This study examines how mainstream news media reported the withdrawal of a popular pastor from the 2013 Obama inaugural ceremony. Louie Giglio was originally chosen for a role in the event but relinquished his position when focus was placed on a sermon he once delivered about homosexuality. Analysis of framing and sourcing of the stories raises serious questions about the role media played in reporting about this skirmish, which is clearly part of the larger culture wars.
This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in the Journal of Media and Religion on July 2014, available online at doi: 10.1080/15348423.2014.938978
Moore, Rick Clifton. (2014). "Having the Last Word, but Losing the Culture Wars: Mainstream Press Coverage of a Canceled Evangelical Benediction.". Journal of Media and Religion, 13(3), 170-185. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15348423.2014.938978