"Journalism!" said the email I received last night with an image of today's Indianapolis Star front page.
The sender — an advocate of the religious freedom law passed in Indiana last week — was not making a compliment.
Obviously, the Star's editors have had enough of the national debate over the measure enacted in their state.
Heaven knows my Twitter feed has been filled with debate and links on the subject — on all sides.
Here at GetReligion, our mission is clear: We critique mainstream media coverage of religion. We praise strong journalism. We point out holes, bias and, yes, holy ghosts in less-than-perfect stories.
We don't, as a general rule, review editorials. And I'm not going to take sides on the content of the Star's editorial.
But the front-page placement certainly raises questions that reflect on the Star's overall journalism: Foremost among them, can a newspaper take such a "bold" stand — as the Twitter user above described it — and still produce fair, impartial news stories?