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'Different' spin on Lent

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by MisterCreosote, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    Here's the front page of the Philly Inquirer today:


    To sum up, media outlets started releasing the names of 21 priests in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia who are suspended or on administrative leave for allegations of sexual abuse. Bad timing, but it's a huge story.

    The issue I have is the front-page presentation. The story is ALL about the priests' situations and parishioners' reactions. Yet the main art is Cardinal Rigali giving communion, and the headline is "As Lent begins, faithful learn 21 priests' names." Is it me, or should the whole "Lent begins today" idea been left out of the presentation entirely? Something about it just seems off. Or am I being too sensitive?
  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    The archdiocese announced suspensions Tuesday. The Inquirer and others discovered the names through their own methods Wednesday. The story ran Thursday. If the archdiocese didn't want its day interrupted, there were 364 days in the year -- and roughly 18,000 days in the past 50 years -- when they could have revealed what was happening and who was doing it.

    Fuck. Them.
  3. HC

    HC Well-Known Member

    My 2 cents worth ... tying this to Lent is entirely appropriate. It's a season for reflection, confession and purification so the timing is perfect.
  4. NickMordo

    NickMordo Active Member

    They should release a new name every day of Lent. Now, THAT'D be a different spin on things!
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