Posts tagged "media criticism"

The “God Gulf” at The New York Times

In a bold attempt to coin a new catchphrase, Nicholas Kristof of The New York Timeswrites of the “God gulf” between liberal and conservative Americans. A “red state/blue state divide,” he claims, “overlaps an evangelical/secular divide.” Citing a study from The Pew Research Center, Kristof claims that the growing number of Americans who believe in God necessarily correlates with the segment...

Bad Medicine

“Is Religion Good Medicine?” asks the cover line on the latest Newsweek. It’s certainly good cover fodder, as is health. One wonders whether Newsweek felt the dynamic duo of popular subjects were such a sure winner that no further questioning was required. Claudia Kalb’s report dutifully touches the bases — on the one hand, there’s not much scientific evidence;...