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Bad Reporting Cuts Both Ways

Even after the Daily News offers horrendous reporting in order to help cover up the Sitler pedaphilia issues, Wilson is still discontent. I guess Wilson wants complete control over the media; today he complains:

I have been waiting, thus far in vain, for someone to do some real reporting on the genuine story in all of this [slavery issue]. I have been waiting for The Daily News to realize that this is not about conflicts in other centuries and other countries, but rather is a conflict right here.

In defense of the Daily News, they certainly have realized this and have offered loads of charitable reporting to this effect (overly charitable reporting in my view). And the bad reporting has been at times in Wilson’s strong favor. The law center’s report accurately described the recent reporting about Doug Wilson’s involvement in New St. Andrew’s pedophilia problem:

Now, Wilson is back in the news. This summer, the Moscow-Pullman Daily News published a story on “rumors” that Wilson, who controls an extreme-right religious empire in Moscow, and his New Saint Andrews College had tried to “cover up” serial sexual molestations by a college student … Although the newspaper quoted none of them, many people were angry that Wilson had failed to notify families in his Christ Church for eight months after Steven Sitler confessed to him in March 2005.

Indeed; no real investigation, citations, or reporting, but rather a condescending nod to the recent “rumors.” I was shocked myself and wondered if Wilson just handed the Daily News a hundred grand under the table to cover [up] the story the way they did. Can’t have your cake and eat it too around here I guess. As with Wilson’s book reviews, if you are going to distort truth for the bad [Generous Orthodoxy], why not expect that you will distort truth for the good [Against Christianity].

I would agree with Wilson’s argument in his post here if he is telling us the truth about the basic facts. Sometimes Wilson says true things, but I would want to double check.


November 8, 2006 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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