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The Need for Skepticism by ProQuest


(The Post corrected the story, which mostly consisted of reformed sinners telling how they had come to Jesus.) Several contributors pick up on a complaint frequently heard about news reporting on the Catholic Church: that journalists writing about religion frame their stories in terms of conflict between conservatives and liberals, the usual template for political coverage. The reporters' skepticism also was overdue, given the pass Bush received in coverage leading up to the Iraq war - something I would not expect to be addressed in a book in which former Bush administration officials wrote the foreword and afterword (speechwriter Michael J. Gerson and John J. Dilulio Jr., respectively - the latter evidently still seething, perhaps justifiably, at the way the media covered his efforts as director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives).

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