Conservative Christians Victimized Through Media Overrepresentation

I don’t know if there is a more annoying rant than that of Conservative Christians claiming to be victims of the media.

Media Matters, however, has done a study that has bore some fruit for this rant.

Among the study’s key findings:

* Combining newspapers and television, conservative religious leaders were quoted, mentioned, or interviewed in news stories 2.8 times as often as were progressive religious leaders.
* On television news — the three major television networks, the three major cable new channels, and PBS — conservative religious leaders were quoted, mentioned, or interviewed almost 3.8 times as often as progressive leaders.
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In major newspapers, conservative religious leaders were quoted, mentioned, or interviewed 2.7 times as often as progressive leaders.

Maybe Christian conservatives wouldn’t look so bad if the Pat Robertsons and Bill Donohues weren’t on the airwaves all the time. Maybe if the media quit referring to conservative Christians by their chosen nick of “morals voters,” others wouldn’t be so offended by such arrogance.

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