Blinded By the Light
Friday, February 13, 2009
When President Barack Obama paraphrased a passage from 1 Corinthians in his Inaugural Address, he made a point of attributing it to Scripture. Had he not, many in the audience – including many reporters – would not have recognized the Biblical reference. That journalists too often “don’t get religion” is the subject of a new book, Blind Spot, which seeks to describe how the media missed the mark on stories from the War on Terror to the 2004 presidential campaign to human rights. Former Bush speechwriter Michael Gerson, who wrote the forward, explains.