Russert: Media Biased Against People of Faith

Russert: Media Biased Against People of Faith

NBC News’ Luke Russert says there is a strong bias toward people of faith among his colleagues in the media. Russert spoke with David Brody on The Brody File at CBN. Some excerpts from the interview include: 

David Brody: “Does the media have some sort of bias against whether it be a strong conservative evangelical or maybe a strong Catholic, people of faith. It seems if you wear it on your sleeve too much you can get bit to a degree.”

Luke Russert: “I think that’s absolutely accurate and I think the current world in which we live, specifically with the American media, ‘snark’ is valued. And it’s very easy to come after people of faith no matter what their religion is.”

Luke Russert: “You’re sort of tagged with this label of being puritanical and not understanding of others and different viewpoints and I think that’s kind of lazy number one and I think it’s just something that just feeds the snickering masses in that regard.”

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

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