The Press and the Abortion Gap

October 25, 2012 — Leave a comment

Ross Douthat has an article showing how the media is out of touch with most of the population on the abortion issue. They present a view of abortion that is the minority, not the majority. The same goes for the current President whose extreme views on abortion have been cited. Douthat says the reason for this gap is…

not some organized media conspiracy to defame religious believers and delegitimize pro-lifers. It’s just a basic cultural gap between the national press and a large section of the public, one that exists across a lot of fronts but happens to be most pronounced on culture-war issues. There are journalists — my colleagues, my friends — who do a remarkable job of bridging this gap, bringing empathy and rigor to bear covering opinions and perspectives their own backgrounds might otherwise incline them to dismiss. But we need many more of them.


Patrick Schreiner

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I teach New Testament at Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon. I am married with three children. This blog, against all wisdom, includes anything I am interested in. That includes movies, music, theology, culture, hermeneutics, the Gospels, and politics. Feel free to comment and let me know you are reading or that you have found something helpful. I reserve the right to delete unhelpful or rude comments. Many of these posts are simply things I find interesting and therefore I am not asserting I agree with everything I link to.

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