Monday, August 27, 2012

Out Going Public Editor of New York Times Says It Has A Cultural Progessivism Problem ( Religion Coverage )

Some significant news out of the New York Times. The Public Editor in his last column says the New York Times has a problem. He said in part :

...Across the paper’s many departments, though, so many share a kind of political and cultural progressivism — for lack of a better term — that this worldview virtually bleeds through the fabric of The Times.

As a result, developments like the Occupy movement and gay marriage seem almost to erupt in The Times, overloved and undermanaged, more like causes than news subjects.

The paper's Executive Editor responded. All this is looked at  the Get Religion piece  Paper of record or church bulletin of the left?

Of course when are talking about departments we are talking big time about religion and in particular their coverage of Catholic issues and the Church.

The Get Religion columnist points out something else. Newspapers play a role in making sure we have a civil discussion about hot issues in this nation. The Times might might not be helping matters.

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