So, I dinged the Charlotte Observer pretty hard yesterday.
I criticized the North Carolina newspaper's biased coverage of a "Shame List" of religious colleges and universities that espouse traditional biblical beliefs on sexuality and gender identity.
As I noted, the paper served more as a stenographer than a reporter in its copy-and-paste coverage of the gay-rights organization's publicity-seeking list.
Welp, that post sparked a lively discussion.
Some of those comments strike at the heart of what we do here at GetReligion. So I decided to highlight that dialogue to make sure readers didn't miss it. At least five questions emerged that I'll tackle below.
1. Is the "Shame List" news?
I avoided that question in my original post, choosing to focus on the coverage itself. However, a reader named Linda felt compelled to suggest this: