Friday, March 7, 2008
In case you have not already read or seen enough about the faux controversy regarding Barack Obama's speech last June at the United Church of Christs 50th Anniversary General Synod, here is the NPR report on the topic, including excerpts from the speech and an interview with Church officials. So now I have finally done it. I have written a story critical of the media, of which I have become a part, for continuing to report on a non-story, of which my own reporting is part and parcel. Yes, I am now a real reporter! Ahh, but there is one redeeming quality to this report. A spokesperson for Americans United for Separation of Church and State -- the virtual pit bulldogs growling about houses of worship and campaign intervention -- even admits in the NPR report that the story is a non-story. In summary, this report is about a story that is a non-story! Have a great weekend.