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Prodigal Press: Confronting the Anti-Christian Bias of the American News Media, Revised and Updated

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While claiming to be neutral, print and TV journalists often report the news from an anti-Christian point of view. Yet remarkably, in the nineteenth century many leading newspapers were Christian. What went wrong?
Kindle Edition, 301 pages
Published September 18th 2013 by P&R Publishing (first published February 1988)
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Roger Leonhardt
Aug 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Today, it is almost heartbreaking to turn on the news. It seems that everything I was taught as a child is flipped upside down. To be a Christian is labeled as bigoted and hateful. Much of what was taught as evil has now been trumpeted as virtuous. To believe in one God is considered intolerant and arrogant. we are told every belief has the same validity.

Everything from marriage to murder of unborn children has now become a hot button issue that can get you fired from your job, sued, or in some
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booklady
Oct 31, 2013 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
This book was first published in 1988. The authors thought the 25th anniversary of the original publication date was a good time to update their findings and re-release the book. Here is a very informative interview with Warren Cole Smith, the co-author.
Paul
Dec 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Interesting. Intended to skim, but the details were too interesting. Helpful perspective on bias, both legitimate and illegitimate. Good section on sensationalism too.
Anna Rose
Olasky covers the history of Christian and secular journalism while adding his thoughts on how Christians should view the media and interact with it. Although he makes some good points and interesting suggestions, he is far too inclined to go off on rants about silly issues such as public schools. His points of view were very strong and he left no room for anyone doubting him. Everyone was against him or must agree completely. Still, this book was educational and though-provoking.
Sheryl Tribble
Love all the historical stuff. It's fascinating to see how journalists have seen themselves and their craft over the years.
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