***TheMediaReport.com SPECIAL REPORT*** Minnesota Public Radio’s ‘Betrayed By Silence’: A New Low In Vengeance Journalism

Madeleine Baran : Madeleine Baran MPR

For over a decade now, we at TheMediaReport.com have likely reviewed several thousand news articles, television episodes, radio interviews, and documentary films in our mission to encourage accuracy in the media's coverage of the … [Read more...]

***’Betrayed By Silence’ [Part III]*** Guilty Until Proven Innocent: No Accusation Against a Priest Too Old or Wacky To Be Taken As True

Rev. Gilbert Dutel : MPR : Rev. Harry Walsh

In "Betrayed by Silence," Madeleine Baran and Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) profile the cases of a number of accused priests and suggest, of course, that there is no doubt that all of the priests are guilty. However, when one … [Read more...]

***’Betrayed By Silence’ [Part II]*** Madeleine Baran’s Struggle With the Facts

Madeleine Baran : Madeleine Baran MPR

In "Betrayed by Silence," Madeleine Baran and the other producers at Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) attempt to lend an air of scholarship and gravitas to their work by posting an extensive section of "Source Notes," which … [Read more...]

***’Betrayed By Silence’ [Part I]*** No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: MPR Smears Archbishop Flynn, We Uncover the Facts

Archbishop Harry Flynn

For over two decades, while serving as Bishop of Lafayette (La.) and later Archbishop of St. Paul - Minneapolis, Archbishop Harry J. Flynn undertook the thankless task of reaching out to those who were so egregiously harmed by abusive … [Read more...]

All the News That’s Fit To Manufacture: NYT’s Laurie Goodstein Provides Free P.R. For New Jeff Anderson Lawsuit And Touts Non-Existent Campaign to Force St. Paul-Minneapolis Archbishop’s Resignation

Laurie Goodstein : New York Times

While the New York Times' travails are well known, it appears that the venerable old newspaper still has the resources to devote a reporter to cover a single story line if that story line happens to dovetail with the paper's … [Read more...]

*SPECIAL REPORT* Hypocrisy in Tinseltown: Child Abuse No Big Deal When Committed by the Rich and Famous

Hollywood sign

Thanks to the media, even a mere accusation of sexual abuse committed by a priest long ago will irreparably shatter the livelihood of the priest. No matter how flimsy or how long ago the accusation, a priest is always presumed guilty in the … [Read more...]

Useful Idiots: St. Louis Post-Dispatch Headlines Phony Story That Local Archbishop Claimed in Deposition That He Did Not Know Sex Abuse Was a Crime

Lilly Fowler : Archbishop Carlson : Jeff Anderson

Media outlets – both secular and religious – have been falling over themselves to tout the dramatic front-page story in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch by Lilly Fowler that St. Louis Archbishop Robert J. Carlson testified in a … [Read more...]

At Last: After SNAP Attacks Pope Francis’ Outreach to Abuse Victims, National Catholic Reporter Publishes Piece Criticizing SNAP

Joelle Casteix : Pope Francis : David Clohessy

Recognizing perhaps that whether they like it or not, the sex abuse story line is getting so long in the tooth that they will soon be out of business, the bigots at the anti-Catholic group SNAP have now become more and more unglued in their … [Read more...]

Church-Suing Lawyer Garabedian Apoplectic As Diocese of Fall River Stands Firm Against Unfounded Abuse Claim

Mitchell Garabedian

Last week, leading contingency lawyer Mitchell Garabedian dramatically claimed that the Catholic Church is "once again acting in the most immoral way by allowing the wholesale sexual abuse of children." Wow! "Allowing the … [Read more...]

Publicity Trumps Kids’ Safety: SNAP Knew About Abuse Claim Against Chicago Priest ‘For Several Weeks’ But Did Not Call Police; Instead It Held a Press Conference

Barbara Blaine : SNAP

The anti-Catholic pressure group SNAP sets the bar very high in its purported quest to protect children from abuse – or it least when it comes to the Catholic Church. In the past, SNAP's hysterical founder and president, Barbara … [Read more...]