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But when platoons of porn stars and lingerie models claiming to be paramours of the apparently tireless Woods began coming out of the woodwork, too many news outlets uncritically ballyhooed their accounts.
Perhaps more importantly, uncritically accepting all claims of recovered memories of abuse is dangerous because it trivialises the memories of real abuse victims and prolongs their suffering.
Words of these false prophets are uncritically applauded by journalists, who sometimes join in the scaremongering--notably Paul Krugman, the economist turned New York Times columnist.
While the article acknowledged the existence of opposition to women's ordination on the basis of scripture and tradition, it accepted uncritically the belief of some women that they are experiencing an authentic call to ordained ministry.
However, he says, the Honma paper "will do the valuable service of shaking us from the rut of interpreting such behaviors uncritically as feigning death.
This is supposed to make us all so relieved that we are not going to war that we uncritically embrace the new "diplomatic option" as a godsend.
Too often the arguments brought forward by such opponents are treated uncritically.
Mr Costa said in Washington: "Drug abuse by celebrities is often presented uncritically, leaving young people confused and vulnerable.
Those seeking new historical research or discoveries may be disappointed because as a series of wide ranging essays this work frequently displays an over-reliance on secondary source material which is used uncritically by Thomas to bolster his existing preferences.
Nevertheless, Karen admires her aunt uncritically, and Obraska expects, indeed demands, similar adulation from everyone.
For example, Witham uncritically accepts the exhausted accusations that the Darwinian notion of evolutionary fitness rests on a "fatal tautology," and that adaptationist theorizing is an ad hoc method for explaining everything and, thus, nothing at all.
Temptation bids us to take the mainstream media at their word and to hold to their version of the truth as an uncritically accepted source for theological reflection.