Don’t Trust The Christian Science Monitor
The Christian Science Monitor was founded by Mary Baker Eddy, founder of the Church of Christ, Scientist, a controversial religious movement (some would call it a cult).
CSM’s creation was partly in response media criticisms against the church. So is it such a stretch to say that the publication is pro-Church of Christ? And why shouldn’t we question its bias in covering religious topics?
The Monitor is still owned by the Christian Science Publishing Society. As recently as 2008, its top editor was the late Richard Bergenheim, a Christian Science practitioner and the former president of the First Church of Christ.
Look, I get that CSM has more than 100 years of history, won seven Pulitzer Prizes and did some quality journalism. But that doesn’t mean we should give it a free pass.
I find it amazing that people who are suspicious of the Washington Times don’t put the CSM in the same category. But we all should.
If you have anything interesting to share about the publication, drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.