Have a look at this entry over on GetReligion. It is a critique of The Washington Post’s recent coverage of a press conference held by the Institute for Religion and Democracy.
The IRD receives significant contributions from California billionaire Howard “Stony” Ahmanson, and Ahmanson’s wife, Roberta, sits on the IRD’s board. Ahmanson also funds GetReligion.
This obvious conflict of interest is not mentioned in the posting. It is never mentioned in GetReligion’s coverage of mainline Protestant churches, despite the fact that Ahmanson contributes heavily to the IRD’s efforts to destabilize those churches.
This particular article is written by the same writer who carelessly smeared Bishops Katharine Jefferts Schori and Gene Robinson in a previous piece.
Mollie Ziegler, your conscience is calling. It misses you.