GETRELIGION.ORG — In Ferguson, Mo. — dubbed “Baghdad, USA” by The Huffington Post and labeled a “A CITY ON EDGE” in a banner headline by today’s St. Louis Post-Dispatch — Wednesday’s arrests of two prominent journalists for the apparent crime of doing their jobs caused a Twitterstorm.
The social media outrage produced some, um, religious overtones.
— Andrew Beaujon (@abeaujon) August 14, 2014
— Matt Pearce (@mattdpearce) August 14, 2014
What the hell is happening in Ferguson, Mo? Reporters getting arrested while sitting in McD’s filing stories??? http://t.co/lsk4IUpCwI
— Kelly McBride (@kellymcb) August 14, 2014
Those of us who write for GetReligion are religion journalists. But first of all, we are journalists. As such, I can’t help but say “Amen!” to the question by McBride, a leading expert on media ethics at the Poynter Institute.
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