Mollie Ziegler Hemingway, religion journalist, media critic, and Steadfast blogger, is being featured in the news for her role in calling attention to the lack of media coverage of the trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell. Hemingway was interviewed recently on Fox News, and now there is a story about her in the LCMS’s Reporter (by Kim Plummer Krull), “LCMS media critic helps spotlight lack of abortion trial coverage,” which I am excerpting below:
If you know the name Kermit Gosnell, you might credit Mollie Ziegler Hemingway, a media critic who helped spotlight mainstream reporters’ lack of coverage of the murder trial of the Philadelphia abortion doctor.
“I’m glad that journalists were finally forced to acknowledge their failures in covering this story — and abortion in general — and I’m glad that some are beginning to ask themselves why,” said Hemingway, senior writer for GetReligion.org and a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Alexandria, Va. “We’ve seen too much advocacy in favor of abortion and too little quality journalism on our abortion culture. . . .
Hemingway’s role in helping bring news coverage to the abortion doctor trial also led to an appearance on a Fox News broadcast. . . .
Hemingway hails from Castle Rock, Colo., where her father, the Rev. Larry Ziegler, is pastor of Mount Zion Lutheran Church. She and her husband, journalist Mark Hemingway, have two young daughters.
As she awaits the Gosnell case verdict, Hemingway sees no shortage of future topics to cover. “My big stories right now revolve around religious liberty, marriage law and basic reporting errors on religion news stories,” she said.