By Nathan Burchfiel
CNSNews.com Staff Writer
May 30, 2007
(CNSNews.com) - A group of religious leaders and liberal media critics on Tuesday criticized what they view as a media bias in favor of conservative evangelicals and against "progressive" Christianity.
Conservative religious leaders were quoted, mentioned or interviewed in television and print news stories 2.8 times as often as were "progressive" religious leaders, according to a report released by the liberal media watchdog Media Matters for America and the religious group Faith in Public Life.
The report, which examined coverage since the 2004 election, found an increase in coverage of religious issues but determined that "this increased coverage not only over-represents some voices and under-represents others, it does so in a way that is consistently advantageous to conservatives."
Media Matters Senior Fellow Paul Waldman sai…