those who have written or tweeted on this: Yes, your GetReligionistas...
January 22, 2014
Is pro-life state of the union homily a story? In Francis era?
As I type this with my cold fingers (starting at about 12:30 p.m.), the sun...
January 21, 2014
Religion ghosts in the politics of abortion? Obviously …
It happens at least once a year. A GetReligionista will write a post about media...
January 20, 2014
NYTimes offers labels-free look at key free-speech fight
Anyone who has read GetReligion for, oh, more than a week knows that we are...
January 16, 2014
Journalists editing Pope Francis: Who are we to judge?
Sometimes, in this tricky world of media criticism, it's hard to pay attention to what...
January 14, 2014
Reuters editors read mind of Pope Francis on abortion
So, GetReligion readers, it is time for short religion-news quiz. Raise your hands (or click...
December 04, 2013
NYTimes: Catholics acting Catholic, equals ACLU suit
In a startling development, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (headquarters in photo) is...
November 27, 2013
Hey WPost: What did Pope Francis say about abortion?
It is a serious understatement to note that Pope Francis has made more than his...
November 03, 2013
The Merc is shocked, shocked, by Santa Clara U move
There's nothing the mainstream press likes more than a controversy, even if it has to...
October 30, 2013
Define ‘practicing Catholic;’ report the Virginia options
Surely it will come as little surprise to faithful readers of this hear blog to...
October 22, 2013
Hey journalists: Please look up ‘fetus’ in a dictionary
Once again, let us return to the dictionary and ponder why some journalists in our...
October 14, 2013
Catholic university acts, well, Catholic — media stunned
"Is the pope Catholic?" is an old question, suggesting a rather obvious answer. Of course the...
October 07, 2013
Hey, LA Times, there’s more to HHS fight than Hobby Lobby
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