***TheMediaReport.com SPECIAL REPORT*** Who Am I To Judge? In 1992, Boston Globe Touted Therapy Treatments for Sex Offenders, Then Excoriated the Church Years Later For Actually Using Them

Boston Globe

When the Boston Globe excoriated the Archdiocese of Boston in 2002 for relying on therapists to treat abusive priests from the 1950s to the 1990s, the paper somehow apparently forgot that in 1992 the Globe itself was enthusiastically … [Read more...]

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

Steve Coll

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 … [Read more...]

A Last Oath: ‘Please Understand That I Am An Innocent Man, Who Was Wrongly Convicted’

Rev. Charles Engelhardt

The night before falsely accused priest Rev. Charles Engelhardt passed away on November 15, 2014, Pennsylvania prison officials denied the dying cleric critical medical care, and Engelhardt issued a last declaration of his innocence, … [Read more...]

TheMediaReport.com’s Top 5 Posts of 2014

Madeleine Baran : Barbara Blaine : Ralph Cipriano : Judy Thomas : Sabrina Erdely

As we now approach our eleventh year, we would like to thank everyone for making 2014 another great year at TheMediaReport.com! Our strength and influence continue to grow dramatically, thanks to you. And we look forward to an even better … [Read more...]

The New Apparent Standard: MPR’s Madeleine Baran Now Thinks Catholic Church Should Illegally Stalk Its Former Priests

Madeleine Baran

Just in the past thirteen months, Madeleine Baran from Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) has completely smeared an innocent priest, been busted for publishing bogus information, and has plastered the Catholic Church with a heinous three-part … [Read more...]

You Heard It Here First: Rolling Stone’s Erdely Finally Outed For Phony Abuse Stories

Sabrina Erdely

"[F]or sheer maliciousness, it is hard to top the piece in Rolling Stone. The factual errors, the stereotypes, the grand omissions, and the melodramatic language make for an incredible read. Make no mistake about it, the author, … [Read more...]

Rezendes vs. the Truth: Boston Globe Recycles Old Attack on the Chicago Jesuits and Embarrasses Itself

Michael Rezendes : Boston Globe

Some journalists simply don't know when to let an old story line die. As we first reported at the time over two-and-a-half years ago, Michael Rezendes of The Boston Globe published two splashy front-page stories about the failures of … [Read more...]

’60 Minutes’ Once Again Blasts Church Over Old Abuse Story, Boston’s Cardinal O’Malley Obliges With Interview

Cardinal O'Malley : 60 Minutes : Norah O'Donnell

It was only a couple years ago that CBS' 60 Minutes fêted Ireland's Archbishop Diarmuid Martin as he took the Church to task over decades-old abuse claims in Ireland. Indeed, 60 Minutes has a long and storied record of … [Read more...]

**TheMediaReport.com SPECIAL REPORT** Star Witness In Church Abuse Trial SLAMS Kansas City Star: ‘It Was Clear The Kansas City Star Was Not Interested In The Truth’

Judy Thomas : Kansas City Star : Mary Sanchez

The Kansas City Star may not have been officially listed as a party in the recent high-profile clergy abuse trial in Kansas City, but the credibility of the Star was certainly on trial. And by all accounts, it lost. A splashy, three-part … [Read more...]

The Truth Shall Set You Free: Louisiana Diocese Publicly Acknowledges Paying On Bogus Abuse Claims

Money lawyer

As we have reported many times before, one of the most under-reported elements of the entire Catholic Church abuse story is the prevalence of false claims against innocent priests and priests long ago deceased who are no longer around to … [Read more...]