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...]

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...]

Speaking Truth to Power: Former Vatican Spokesperson: The Catholic Church Is the Only Institution ‘That Is Effectively Acting to Eradicate Pedophilia’

JoaquĆ­n Navarro Valls

Some say the most distinguishing feature of our modern media landscape is its inherent herd mentality. A narrative or story line is developed by one or a few media sources, and then suddenly, like bison, every journalist in the land is … [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...]

FACT CHECKER: SNAP Lies About Status of Priest To Create Media Hysteria

David Clohessy

As if any further proof were needed of how the anti-Catholic group SNAP manipulates the media and lies to the public about the Church's handling of sex abuse cases, consider this recent ominous media statement from David Clohessy, the … [Read more...]

***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...]