GETRELIGION.ORG — What absolutely crushing news.
Amid all the brutal headlines involving the Islamic State militant group in Iraq and Syria (important background here) came a YouTube video Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of American journalist James Foley.
Lord, have mercy. MT @mpoppel: BREAKING: Islamic State, in video “A Message to America,” beheads American journalist James Wright Foley
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) August 19, 2014
— JustinGreen∞ (@JGreenDC) August 20, 2014
— Julia Macfarlane (@juliamacfarlane) August 20, 2014
This analysis of media coverage appears online at GetReligion.org.