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September 06, 2013
Bloomberg’s totally unbiased abortion story
The best construction I can put on the article we're about to look at is...
August 08, 2013
To protest abortion coverage, a #MarchOnMedia
Yesterday I found out about protest against the media's coverage of abortion. It's called March...
August 07, 2013
New York Times on the death of an unborn child
You might recall that the New York Times told readers Kermit Gosnell was on trial...
August 01, 2013
When Planned Parenthood isn’t news (fraud edition)
Is fraud a religion story? Not necessarily. Are the actions of Planned Parenthood religion stories?...
July 23, 2013
AP keeps on standing with Wendy
On the Planned Parenthood site is the headline pictured here about Rick Perry signing a...
July 16, 2013
NPR misses the symbolism — and reality — of Jane Roe
NPR had a story on the Texas legislature passing what journalists usually call "sweeping abortion...
July 12, 2013
Big tests for media’s abortion message machine
Someone on Twitter noticed something illuminating about mainstream media coverage of social issues that's worth...
July 03, 2013
Could it be … Satan? Not in the news coverage
When abortion rights supporters showed up at the Texas state capitol to protest, the AP...
July 02, 2013
Zeleny’s questions: 3 on shoes, 3 on catheters, 0 on abortion
Earlier this week, we discussed the six questions that ABC News' reporter Jeff Zeleny asked...
July 01, 2013
Tough questions: ‘You gonna put those shoes on again?’
Embedded above is a clip from CNN where media critic Howard Kurtz says what is...
June 28, 2013
Media: Remember your filibuster? That was awesome.
The media gushing over Texas filibusterer Sen. Wendy Davis continues in such a way as...
June 25, 2013
AP’s abominable (but familiar) abortion approach
So I guess the Associated Press' reportorial staff in Texas is on vacation this week....
June 19, 2013
The New York Times hides abortion editorial on front page
Yesterday after the House of Representatives voted 228 to 196 to limit abortions after 20...
June 16, 2013
Pod people: media struggles mightily with abortion coverage
On this week's Crossroads, host Todd Wilken and I discussed that embarrassing BuzzFeed confusion --...
June 07, 2013
Why did a Catholic Raven skip White House visit? (updated)
Let's create a journalism parable. Let's say that there is a Republican president in office...
June 04, 2013
Evangelicalism is political, but not a political movement
How many political issues do American evangelicals care about? Apparently, just two: abortion and same-sex...
June 03, 2013
Pod people: Concerning the IRS and the God squads
It's a basic fact of life in American politics that nothing fires up the non-profit...
May 17, 2013
Pod people: Define ‘fetus’ and give three examples
The first question I faced, in this week's "Crossroads" interview, sounded relatively simple: Why did...
May 14, 2013
NYTimes finally makes some changes on the fetus front
Oh to have been a fly on the fall during any editing discussions at The...
May 13, 2013
Should pro-choice activists be asked Gosnell questions?
The New York Times Sunday Magazine ran a Mother's Day interview with, who else, the...
May 13, 2013
Death penalty in Cleveland horrors? Wait, who died?
Once again, let's turn to the dictionary and that tricky word "fetus," which has through...
May 06, 2013
Problems with today’s press? Religion is No. 1
After a busy Pascha weekend, I need to jump back into the tmatt file of...
May 02, 2013
Brave religious protestors fight devil in Oak Ridge
My goal is to write a relatively short post about a very, very long Washington...
May 01, 2013
So, does LA need a ‘conservative’ newspaper or not?
Time for a quick trip into tmatt's infamous GetReligion file of guilt. You just know...
April 30, 2013
Breaking the silence on abortion doctors like Gosnell
Sometimes other people do such fine GetReligion-esque media criticism that we just like to point...
April 29, 2013
Does journalism matter?
Does journalism matter? Not as much as it once did – if audience numbers or...
April 29, 2013
Secular-sacred union between Washington state hospitals
Suffice it to say that your GetReligionistas frequently receive emails that sound something like this:...
April 24, 2013
Journalism and the first few minutes after childbirth
There is nothing new about journalists arguing about the loaded language that surrounds our public...
April 23, 2013
Master of my domain
... (T)he best persuaded of himself, so cramm'd, as he thinks, with excellencies that it...
April 19, 2013
Gosnell fog blankets Britain
Last week my colleague at GetReligion Mollie Hemingway broke the American media blockade surrounding the...
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