If only every individual in the United States received a healthy dose of post-modernism in their secondary school education. That way, maybe, nobody would any longer think of the word “news” in terms of information in any way divorced from a particular ideology. How less distressing bad religion reporting would be, if everyone on the street already understood that newspapers are only this: a collection of all of the things one group of people writes about other groups of people.
I’m not saying that there is no such thing as the objectivity of the press, and obviously, getreligion.org doesn’t believe that either (such would negate the need for this blog’s existence).
But if only the average reader *started with* the presumption that every news story was a covert, heavy-handed ideological tract, and *then* sought the genuine nuggets of truth hiding within (rather than the reverse order of operations). Ah, then wouldn’t religious people have that much less to worry about?