Sunday, October 10, 2010
Thank you, Rob, for your clarification. I am sincerely grateful to you.
You make an interesting and important statement regarding the role of the media when you say, "the only mention of the Church's advocacy during that news cycle focused on the DVDs." That implies incorrectly that the archdiocese is only concerned about certain matters when, in fact, that is not true. When reporting sensitive and strong-response raising issues, do those who control, direct, manipulate the "news cycle" have a duty to state fully the efforts of the Church and anyone else involved with the issue being reported and whose role is either being critiqued or will reasonably be critiqued by others? It strikes me that if the media are going to publish "all the news that's fit to print" they should do precisely that in order that the public who will be exposed to the reporting will be fully rather than partially informed. Otherwise, the publishing motto will become "all the news that's fit to tint."