Scandal? What Scandal? Philadelphia Inquirer Ignores Blockbuster Story of Bogus Accusations Against Priests In Its Own Backyard

Philadelphia Inquirer : Bill Marimow

One would think that the scandal of a drug-addled Philadelphia man making false abuse accusations against multiple Catholic priests – all of whom were convicted and landed in prison, where one has already died – would merit at … [Read more...]

They Finally Take Notice: Newsweek Runs Cover Story About Bogus Church Abuse Scandal in Philadelphia

Ralph Cipriano : Newsweek

If there were still any doubt about the criminal fraud committed against the Catholic Church in Philadelphia by D.A. Seth Williams and his publicity-seeking prosecutors, look no further than the eye-popping cover story this week in Newsweek … [Read more...]

St. Louis Priest Who Sued His Accuser Discovers Accuser’s Sordid Legal Past as Accuser Now Tries To Duck Service of Process

Rev. Joseph Jiang

Ever wonder about some of the characters who file questionable abuse accusations against Catholic priests? Well, look no further than the case of Rev. Xiu Hui "Joseph" Jiang, a falsely accused priest in St. Louis who has bravely … [Read more...]

Here We Go Again: Court Overturns Historic Conviction of Philly’s Msgr. Lynn For SECOND Time, Blasts Bigoted Judge Sarmina

Msgr. William Lynn

For the second time, a Pennsylvania Superior Court has overturned the historic conviction of Philadelphia's Msgr. William J. Lynn and ordered a new trial for the wrongly convicted priest. In June 2012, a jury unbelievably determined … [Read more...]

**TheMediaReport.com SPECIAL REPORT** The Definitive ‘Spotlight’ Movie Review

Spotlight movie review criticism

Fabricated episodes. Character defamation. Devious storytelling. This is the definitive review of the Hollywood movie Spotlight, which purports to chronicle the Boston Globe's 2001-2002 investigation of the Catholic Church sex abuse … [Read more...]

‘Cardinal Law Knew of Abuse and Did Nothing’? Actually, Cardinal Law Did Exactly As He Was Told To Do By Psychologists

Spotlight movie review criticism

A mantra running throughout the movie Spotlight is that Cardinal Law and the Catholic Church "did nothing" when confronted with knowledge of abusive priests. However, as is frequently the case with Hollywood, the truth is an … [Read more...]

‘Spotlight’ Neglects to Mention the Boston Globe’s Own Long History of Rank Hypocrisy on the Issue of the Sexual Abuse of Minors

Spotlight movie review criticism

While the Hollywood movie Spotlight portrays editors and writers at the Boston Globe wringing their hands over the potential story of abuse by Catholic priests, the film conveniently neglects to mention the Globe's own long history of … [Read more...]

Fact Checker: More Ways That ‘Spotlight’ Got It Wrong [w/ Addendum, 12/5/15]

Spotlight movie review criticism

In addition to the instances we have already reported, here are some other ways that the Hollywood movie Spotlight has misled the public about the sex abuse scandal in Boston: 1. A key scene in the film features the Globe's Walter … [Read more...]

Real-Life Characters Portrayed in ‘Spotlight’ Threaten Lawsuit Claiming Fabricated Depictions

Spotlight movie review criticism

At least four real-life individuals portrayed in the new Hollywood movie Spotlight are now complaining that they were falsely portrayed in the film, and at least one of them is considering legal action. For one, Jack Dunn, a trustee at … [Read more...]

‘Based on Actual Events’? Except the Very First Scene From ‘Spotlight’ Is Completely Bogus

Spotlight movie review criticism

In the first few frames of the new movie Spotlight, it declares, "Based on actual events." The film then begins ominously with a late-night scene at a police station in "Boston – 1976." A single mother and a livid … [Read more...]