Category Archives: News media

Autopsy Abuse Gets Personal

When race car driver Kevin Ward Jr. was run over and killed by NASCAR star Tony Stewart on a track in upstate NY Saturday, we saw self-destructive machismo at its worst.  Many think Steward didn’t try very hard to stay clear … Continue reading

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TV anchors playing theologians on television

Lawrence O’Donnell on MSNBC just had a segment on what appears to be a long-running fued with Fox’s retiring Glenn Beck. It was a silly segment about him criticizing Beck for crying on the air, and Beck mocking O’Donnell for … Continue reading

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Joel Osteen: “Scripture shows homosexuality is a sin”

Joel Osteen is making news for his interview with much-hyped Larry King replacement Piers Morgan. Osteen is not particularly good in an interview, particularly when the discussion delves into sensitive topics. He gets a little too soft and he looked … Continue reading

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The nuances of the evangelical environmental movement: in Slate magazine.

Slate magazine has been poking around the evangelical environmental movement, which has been a focus of my attention the last five years. The article appears today. It presents different viewpoints, ideologies, and strategies within the movement, but suggests that we’re … Continue reading

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The Red Sox now have more lefties in their lineup than MSNBC

Quote of the day, from Colin Cowheard on ESPN radio: “The Red Sox now have more lefties in their lineup than MSNBC.”

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The Third Post: Fresh Christian journalism or just a new platform?

Skye Jethani, managing editor of Leadership Journal, has been announcing a new online portal, The Third Post (T3P), which will include content to advance the formation of a Christian worldview among the next generation, free from polarizing political rhetoric, and … Continue reading

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As the world turns: Haiti, Gulf coast crises remain even as public attention shifts

Public attention is fickle, and with the need to maintain viewer share in a 24/7 news world, today’s the “biggest news in the in history of the world” becomes a historical footnote in just a few weeks or months. What … Continue reading

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Intolerance on The View

There is plenty of browbeating on programs advancing the positions of both the left and the right.  But here’s a clip that shows intolerance of dissent at its media worst–exhibited by the divas of The View, who just couldn’t stand Bill … Continue reading

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National media fanning Koran-burning non-story; Tony Blair memoir booming, “enoughness” as a radical practice, and more

1.   National media should have ignored the Gainesville church: The media was irresponsible and too anxious to feature a kooky and radical little Christian church when it jumped on the Koran-burning plan and made it an international crisis. Howard Kurtz … Continue reading

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Ten Ways Media Leaders Can Keep Media Ethics from Becoming an Oxymoron

After reading a list of oxymorons, beginning with George Carlin’s famous “jumbo shrimp” and “military intelligence,” I got a minor laugh in a college course I taught on writing for public communication by introducing as the next oxymoron, Media Ethics. … Continue reading

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