Joe Carter blasts what he calls “the worst religion story of the year.” The story in question appears in the NY Daily News, and it lampoons an evangelical family trying to plant a church in Brooklyn. Carter describes it this way:
I should warn you of what to expect. Imagine a parody article like you’d find in the The Onion, only without the wit, humor, satire, or intelligence. But also a straight-news story and not a parody. In a (sorta) real newspaper. That makes you feel dumber for having read it…
This is such bad reporting the paper ought to have to return one of their ten Pulitzer Prizes as penance. The stale topic, clichéd writing, condescending editorializing, and insulting caricatures combine to make this the worst religion reporting of the year. That’s quite an ignominious feat. So congratulations, Daily News. You may only be the fourth most widely circulated daily newspaper in America, but when it comes to horrendous religion reporting, you’re number one.
Joe delivers a well-deserved wallop in this one, and you can read the rest of it here.