Wednesday, April 4, 2018

WHOA! AT LEAST SOMEONE IS CATCHING HELL!

  Here's how the NPR blog described Easter: "Easter — the day celebrating the idea that Jesus did not die and go to hell or purgatory or anywhere at all, but rather arose into heaven — is on Sunday."

NPR Catches Hell Over Easter Mistake

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NPR Catches Hell Over Easter Mistake
Is NPR's newsroom a "rabble of pagans"? NPR's Two-Way Blog made an embarrassing mistake in a story that ran on Good Friday; a headline on a Washington Post column said the NPR report "mangles the definition of Easter" — and that's an understatement. Some media commentators and a few readers (including one whose complaint letter included the quote above) cited the error as evidence of the lack of religious literacy in the NPR newsroom. Here's how the NPR blog described Easter: "Easter — the day celebrating the idea that Jesus did not die and go to hell or purgatory or anywhere at all, but rather arose into heaven — is on Sunday." Corrected, the piece now describes Easter, accurately, as "the day

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9 comments:

TJM said...

your tax dollars at work. But progressives rant and rave if you suggest their federal support should be cut

Gene said...

NPR...seriously? Does anyone even listen to that crap?

Bill Siemering's Ghost said...

"NPR Ratings at All-Time High"

"37.4 Million Station Listeners, Largest Broadcast Audience in NPR History"

"Wednesday, March 15, 2017; Washington D.C. - NPR's multi-platform journalism has grown to the highest levels in its history."

•NPR listeners are 129% more likely to be top management and 114% more likely to be C-suite executives
•NPR.org users are 13% more likely to be in management
•NPR.org users are 49% more likely to be Chief Operating Officers
•NPR listeners are 153% more likely to be B2B decision makers involved in one or more purchase decisions valued at $1,000+
•NPR listeners are 242% more likely to have a post-graduate degree
•NPR.org users are 84% more likely to be graduate students
•NPR listeners are 380% more likely to have a doctorate degree
•65% of NPR.org users have a college degree or higher
•NPR listeners are 135% more likely to serve on a committee for some local organization
•69% of NPR.org users participate in political activities
•NPR listeners are 266% more likely to have been an active member of any group that tries to influence public policy or government
•10% of NPR.org users frequently advise others on politics and current events, and are 10% more likely to subscribe to a political publication

Three public radio shows get more listeners than Flush Limbaugh: Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Market Place.

Yeah, we do listen, and our numbers are growing.

Yeah, we act on what we hear.

Yeah, we are the ones in control.

Which scares the bejimmies out of you and your ilk.


Fr Martin Fox said...

There is not much NPR could do with that. I give NPR credit for at least writing about it.

The author of the piece skips over the obvious question: who in the world wrote such a poor sentence in the first place?

Anonymous said...

TJM- Yeah, right. Both of those networks (NPR and PBS) rely on government funding for a relatively small portion of their revenue—only 7% in the case of PBS and about 1% for NPR, according to financial reports from 2014.

It costs an individual tax payer $1.37 a year. Such a burden. Maybe if each of us gave $2.00 a year, they could hire a religion editor.

Fr. Michael J. Kavanaugh said...

Martin, that sentence sounds a lot like too many in the Roman Missal, I agree.

TJM said...


Bill Siemering's Ghost said...

I see Kavanaugh has yet another nom de plume. LOL

Abortion: 100% of NPR viewers support the right of women to kill their unborn, including fake catholics priests

Gay Marriage: 100% of NPR viewers support gay marriage and the right to anal sex, including fake catholic priests

Well, you get the idea.

Taxpayers shouldn't be paying for left-wing propaganda

Fr Martin Fox said...

Fr. Michael J. Kavanaugh said...

Martin, that sentence sounds a lot like too many in the Roman Missal, I agree.

What an odious, offensive comparison! For shame!

Anonymous said...

Still better than the North Carolina radio station a few years back that reported on Easter morning that Christians were celebrating Christ’s “alleged resurrection.”