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July 25, 2014
Islam, ISIS and the FGM fatwa
Reporting from the front lines of the Middle East conflicts be a parlous experience if...
July 15, 2014
For Cologne archbishop, Reuters emits a scent of bias
The new archbishop of Cologne, Germany, is all about gays. At least it is, according...
June 30, 2014
Roadmaps should guide us, including through Sudan
Sudan may be hard for geography-challenged Americans to find on a map, but Reuters --...
June 06, 2014
Seeking the shooter’s motive at Seattle Pacific University?
This time, it appears that a lone gunman acting for some unknown, mysterious reason decided...
February 19, 2014
Balkan absurdist reporting by Reuters
At Get Religion it is usually considered bad form to criticize wire service reports for...
February 18, 2014
Miscues in news on gay blessings and marriage from London
The Valentine's Day statement from the House of Bishops of the Church of England on...
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 16, 2013
Isn’t that special? Satan pays a visit to the Bible Belt (updated)
When the devil issues a press release, the media pay attention. Satan has stirred a...
December 03, 2013
Viva la Eurorévolution
Religion ghosts haunt the stories out of Kiev this week, but the Western press has...
November 27, 2013
Reuters skips a key detail in Israel’s wedding wars — divorce
Everybody loves a wedding, or so culture would have us believe. However, according to a...
September 22, 2013
Pod people: Religion and mass shootings
The Crossroads podcast this week was devoted to discussion of covering shootings. And in the...
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 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 06, 2013
A Newtown massacre in Nigeria, with ghosts
Absolutely horrific news out of Nigeria today. From the Associated Press: POTISKUM, Nigeria — Islamic...
June 26, 2013
Reuters engages in papal Kremlinology
Pope Francis did not attend a musical gala last Saturday evening at the Vatican due...
June 18, 2013
Put not your trust in Huffington Post headlines
I know a maiden fair to see, Take care! She can both false and friendly...
May 15, 2013
Hey Reuters: Historic details really matter in Istanbul
Istanbul is the kind of place in which the past often seems to be just...
May 01, 2013
Why is Paula Broadwell’s faith such a mystery?
Seeking "redemption" after Petraeus scandal, Paula Broadwell looks to faith cbsn.ws/130ApsB— CBS News (@CBSNews) May...
April 20, 2013
Power to hype or downplay: On Gosnell and the NYTimes
Many in the media are indicating that they really want to move on from the...
January 29, 2013
When is it OK to burn Islamic texts?
We've been critiquing the good and bad coverage of what's been happening to Mali in...
December 11, 2012
Celibacy and the clergy abuse scandal
Last Friday the Deutsche Bischofskonferenz, the German Episcopal Conference of the Roman Catholic Church, released...
December 03, 2012
Whistling in the dark about Islam and reform
Has anyone seen a story in the U.S. press about the opening of...
October 18, 2012
What’s happening in Zanzibar?
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