Useful Idiot Alert: Dissident America Magazine Grateful to Anti-Catholic Bigots at The Boston Globe

Eileen Markey : Lehman College

Dazed and confused: Lehman College's Eileen Markey, writing for America magazine

In January of 2002, as its 'Spotlight Team' carpet-bombing campaign against the Catholic Church reached a fever pitch, the Boston Globe published a splashy front-page article claiming that when a concerned woman wrote to Cardinal Bernard Law in 1984 that notorious priest John Geoghan had molested boys in her extended family, Law did nothing. "The records do not contain any evidence that Law replied to [the woman]," the Globe soberly informed its readers.

Naturally, other media then quickly pounced upon the story and repeated it far and wide, and the story of Cardinal Law's callousness towards victims continues to this day.

It turns out, however, that the Globe's story was completely false. Cardinal Law did indeed reply to the woman, and, in fact, he immediately removed Geoghan from his current assignment, citing the woman's letter as an impetus for doing so. (Read Law's reply letter for yourself (jpg).)

And to make matters worse, to this very day, the Globe has never issued a correction for its indisputable error and defamation against Cardinal Law.

An agenda exposed

Marty Baron : Washington Post

Anti-Catholic bigot Marty Baron

Yet according to Lehman College's Eileen Markey, writing in a rambling article in the dissident America magazine, Catholics somehow still owe the Boston Globe, and more specifically ex-editor Marty Baron, a "debt of gratitude" for "telling the truth" in its reporting.

Nowhere does Markey address the many inaccuracies, exaggerations, and dowright lies told by the Globe in its 'Spotlight' series against the Church.

What goofy Ms. Markey does not seem to grasp is that the Globe's series had nothing to do with sex abuse and everything to do with its well-established raw hatred for the Catholic Church.

Yes, many decades ago criminal priests committed revolting abuse against minors. But the point of the 'Spotlight' series was not to rid the Church of corruption – as indeed nearly all of the cases of abusive priests were already by 2002 a thing of the past – but to silence the Church in the ongoing culture wars.

The Church had to be silenced by publicizing scandal in its own ranks so that the Globe's promotion of the Sexual Revolution could advance unimpeded.

The Globe's long history of hypocrisy and hate

As we have exhaustively chronicled, the Boston Globe's tsunami of attacks against the Church was never about the horrors of abuse. If it were, then the Globe would have acknowledged its own role in the scandals by enthusiastically promoting the very same psychological therapies employed by the Church years ago to treat abusers. Indifferent to its own hypocrisy, the Globe then attacked the Church years later for actually using the therapies the paper had touted.

And it was the Boston Globe, not the Catholic Church, that promoted decriminalizing teenage prostitution. It was also the Globe that insisted that the Church keep public "lists" of accused priests while refusing to name sex abusers within its own offices.

And when a local TV station Boston reported that the licenses of 15 Massachusetts educators are suspended or revoked each year for sexual abuse, the Boston Globe went radio silent, not publishing a single syllable about the news.

Be grateful to Marty Baron and the Boston Globe? No, thanks.

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Want to learn more about the truth of the Boston Globe's attack against the Catholic Church? Check out:

– The book: Sins of the Press: The Untold Story of The Boston Globe's Reporting on Sex Abuse in the Catholic Church (Amazon.com) by TheMediaReport.com's David F. Pierre, Jr.

**TheMediaReport.com SPECIAL REPORT** The Definitive 'Spotlight' Movie Review (TheMediaReport.com) (Nov. 2015)

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