Faith & Social Justice: In the spirit of Richard Overton and the 17th C. Levellers

Tell Cable News: There’s More to U.S. People of Faith Than Dobson

This falls in the “What Liberal Media” genre, showing the rightwing bias (AGAIN) of mainstream U.S. media.

Is Focus on the Family president James Dobson’s opinion worth more than the beliefs of the entire American population?

The cable news networks seem to think so.

Early this week, the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life released a groundbreaking survey1 of 35,000 Americans documenting the diversity and tolerance of people of faith and the growing consensus around issues like poverty and the environment.

But what religion story dominated the cable networks yesterday? James Dobson attacking Sen. Barack Obama for a speech he gave two years ago on his faith.

In fact, on Tuesday, June 24, Dr. Dobson was mentioned a total of 189 times on CNN, MSNBC and Fox News. The landmark Pew survey? Just 8.

Let the cables know there’s a lot more to faith than James Dobson. To sign the petition and spread the word, go to Faithful America.

August 4, 2008 - Posted by | elections, faith, media reform, U.S. politics


  1. Our site takes a somewhat unbalanced view of Brother Dobson. Yours may actually be more charitable. Thanks for adding your comment to the blogging universe.

    Comment by Burr Deming | August 5, 2008

  2. I don’t know if this is the religious right domination over the media, or if it is a biased antireligious-liberal wing lookin’ only for fundies… anyway, the most of the media is a cr.ap.

    BTW, greetings from Colombia (I found your site through propheticheretic.wordpress)

    Comment by mountainguy | August 13, 2008

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