Winning over sceptical Americans?

A few years ago I wrote an analysis piece for one of the US press agencies, which got picked up in a few of the regionals. I was astonished at the small changes they made to the text to render it more comprehensible to a US audience. Most prominent of those changes was to add the adjectives Catholic and Protestant to each of the parties. This piece in the New York Sun does something similar in its approval of Robinson and Donaldson, and the result is often jarring. Though not as jarring as the lurid prose of Andrew Greely.