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July 29, 2014
Church of The New York Times keeps preaching its own faith
It's time for another "Kellerism" update, as The New York Times continues its efforts to...
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 12, 2014
Latin Mass: Why did NYTimes avoid rite’s liberal enemies?
There is this old, old, old saying that you will often hear quoted in discussions...
July 09, 2014
Brazil’s faith in football: What happens after the apocalypse?
If you know anything about the sport the world calls "football," then you know that...
June 29, 2014
About that NYTimes hint at the future of married priests
A long, long time ago, a Catholic leader gave me a tip as a young...
June 26, 2014
Pod people: Sometimes editors really need to do the math
I have never been much of a math guy, but sometimes you have to see...
June 19, 2014
NYTimes: Why did two towns produce so many priests?
At least once a year, a major newsroom in the United States produces a big...
June 12, 2014
NYTimes: Waves of generic refugees run for their lives in Iraq
The news from Iraq grows more and more distressing, at least for those who favor...
June 11, 2014
NYTimes notices old doctrine wars over InterVarsity chapters
The debate started out behind closed doors but quickly jumped into the mainstream press. The...
June 10, 2014
The ongoing spectacle of NYTimes contempt for religion
Yes, this was a piece of commentary. In other words, it was not a news...
May 16, 2014
About those Nigerian Christian girls, chanting in Arabic
As I have said many times, I have no idea how foreign correspondents do the...
May 15, 2014
There he goes, there (Bill Keller) goes again …
In light of the latest newsroom drama at The New York Times, let's pause and...
May 12, 2014
So #bringbackourgirls is finally a news story! Why now?
At this point, the kidnapped girls in Nigeria are officially "A News Story," which means...
May 06, 2014
Gasp! NYTimes covers the heart of Kennedy’s argument!
Let's hear it for The New York Times, a newspaper that can always be trusted...
May 02, 2014
It’s not hard! WPost offers some crucial Boko Haram facts
In the past month or two, I have been really, really hard on the editors...
April 02, 2014
Archbishop sells his fancy digs; NYTimes digs a bit deeper
What we have here is a very solid New York Times story about a somewhat...
April 01, 2014
The obvious gap in that NYTimes report on sexual abuse
Almost a year ago, The New York Times launched a series of web-only video-and-text features...
March 28, 2014
World Vision, donors, scripture and ‘online speculation’
It took a few days, but the newspaper of record has now produced a solid...
March 18, 2014
Universe gives birth to itself, transformed by unknown ‘force’
This is a challenging day to be a journalist on the science beat, if the...
March 02, 2014
Pod people: Continuing the Elevation Church debate
At this point, I am not sure what the Rev. Steven Furtick was thinking when...
February 19, 2014
Orthodox voices: Who is chanting what in Kiev right now?
The images continue to pour out of Kiev. Right now there are flames rising high...
January 30, 2014
Now who was that Joseph guy in the old story from Genesis?
Former GetReligionista Brad Greenberg passed along this interesting item from Twitter, which barely requires commentary...
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...
December 30, 2013
Asking the nasty, logical question about that Utah judge
It's often like the force of gravity in American politics and it has been gaining...
November 21, 2013
Clash of absolute truths in WPost coverage of Schaefer trial
And this just in. The editorial team of The Washington Post has published a direct...
November 15, 2013
Story envy, courtesy of the New York Times
I'll just come out and say it: I wish I had written this story. Well...
November 14, 2013
Got news? Bishops stand on HHS mandate (updated)
What you see at the top of this post is the content of today's Baltimore...
October 15, 2013
Chuck Smith, fundamentalism and (yes) the AP stylebook
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September 22, 2013
Terrorists shred faithful at generic Pakistani church
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