Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Fulton Sheen, Bias, and the Catholic Church

Earlier today, Lisa Hendey wrote a post about media (both traditional and social) coverage of the Pope's trip, and asked for feedback. I compared old-school media to "non-clueless resources," which I now realize was a bit ambiguous.

Asked if "non-clueless" meant "non-biased," I wrote:
" 'Non-biased' is part of the picture. I think some of the apparent 'bias' is more of a complete lack of understanding.

"There are times when I suspect that if football games were covered with the same expertise as 'religious' stories, we'd hear announcers discussing the hole-in-one made by the goalie."
(Comment on a post by Lisa Hendey (March 28, 2012))
Fulton Sheen said it better:
"There are not a hundred people in America who hate the Catholic Church. There are millions of people who hate what they wrongly believe to be the Catholic Church - which is, of course, quite a different thing."
(Bishop Fulton Sheen, Foreword to Radio Replies Vol. 1, (1938) page ix, via Wikiquote)
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Brigid said...

Editing artifact? "Lisa Hendey wrote a post by about media"

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Brian Gill said...


Editing artifact! Oops, fixed, thanks!

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