Friday, November 16, 2007

News: Flexibility on abortion? Not really.

Diane at Te Deum has a post about two news agencies (The New York Times and International Herald Tribune) misrepresenting the decision of the USCCB with a very misleading headline.

The NYT headline reads: "Catholic Bishops Offer Voting Guide, Allowing Some Flexibility on Issue of Abortion". The IHT headline reads: "Catholic bishops allow some flexibility on issue of abortion for U.S. voters". Find that sentiment in the article, if you can. Other news agencies painted a very different picture:
  • USCCB approved amended guide (Baltimore Sun)
  • Voters told to avoid cooperation with "assaults on human life" (Los Angeles Times)
  • Bishops say souls are at stake (Chicago Tribune)

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