Brian Williams and the Truth

I’m a little late to the party on the Brian Williams thing, but that’s because I can’t really bring myself to care that much about it. Because people stopped caring about the truth a long time ago. Back when I first started blogging, I liked debating issues of the day, because it felt like, by working through issues from opposing sides, More …

NPR Asks the Vital Question, "What is Wrong with You People?"

Journalism is in a sorry state nowadays, and it’s not just because journalists are liberal, and it’s not just because they are shameless shills for liberal causes. They seem to have some kind of obstruction in their brains that makes it impossible for them to believe that anyone could disagree with their worldview. Therefore, when confronted with people who do More …

What Happens When a Religious Philosopher Analyzes Mainstream Religious Journalism?

Answer: 1) There’s a lot of blood, and 2) You wonder why anybody pays any attention to mainstream religious journalism. The Secular Industrial Establishment’s publishing arm (whether through malice or wish-fulfillment) routinely displays headlines which make anti-religious assertions not backed up by the data. It is natural that we trust headlines pretty spontaneously. It is hard to estimate how much More …

Religion Reporters Not Terribly Interested in Religion

Ever feel like the reporters that cover religion don’t know what they’re talking about? Well, that’s because they don’t: A newly-released study from the University of Southern California provides chilling evidence that the MSM’s religious incompetence and insensitivity runs deep. A key discovery:  One-half of reporters say the biggest challenge to covering religion is a lack of knowledge about the subject. More …