Showing posts with label media. Show all posts
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9/29/08

“The Apostles of Atheism”

In July of 2004 AD, Daniel Okrent admitted that the New York Times is a liberal newspaper (he was their public editor). This is, of course, tantamount to admitting that the Sun is hot.

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It is generally known and admitted that the media (all but radio, perhaps), Hollywood and its celebrities, academia, and even comedy skit shows and late night TV talk shows favor the non-“traditional,” non-conservative, non-Christian point of view.



Earlier this year the Culture and Media Institute, in conjunction with the Media Research Center, published a “Special Report” entitled “Apostles of Atheism” subtitled, “How the broadcast and print media helped spread the Gospel of Godlessness in 2007” (the hyperlink will open a PDF of the report).



In part, the report states:

“ To assess the news media’s coverage of atheism in 2007, CMI examined the morning, evening, late night and weekend news programs on all three broadcast networks, all issues of the three leading weekly news magazines (Newsweek, Time and U.S. News and World Report), and four programs aired on taxpayer-funded National Public Radio (Morning Edition, Weekend Edition, All Things Considered and Talk of the Nation).

…This report concludes that, whether deliberately or not, the news media did not subject atheism or atheists to the same skepticism to which they subject Christians and Christianity. By airing unchallenged interviews and reporting predominantly positive-toned features, the news organizations in this study effectively promoted atheism and held it in higher regard than other religions… Atheists received uncritical treatment from the media in myriad stories.”

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