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On Easter Sunday Matt Drudge was carrying the following headline: POPE: Defeat ISIS with ‘weapons of love’ . . . The link was to this story by the UK’s Mirror, which itself carried the headline: Pope Francis says defeat Islamic State ‘with weapons of love’ during Easter message The headline is utterly false—as well as […]

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Pro-life street protesters and global warming controversy — getting a fair shake in the MSM? Don’t believe it? Check out this New York Times story on pro-life street protesters and this BBC story on global warming controversy. Hat tip: Wesly J. Smith (First Things blog). From the Times story: The most repeated anecdotes involve abortions […]

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SDG here. For years we’ve known that The Press Doesn’t Get Religion. And, usually, when the press doesn’t get religion, Get Religion gets the press. Get Religion is a group blog of religious religion journalists covering religion journalism, and in general they do an excellent job. I was disappointed, therefore, by a recent blog post […]

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SDG here (still not Jimmy!). Stephen L. Carter in The Culture of Disbelief let the cat out of the bag (if it weren’t already) that God-talk by political conservatives is viewed far more suspiciously by media and political elites than God-talk by political liberals: …in the 1992 campaign, the media often treated President Bush’s speeches […]

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Not News?

by Jimmy Akin

in News Media

In the above clip, two reporters explain why a drop in American casualties does not constitute news, while an increase in casualties does constitute news. Is this a case of "If it bleeds, it leads" or a case of media bias–or both? You decide.MORE.

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In a shockingly outrageous and irresponsible story, TIME Magazine has suggested that John Paul II committed suicide, or at least attempted to do so. Here’s the basis of their story: 1) An Italian doctor who only watched news stories about John Paul on television thought that he was losing weight and having trouble swallowing due […]

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HERE’S A PARTICULARLY INTERESTING STORY ABOUT THE BBC AND THE LIBERAL BIAS IT (LIKE THE MSM IN GENERAL) HAS. EXCERPTS: [T]he BBC’s own report on impartiality that effectively admitted to an institutional “liberal” bias among programme makers. Previously these accusations had been dismissed as a right-wing rant, but since the report was published even the […]

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NYTwits

by Jimmy Akin

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The New York Times recently ran THIS STORY about B16’s meeting with President Bush. Here’s the opening sentence: President Bush and Pope Benedict XVI, both religious conservatives, met for the first time on Saturday in the papal palace at the Vatican, where the pontiff privately expressed his concerns to the president about “the worrying situation […]

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Beisner Responds

by Jimmy Akin

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Regarding the recent controversy with Bill Moyers, Dr. E Calvin Beisner writes: First, I didn’t lie but wrote honestly from the best of my memory.   Second, the conversations on which my memory were based occurred before and   after the recorded interview, as I reported in the October 12 issue of the ISA   […]

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As previously indicated, equal space would be given for any response that Bill Moyers chose to send me in response to the reply that Dr. E. Calvin Beisner made to the demands Mr. Moyers issued through his lawyer. I recently received the following e-mail: There have been posts on your site about the exchange between […]

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