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The Bush administration's "Establishment of White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives" executive order has seemingly spread to the national news media. On screen and in print we have the news taking everything from "the new war" to "Enron" on a matter of faith that the government is doing all the right things and that they would tell us if there was something that we should know.

What is going on here?

Or is it just that the act of reporting on the things that the administration is doing when reported on just sound like the media is agreeing when they are just reporting. After all the facts are not the report - although the news consumers seem to take the report on a matter of faith - and even more unnerving so it seems do the people who are just reporting the events.

Maybe the media needs to do more than just report. Like find out what the facts are and then present those in a comparative way with what the "official words" say.

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