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Steve Coll

Rewarding Bad Journalism and Bigotry: Columbia University Bestows Prestigious Award to Error-Laden Series by Minn. Public Radio

It is now abundantly clear – if it were not already – that truthfulness and fairness mean absolutely nothing to the media establishment when it comes to reporting about the Catholic Church and sex abuse. Indeed, the journalism school at Columbia University has now bestowed a prestigious "Alfred I. duPont - Columbia University Award" to Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) for its phony radio series, "Betrayed by Silence." We previously … [Read More]

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