Boston Globe Web Site CRUX Posts Bogus Headline to Inflame Readers on Clergy Sex Abuse Story

Crux : Boston Globe : Catholic

It should be no surprise that the new web site operated by the Boston Globe – in this case Crux ("Covering all things Catholic") – has become the latest Internet forum for aging dissidents and other angry critics of … [Read more...]

Blockbuster: Veteran Journalist Wypijewski Slams ‘Spotlight’ As Factually Inaccurate, Born of Shoddy Journalism and Witch Hunt Mentality Against the Church

JoAnn Wypijewski : Spotlight

We at TheMediaReport.com are not the only ones angered that Hollywood awarded the factually challenged movie Spotlight its Best Picture prize at the Oscars Sunday night. Veteran left-wing journalist JoAnn Wypijewski – who herself was … [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 [w/ADDENDUM, 3/16/16]

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...]

No, Cardinal Law Did Not ‘Call Down the Wrath of God’ To Punish the Boston Globe

Spotlight movie review criticism

In the effort to portray Cardinal Bernard Law in the darkest light, there are a couple scenes in Spotlight which recall a 1992 episode in which Cardinal Law sinisterly "called down the power of God" upon the Boston Globe to punish … [Read more...]

‘Nothing to See Here!’: Investigation Finds 15 Mass. Educators Each Year Suspended For Sex Abuse, Boston Globe In Hiding

Boston Globe hypocrisy

Just last week, Boston television network WCVB unleashed a startling revelation on its evening news: "[WCVB] found in recent years, on average, the licenses of 15 Massachusetts educators are suspended or revoked each year for sexual … [Read more...]