April 6, 2009
God is not in the details of reporting religion
- by Terry Eastland, Weekly Standard
When Journalists Don't Get Religion
edited by Paul Marshall, Lela Gilbert, Roberta Green Ahmanson
Oxford, 240 pp., $19.95
A little over four years ago a group in Iraq affiliated with al Qaeda and calling itself "One God and Jihad" released a video via the Internet showing the grisly beheading of a kidnapped American engineer. In the video, a man in a ski mask made a statement during which, the New York Times reported, he called President Bush "a dog."
A dog? In his essay for this slim volume, of which he is a coeditor, Paul Marshall takes the Times to task for failing to report that Bush was called not "a dog" but "a Christian dog." ... [To read the full article, visit the Weekly Standard website].
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