The ongoing spectacle of NYTimes contempt for religion

Yes, this was a piece of commentary. In other words, it was not a news story that automatically fell into GetReligion territory. Yes, this mini-essay was about a new reality-television show way off in the outer reaches of cable land. But, well, it was also a piece that was published with a staff byline in [Read More...]

Duck, duck, ghost: Media miss faith angle on ‘Duck Dynasty’

Do you speak duck? Last Wednesday night, the Season 3 premiere of A&E’s “Duck Dynasty” delivered 8.6 million viewers, beating Fox’s “American Idol” and ABC’s “Modern Family” in the important 18- to 49-year-olds demographic. In a featured titled “Faith, family and ducks,” I profiled the Robertson family for The Christian Chronicle this past fall: WEST MONROE, La. [Read More...]

Ugh — when ‘reality’ TV looks inside clergy homes

I know, I know. “The Sisterhood” is a reality television show about pastors’ wives. I know, I know. That piece on the Style page at The Washington Post — “‘The Sisterhood’ is more religious entertainment than reality TV” — is primarily a review of this alleged fact-based reality show, not a true news feature about [Read More...]


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