A reminder to always question the media

This post from Eastern Orthodox Blog Get Religion about the media coverage of P***y Riot’s protest flashmob song at Christ our Saviour Russian Orthodox Church, and the band’s subsequent conviction, shows the need to regularly question the perspective of our regular media outlets.

The author of this post claims that it was “unbalanced and inaccurate journalism for the mainstream American press, in story after story, to essentially ignore the details of what the protesters said and did and where they did it”.

Note: neither the author nor I am not supportive of the two-year sentence handed down by the Russian judiciary for this act – even the Russian Orthodox Church has questioned the severity of the punishment. But this may be the unintended consequence of well-intentioned laws designed to discourage religious hate speech against, Muslims, Jews, Orthodox Christians …


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