No Faith in Facts

Friday, April 15, 2005


Especially present in the self-flagellation performed by many journalists after November’s election is the refrain that the media just don’t get religion. Thus, they missed the story of the moral voters. They failed to understand the outpouring of support for Terri Schiavo’s parents, and the popularity of Mel Gibson’s all-Aramaic feature. But Washington & Lee University journalism ethics professor Edward Wasserman tells Brooke that what’s lacking in journalism isn’t piety, it’s quality.

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