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Premature SENDulation

Friday, October 24, 2003

The Malaysian P.M. may be unrepentant, but for journalist Gregg Easterbrook, it was a week for apologies. But it seems to be a case of too little, too late. Since invoking images of money-grubbing Jews on The New Republic's blog last week, he's been fired from his gig on ESPN ...

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Religious Wrong

Friday, October 24, 2003

As President Bush bounced through East Asia this week, the international media was abuzz with reactions to Malaysian Prime Minister's assertion that Jews rule the world by proxy. But across the Arab world, a parallel scandal was roiling editorial pages, as journalists chewed over revelations that U.S. Army Lieutenant General ...

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Falacci Book Condemned

Friday, June 28, 2002

Italian journalist Oriana Fallaci has penned a controversial new book condemning fanatical Muslims and, as some read it, Islam in general. Citing anti-racist laws, groups in France and Switzerland are suing the publishers to take it off the shelves. Brooke talks to Agnes Horriere, legal advisor to the Movement Against ...

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Left Behind

Friday, June 28, 2002

A new book in the Left Behind series is due out July 2nd. Based on a vision of the end of the world as detailed in Revelations, the novels have sold surprisingly well - with a little help from the press - and not just in Christian bookstores. Why the ...

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Apocalyptic Omission

Friday, June 14, 2002

There’s been a lot of press lately about the pro-Israel coalition between Jewish groups and evangelical Christians. Not mentioned in this coverage, however, is one key reason that these Christians are supportive: Jewish presence in Israel is a precondition for the Second Coming. Host Mike Pesca explores the missing religious ...

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Priests in the Media

Saturday, May 11, 2002

Men of the cloth have come in both good and evil forms on TV and in the movies. As perceptions of the Catholic Church have changed over the years, its most identifiable icon - the priest - has undergone just as many media makeovers. Brooke talks to New York Times ...

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Catholic Press

Saturday, March 23, 2002

As the Catholic Church is trying to deal with the recent sexual abuse scandal, so, too, is the Catholic Press. Because these entities are one and the same - most publications are published by local diocese - the question is ‘How do you cover the Church you work for?’ Bob ...

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India

Saturday, March 16, 2002

Riots between Hindu and Muslim factions resulted in more than 700 deaths in India recently. A religious reference like that would be axed in an Indian paper, because rules meant to quell hostility ban reporting on which communities are involved in violence. And during riots in Gujarat, officials blocked TV ...

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Religion of Love?

Saturday, October 13, 2001

If we’ve learned anything from the nation’s leading newspapers, it’s that Islam is not what Osama Bin Laden says it is. The message for Americans is that Islam is a religion of love, and yet close readers are bound to get another message, that many Muslims in the Middle East ...

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…and The Fox Family Channel

Saturday, October 13, 2001

On September 13th the 700 Club played host to Jerry Falwell, who pointed his finger at pagans, abortionists, feminists, gays, and lesbians, and the ACLU, saying they’ve angered God and helped the terrorist attacks to happen. That statement, and Pat Robertson's agreement were universally denounced in the mainstream media. But ...

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Giving the Star and Crescent the PR treatment

Saturday, October 06, 2001

Recently a series of public service announcements have begun to air on television and radio stations, promoting a message of tolerance. It's one of the most visible efforts to combat discrimination and hate crimes against Muslims and Arab-Americans, the PSA's are all part of a larger public relations campaign for ...

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Belief.Net

Saturday, June 16, 2001

Last year, more than 16 million viewers tuned into ABC to watch Peter Jenning's "Reporting: The Search for Jesus." Jennings and his network have long claimed that audiences like these emphasize the importance of religion in its reporting and specials. But in ABC's latest round of money saving moves, network ...

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Left Behind

Saturday, February 10, 2001

The sci-fi flick Left Behind” is out in theaters this month. Based on the idea of the second coming of Christ, the Left Behind book series has sold 33 million copies. The video based on the books was one of the top releases in 2000. But the feature film faces ...

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