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No More “Holy Wars”

Am I the only one who is thoroughly sick of the hackneyed use of “Holy War” on any political story with religious overtones? Howard Fineman’s latest Newsweek Web exclusive uses this tired formulation (and “culture war,” too, which is hackneyed, but more neutral). Fineman concludes by making the Bushes sound like Romanist panderers:

“As a family, the Bushes are making a political and moral statement: We are for the sanctity of life, as the Catholic Church defines it, and against legal powers that would extinguish it. (Except in the case of the death penalty, which the church also opposes.)”

Tim GrahamTim Graham is Director of Media Analysis at the Media Research Center, where he began in 1989, and has served there with the exception of 2001 and 2002, when served ...


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