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Entry for November 11, 2007
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Loveland's Catholics are fuming after the Nov. 10 "Faith" section of the Loveland Reporter-Herald mixed fact with fiction and reported old and dated defamatory stereotypes about Catholics as facts.



In addition, the reporter tried to link a silly urban legend born from folklore to the traditions and doctrines of the Catholic church.  Click here to read our story.



Please feel free to comment.
2007-11-11 09:08:51 GMT
Comments (18 total)
Author:Anonymous
Thank you for pointing this out because I always thought they did pray to saints. Anyway, I have found many errors in the faith section of the paper.
--Harold
2007-11-12 03:31:08 GMT
Author:Anonymous
Why do you waste your time with The Reporter-Herald? It isn't a legitimate newspaper.

--Todd
2007-11-12 15:11:15 GMT
Author:Anonymous
Fiction as fact in the Faith section? How about the fraud, falsehoods and fabrications in the RH Line? And what they don't make up they steal and copy from liberal blogs like The Huffington Post and Daily Kos. But don't bother to call the RH Line and complain about it. The liar who's the editor won't publish such comments and will block your phone number if you do because the Reporter-Herald doesn't believe in Free Speech.
--Mike
2007-11-12 15:51:44 GMT
Author:Anonymous
I will have to agree with Todd and Mike. The Real Estate and Faith sections offer little or no local content. I often find myself surprised by some headline like gardner says to plant this when I look at the by line it is from Vermont and taken of the AP.

The few times the story is local the reporter knows nothing about the topic and completely offends the reader with nonesense. They normally find one source and than report as fact everything they were told.

Most newspapers have "fact-checkers" to review stories and be sure the good name of the publication isn't being put at risk by one story. If they checked the facts of their own reporters as much as they check the letters to the editor from people with whom they disagree - they would have some credibility in the community.

I read the paper like most people in town do - I trust the stories simply pick-up off the wires and skip the local stuff since the information is likely suspect not just for bias but also a lack of competence.
--Gary Anderson
2007-11-12 16:52:32 GMT
Author:Anonymous
As a Jew I find their coverage of religion in general to be insulting. They seem to assign people who have little or no education and are hopelessly politically correct in describing everything they don't know anything about. Just in case they are reading this blog (that I frequently don’t agree with myself) here is your opportunity for some quick education.

Judaism, Orthodox Christians and Catholics ARE NOT DENOMINATIONS. The Reporter-Herald articles in the past try to put every religion on some historical and religious equal plane by referring to every religion as another denomination. Here is the proper definition of a denomination:


1.Denomination is defined as A large group of religious congregations united under a common faith and name and organized under a single administrative and legal hierarchy.


2.One of a series of kinds, values, or sizes, as in a system of currency or weights: Cash registers have compartments for bills of different denominations. The stamps come in 25¢ and 45¢ denominations.

The use of the term denomination when referring to religions began in describing the very many branches from the Catholic church (Protestant churches) which all share very common beliefs but are not unified under a single authority as is the Catholic church but instead their own. That is why they are denominations.

We (Jews) are not a “denomination” in the terms used by the Reporter-Herald. We are not a variation of their faith but instead a predecessor faith of Christianity. In the same way, the Catholic Church and Orthodox Church (Western and Eastern Rites sometimes called the Latin and Greek Rites) were the only Christian faiths in continuity for the first 1,000 years of Christianity. While the central authority of the Orthodox Church fell about the same time Columbus discovered America (Fall of Constantinople) the Latin Rite (Roman Church) began breaking apart staring in the 12th Century with Martin Luther and the true apostolic succession is in dispute.

The Reporter-Herald needs to find a more educated reporter for this topic or instead stop trying to report on it in their Sunday paper. I cringe every time I open the Faith section to see what Religious term is being abused, history misrepresented or myth being propagated by the Loveland Reporter-Herold.

--A. Sopher
2007-11-12 17:45:47 GMT
Author:Anonymous
Sorry, I meant to type the "Loveland Reporter-Harod." A Christian joke.
--A. Sopher
2007-11-12 17:49:54 GMT
Author:Anonymous
The management and ownership of the Reporter-Herald has made it repeatedly clear it does not believe in God, and has no respect for those who do.

