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Wafergate: Is that Jesus in Your Pocket?

 by Julie Hanus

Tags: Media, media criticism, mainstream media, Stephen Harper, communion, newspapers, New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal, Columbia Journalism Review,

communion illustrationDid you hear the story about Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper taking communion and then stashing the wafer in his pocket? Don’t get your hackles raised yet: The faux pas apparently never happened. Over at the venerable Columbia Journalism Review, Craig Silverman dissects how such a strange fabrication could have ended up on the front page of the New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal.

Source: Columbia Journalism Review

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