Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Terry Mattingly: So a reporter walks into a church (rimshot)

Terry Mattingly has a few things to say about the reporters that cover the "religion beat." Here's the set up;
During this interview, Neuhaus referred to the pope as the "bishop of Rome." The reporter then said, "That raises an interesting point. Is it unusual that this pope is also the bishop of Rome?"

Being an Episcopalian, this is one that gets me;
In a scathing Books & Culture essay entitled "Religiously Ignorant Journalists," sociologist Christian Smith of the University of North Carolina said he is tired of calls from journalists who don't know that Episcopalians are not "Episcopals"

Read the whole thing here.

1 comment:

Peter Stinson said...

Right. Episcopals. I think I read that somewhere.