September 27, 2011

The Christian Post: Has A Problem Reporting The Truth

I contacted the Christian Post and asked them to correct their article. The reporter Luiza Oleszczuk acknowledged that they changed the quote. She said:

“We decided to take out part of the phrase for the sake of word count. I didn’t think it really changes the meaning.”

What do you think?

"I have a problem with people who wrap themselves in Scripture. That’s not the same Scripture I know."

"I have a problem with people who wrap themselves in scripture, in order to justify hateful speech. That's not the scripture I know."

That’s a HUGE difference in my view. It completely changes the meaning.

They chose to not change the text of the article, but put a correction at the bottom of the article.

Roy Steele claims The Christian Post misquoted him and that what he said in actuality was: "I have a problem with people who wrap themselves in Scripture in order to justify hateful speech. That’s not the same Scripture I know."

I do claim that I was misquoted, and the reporter said she changed what I said for the sake of word count. This isn’t what they indicated in their “correction.” I still have a problem with that.

Why can’t the article be factual, and report the truth?
 

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