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August 22, 2013
So, is Benedict XVI lying about motives for his retirement?
So let's say that The Telegraph prints a story from its Rome bureau about the...
August 15, 2013
Saith the WPost: So what’s really going on in Egypt?
My cellphone chimed at me earlier this afternoon with a news bulletin from CNN that...
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 03, 2013
Round II: The LATimes ignores Supremes, covenant too
There were quite a few logical journalistic questions to ask after my post about the...
August 01, 2013
Locking the two popes into one flawed news template
As has been our practice since day one, your GetReligionistas rarely write posts about editorials,...
July 31, 2013
Time out for all California sexual-abuse cases?
It's time for a quick dip into tmatt's massive file of GetReligion guilt, the cyber-place...
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 22, 2013
NYT struggles to distinguish Voltaire, Spider-Man and Jesus
In the Gospel of Luke, Jesus says: But he who did not know, yet committed...
July 16, 2013
Gay rights, street preachers, and narrative preferences
When I was 12-years-old I developed an unhealthy addiction to Choose Your Own Adventure novels....
July 03, 2013
Painful silences in CBS chat on same-sex marriage rulings
OK, follow me carefully here, because it is especially interesting who passed the following item...
June 28, 2013
Pod people: Have many Americans tuned out the press?
In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court decisions on same-sex marriage, I wrote two...
June 28, 2013
Want balanced coverage? USA Today shows how it’s done
A few weeks ago a study on news media coverage by the Pew Research Center...
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 27, 2013
Wait, Baltimore’s archbishop is a national voice on WHAT?
As one would imagine, the editorial team that produces the newspaper that lands in my...
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 09, 2013
Tintin and the Catholic Charismatics
The story so far ... Intrepid reporter Tintin, accompanied by his faithful fox terrier Snowy, has...
May 21, 2013
How To Be A Lousy Journalist
Over at Intercollegiate Review, I have a piece with some helpful journalism tips. Here's how...
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 10, 2013
Asking the Boy Scout questions that matter the most
If you know anything about the politics of gay rights, you know that there is...
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 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 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 22, 2013
Womenpriests again: The people vs. paper scenario
Anyone who has ever worked on the religion beat knows the drill. You are writing...
April 18, 2013
Media’s Gosnell reputation isn’t going to fix itself
Days after my quest for answers about why the media downplayed abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell's...
April 17, 2013
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...
April 16, 2013
Vote! Which is the worst Gosnell lede?
A few positive thoughts before we look at coverage of abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell's trial....
April 15, 2013
WPost demonstrates how not to respond to Gosnell critiques, again
It's like drinking water from a fire hose. That's what processing all of the information...
April 12, 2013
Politico and Atlantic.com’s turn to explain Gosnell blackout
Earlier I shared what happened when I asked an AP reporter and a Washington Post...
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