Terry Mattingly:

Folks, we are living in a sad age in which it is, at times, easier to find out what actually happened in major news events by watching YouTube than it is by reading the world’s major newspapers.

You can read his analysis here of how the newspapers covered a feminist punk band’s protest at a Russian Orthodox Church.

No blog does a better job of media criticism (especially on the subject of religion) than “Get Religion.”

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4 thoughts on “Religion and the Newspapers of Record”

  1. Jeffrey Powell says:

    It amazes me how so many of the brave protesters always hide their faces.

    1. CG says:

      To be fair, they are in Russia…

      Still, the protestors’ message is just as dark and hopeless as the regime they are protesting against.

  2. David says:

    One of the political blogs I like is Ace of Spades (content warning for language, but he’s an insightful writer!). But I’m reminded of his comment that the LAST place you should go in America to learn about what’s happening is an American newspaper. They have become the media equivalent of fashion boutiques. There is no attempt to give the reader an objective presentation of everything that is happening in the world – instead, they select those few news items that portray the world as they wish it to be and completely ignore the rest.

  3. John says:

    Unfortunately, they were not jailed for the quality of their “music”. I suspect such would carry a far longer sentence than two years.

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