Posts Tagged ‘Media’

On Roe v Wade and the media frenzy

Monday, May 30th, 2022
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On May 2, someone leaked the first draft of a US Supreme Court decision proposing that the historic ruling in the case Roe v Wade be reversed. Justice Samuel Alito’s draft decision, if adopted, would mean American women no longer had a constitutional right to abortion. The reaction was immediate and frenzied. The overwhelmingly left-liberal Read more

Pope defends media freedom

Thursday, May 5th, 2022

“A special thanks to those who, with courage, keep us informed about humanity’s wounds,” the pope on Sunday in St Peter’s Square. He paid particular tribute to journalists who have died or been jailed in the line of duty, defending a free press and praising those in the media who courageously report on “humanity’s wounds”. Read more

Baptism-Gate: the strange case of a misplaced pronoun

Thursday, March 3rd, 2022

Everyone from The New York Times and USA Today to National Public Radio and local news outlets covered the story. A priest has performed thousands of baptisms incorrectly over more than 20 years because he used the wrong pronoun. The coverage was largely one-sided and inaccurate. It appeared to be driven by an agenda rather Read more

My Jesus, a Christian hit – meet Anne Wilson the 19-year-old singer

Monday, September 27th, 2021
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Nineteen-year-old Anne Wilson loves the stars, the television show “The Walking Dead” and her morning cup of vanilla iced coffee from Dunkin’. “I feel like it’s just straight from God,” she said. “It’s like he blesses that coffee in particular.” More than anything, Wilson says, she loves Jesus — as the teenager from central Kentucky Read more

A nation talking to itself

Monday, March 22nd, 2021
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Once upon a time, Arthur Miller said, “A good newspaper, I suppose, is a nation talking to itself.” These days, many media outlets are talking only to segments of the population. For the New Zealand media, 2021 has been a year of cancellations. Finance minister Grant Robertson cancelled his weekly MagicTalk interview slot with Peter Read more

Catholic ‘influencers’ use TikTok for community and evangelisation

Thursday, October 1st, 2020
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When Amber-Rose Schneider first joined TikTok — the snappy, short-form social media app with more than 1 billion users worldwide — she wanted to see more young teenage creators like herself, who reflected her Catholic beliefs. A self-described “cradle Catholic” and graphic design student at Liberty University, Schneider, now 21, began using her TikTok as Read more

Politicians’ shortcomings being weaponised says Steven Joyce

Thursday, August 6th, 2020
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In an interview with Newstalk ZB’s Kerre McIvor former minister Steven Joyce said politicians’ short-comings were being “weaponised” and those levelling accusations and exposing the actions needed to press pause. “Nobody is perfect, and there are aspects of everybody’s lives that they’re not proud of. I would just say to the people that bring these Read more

COVID-19 “success”: Why has the world media singled out New Zealand for praise?

Thursday, July 16th, 2020
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Whether it is in the Business Insider, the Guardian, the Washington Post, Deutsche Welle, Time magazine or the CBC media, New Zealand has been widely lauded as the COVID-19 “success story.” On 8 June, the island nation announced that its last person known to be infected with COVID-19 has recovered. This means that (at that Read more

Pope Francis prays for media covering the coronavirus pandemic

Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

Pope Francis offered a prayer for media professionals who are covering the coronavirus pandemic before his daily Mass on Wednesday. “Those who work in the media, who work to communicate today so that people are not so isolated … help us to bear this time of isolation,” Pope Francis said April 1. The pope asked Read more

Man killed in traffic crash unavailable for comment

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

No one will accuse Los Angeles reporter Sara Welch of not performing due diligence. The KLTA reporter became news after saying on live air that a man who was killed in a car crash could not be reached to tell his side of the story. Read more Related Posts:Mass, prayers, funerals and tears – Timaru Read more