David Mills on Mainline Propaganda
Here is a short press release from the Anglican Communion News Service (ACNS), of no importance in itself, even as a news story, but useful as an illustration of the sort of propaganda the official agencies provide. In addition to reporting news of the Anglican world, the ACNS advances a certain way of reading the news of the Anglican world: a way that promotes the policies of the seven dwindling Anglican churches of the West and not those of the 31 Anglican churches—the ones in Africa, Asia, and South America—where the church is growing.
The story is only four paragraphs long. Its lead paragraph promises something out of the ordinary.
On the eve of the consecration of Canon V. Gene Robinson as Bishop-coadjutor of the Diocese of New . . .
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