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...]

**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...]