Zenit has a good article that mentions a collection of essays just published: "Blind Spot: When Journalists Don't Get Religion.
It quotes Amy Welborn quite rightly referencing and criticizing the MSM's " reliance on a template for reporting that frames events in the language of contemporary political categories."
I have a nomination for the in-apt conservative/traditionalist vs liberal/progressive label dichotomy.
How's about we call'em, "Preservatives" and ..... I dunno, maybe, "Ephemerists"?