**TheMediaReport.com SPECIAL REPORT ** Fact Checker: Mainstream Media Promotes Hollywood’s ‘Spotlight’ Movie and the Boston Globe’s Dishonest Reporting

Spotlight : Mark Ruffalo : Michael Keaton

While Hollywood and the Boston Globe would want you to believe that the new movie Spotlight is an impartial dramatization of the paper's 2002 reporting on sex abuse in the Catholic Church in Boston, the truth is something else … [Read more...]

******NEW from TheMediaReport.com****** Sins of the Press: The Untold Story of The Boston Globe’s Reporting on Sex Abuse in the Catholic Church

Spotlight : Michael Keaton : Mark Ruffalo

This is the book that Hollywood and the Boston Globe do not want you to read. On the eve of the Hollywood release of the new movie Spotlight – starring Hollywood heavyweights Michael Keaton and Mark Ruffalo – which purports to … [Read more...]

***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...]

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...]

FOLLOW-UP: DreamWorks Drops Plan to Make Boston Globe Church Abuse Movie

Steven Spielberg

As we reported last fall, Hollywood producers began work for a movie based on the story of the Boston Globe's reporting in 2002 about the Catholic Church abuse scandals. The planned pic was envisioned as an investigative journalism … [Read more...]

Old News Becomes New News? Hollywood Plans Film About Boston Globe’s 2002 Church Abuse Coverage

Boston Globe documentary Catholic Church

The Hollywood industry newspaper Variety is reporting that a director has been assigned to command a movie about the Boston Globe's relentless reporting in 2002 about the Catholic Church abuse scandals. Yet again we see that the media … [Read more...]

Boston Globe Double Standard: Paper Yawns As School Removes Teacher and Principal Following Abuse Probe

Boston Globe and Carol Johnson

If the Archdiocese of Boston began proceedings to laicize a Catholic priest accused of "inappropriate contact" with an innocent minor, it hard to imagine the Boston Globe burying the story. It is also hard to imagine the Globe … [Read more...]

Journalists Tout Dissident Nuns and Rehash Decades-Old Scandals To Bash Catholic Church Again

Joan Vennochi

Since when have journalists been so concerned about internal doctrinal matters in the Catholic Church? Why are journalists suddenly fretting about the status of nuns in America? It has been no secret that many Catholic women religious … [Read more...]

Boston Globe Little Concerned With Child Abuse – Unless It’s In the Catholic Church [w/ UPDATE]

Michael Rezendes Boston Globe

Consider this: Just a few months ago, Boston Public Schools leveled a two-week suspension on a school principal for not reporting a case of suspected sex abuse by a special education aide. After the principal failed to report him to the … [Read more...]

Media Uses Flimsy ‘Dutch Castration’ Story to Smack Catholic Church

The Netherlands

The media are falling over themselves to relay a salacious report that the Catholic Church in the Netherlands may have surgically castrated "as many as 10 young men" over a half a century ago, in the 1950's. Perpetual … [Read more...]