--Tim
2007-11-12 17:59:08 GMT
Author:Anonymous
"The Reporter-Herald needs to find a more educated reporter. . ."

The Reporter-Herald needs to find educated and professional reporters. That's what The Reporter-Herald needs to do. I have encountered many of their so-called educated journalists and I have to say a ten-pound bag of dirt is smarter than any of them.

--Peter
2007-11-12 22:48:56 GMT
Author:Anonymous
You guys are crazy. The Reporter Herald always runs gushy, corny stories we know certain people want to read who are very religious. This blog is pure nuts.

Mike - tell me one specific example when anything was ever "taken" from liberal blogs like Huffington's. The Herald is a conservative paper and everyone knows this so you are whistling in the wind. Baseless accusations you can't back-up with any facts.

My comments are completely personal and do not represent any business or organization.
--CC
2007-11-13 02:59:38 GMT
Author:Anonymous
CC = Connie Coffield, Ed Lehman's latest love muffin?
--Nada
2007-11-13 23:07:31 GMT
Author:Anonymous
"You guys are crazy."

"This blog is pure nuts."

Sounds like the sort of the thing made up and published in The RH Line.

And based on that I believe 'CC' works for The Reporter-Herald.

--Ali
2007-11-13 23:31:07 GMT
Author:Anonymous
I don't know why you let yourself get upset over the crap and nonsense passed off as objective news in the pages of The Reporter-Herald. The Reporter-Herald is a very poor example of journalism.

When I was in junior high school I took a class in journalism and I know for a fact if I had turned in any of the crap and nonsense published daily in The Reporter-Herald my grade would have been 'F'.

I suggest if you have a subscription with The Reporter-Herald you cancel it because it is a waste of money.
--Tom
2007-11-14 16:05:51 GMT
Author:Anonymous
I don't know why you let yourself get upset over the crap and nonsense passed off as objective news in the pages of The Reporter-Herald. The Reporter-Herald is a very poor example of journalism.

When I was in junior high school I took a class in journalism and I know for a fact if I had turned in any of the crap and nonsense published daily in The Reporter-Herald my grade would have been 'F'.

I suggest if you have a subscription with The Reporter-Herald you cancel it because it is a waste of money.
--Tom
2007-11-14 16:06:04 GMT
Author:Anonymous
The Reporter-Herald hates Jews, Catholics, Christians, the United States of America and anything or anyone decent and good, with morals and ethics.

To suggest it is a conservative newspaper is a lie. It is not conservative or a newspaper.
--Saul
2007-11-15 15:08:00 GMT
Author:Anonymous
Don't you think this view is just a little over the top? What evidence do you have for such broad accusations. I may not agree with some of their articles but to compare them with some kind of evil organizations really makes you look just nuts.

I think your views are extreme and unsupported by any fact.
--crpzk
2007-11-18 06:36:04 GMT
Author:Anonymous
In the November 28 edition of The Reporter-Herald there appeared a comment in the RH Line about the Colorado Division of Wildlife that does not meet with the otherwise worthless and meaningless guidelines for the the RH Line that smears, slanders, and libels the DOW - the comment has been brought to the attention of the DOW and their lawyers.

A few days prior to this The Reporter-Herald published a fake article on the front page of the newspaper about Paris Hilton. No correction or retraction followed.

The Reporter-Herald is not evil. It is just a rag.
--Kerry
2007-11-19 15:01:03 GMT
Author:Anonymous
Last week I called to complain about the baseless comments published in the RH Line and the rude man I spoke to told me - 'If you don't like what we publish don't read OUR paper'.

Good advice. I canceled my business with The Reporter-Herald.

--Vincent
2007-11-19 15:36:17 GMT
Author:Anonymous
It is readily known and easily verifiable that the Reporter-Herald makes stuff up for the RH Line. The managing editor, when she attended the journalism program at CU-Boulder, was taught this practice. It is called 'priming the pump': Publish something controversial and note how many responses you get. Then you can gauge how many people read the paper.

It is unprofessional and dishonest, which summarizes the Reporter-Herald.

At a time when people want their money's worth paying for the Reporter-Herald is a waste of money and time.
--Andrew
2007-11-19 16:44:34 GMT
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