Christian Century Parrots the New York Times, Word for Word
The Christian Century, the house organ for mainline Protestantism in the U.S., published a whitewash of the Muslim Brotherhood that borrows heavily from The New York Times. And we're not just talking tone and substance, but in one instance, Christian Century's writer borrows language directly from the Gray Lady's coverage of Yusuf Qaradawi's recent appearence in Tahrir Square.
See for yourself.
In its coverage of Qaradawi's triumphant return to Egypt, The New York Times reported "On Friday, he struck themes of democracy and pluralism, long hallmarks of his writing and preaching."
In its coverage of Qaradawi's triumphant return to Egypt, Christian Century's correspondent writes, "In his sermon al-Qaradawi struck themes of democracy and pluralism, long hallmarks of his writing and preaching."
Readers who study the Christian Century article closely will find other echoes of The New York Times article.
Just another example of how the Gray Lady is able to determine how other publications in the U.S. cover stories.
Posted on 03/05/2011 2:11 PM by Dexter Van Zile