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Published On: Tue, Oct 15th, 2013

Luke Russert targets the media’s attacks on people of faith as biased and lazy VIDEO

NBC News reporter Luke Russert, the son of the late journalist Tim Russert, told CBN News’ David Brody that he believes media outlets are biased against people of faith.

“I think that’s absolutely accurate and I think the current world in which we live in, specifically with the American media, ‘snark’ is valued,” Russert said. “And it’s very easy to come after people of faith no matter what they’re religion is — if they’re Jewish, Catholic, Protestant, Hindu.”

Russert’s comments will seems as vindication as many religious faithful feel as though the mainstream press mistreat them and their representatives.

He said people of faith are sometimes slapped with a “puritanical” label and accused of not understanding others’ viewpoints as the media embraces stereotypes and paints people of faith in a negative light, calling it “lazy” and charging that it inappropriately feeds the masses.

Russert said it’s important to remember that not every Catholic or evangelical Christian, for example, is monolithic in his or her viewpoints.

“Issues of faith are very complex. When you cover them as a journalist you simply can’t, I feel, stereotype somebody as fitting into a box,” Russert said.

photo Josh Janssen via Flickr

photo Josh Janssen via Flickr

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