News Media

'Forced' to bear twins: Washington Post offers morality tale about reluctant teen mom in Texas

"'[Post:] There was only one way she could make sense of it, she said: Losing them now — as fully formed human beings — would be different from losing them back then.' How so? Could the Post have interviewed activists and scientists on both sides of that question?.... all we hear about in the piece is how many career opportunities the mother has lost" - GetReligion

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Coach Joe Kennedy goes to the Supreme Court and the media coverage gets a B+

"Many of the headlines said the majority-conservative court 'appeared sympathetic' to the coach, which I disagree with. The justices appeared more confused by the conflicting narratives.... Breyer plaintively noted at one point: 'One of my problems in this case, is that the parties seem to have different views of the facts.'" - Get Religion

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Overby Center program: Why religion was one big factor in vaccine wars

"In addition to Center founder Charles Overby, I was joined by three logical voices on this subject.First, political scientist (and GetReligion contributor) Ryan Burge .... Marquita Smith of the University of Mississippi faculty... Daniel Darling" - GetReligion

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Pew: In the last 5 years the percentage of Republicans with at least some trust in national news organizations has been cut in half

"Nearly eight-in-ten Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents (78%) say they have 'a lot' or 'some' trust in the information that comes from national news organizations – 43 percentage points higher than Republicans and Republican leaners (35%) – according to a new Pew Research Center survey conducted June 14-27, 2021." - Pew

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How the News Disrupts Our Belonging

"Today the Soviet Union is gone but newspeak and a thousand forms of disinformation thrive. I can do frontline reporting ... and a reader will email to say I didn’t see what I saw because it doesn’t conform to a political narrative. She and the rest of us can fall prey to platform algorithms and manipulated content disgorged from a news cycle that never sleeps.

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