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 a.salsburg@aol.com.

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I’ve been a reporter for over 19 years; Traveled to some places, worked with some great people and broke some great stories. But over the 19 years, I’ve also watched the commoditization of news and the slow, steady degradation of journalism. What used to be quality journalism has now turned into machinery, with questionable practices and agendas. In a lot of news organizations nowadays, I don’t even think it’s journalists that run the show anymore. I hope to shed some light on these issues with this blog. I invite any and all like-minded individuals to join me in this endeavor.

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