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God in the Newsroom

Rod Dreher

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New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof dropped a bombshell in a recent column: He wrote, "nearly all of us in the news business are completely out of touch with a group that includes 46 percent of Americans."

He's talking about Evangelical Christians, who, in Kristof's description, "are increasingly important in every aspect of American culture." Kristof said he disagrees with Evangelicals on "almost everything," but observed that "liberal critiques sometimes seem not just filled with outrage at Evangelical-backed policies, which is fair, but also to have a sneering tone about conservative Christianity itself. Such mockery of religious faith is inexcusable."

Now, you may be saying, "This is news?" Yes, actually, it is, because this column appeared on the op-ed page of the New York Times, the most highly prized piece of journalistic real estate in the nation, and the newspaper that, more than any other, sets the agenda in newsrooms across America.

Read the entire article on the National Review Online website.



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