Flashback: In 2003, Hollywood Elites Thunderously Cheered Child Rapist Polanski As the ‘Spotlight’ Team Attacked the Catholic Church [w/ VIDEO]

Polanski Oscars 2003

[Editor's note: Mega-kudos to Fr. Robert Sirico who brought this episode to our attention and to the public's attention through the popular celebrity web site TMZ.] As Hollywood has fawned over the dishonest Spotlight film by … [Read more...]

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...]

Fact Checker: Columbia Journalism Review Claims Boston TV Stations Silent During 2002 Church Abuse Coverage; We Expose the Truth

Columbia Journalism Review

A new article from the Columbia Journalism Review (CJR) by Boston-area professor Terry Ann Knopf asserts that there was a "collective silence" from the vast array of local Boston television stations during the frenzied 2002 … [Read more...]

Scandal? What Scandal? Philadelphia Inquirer Ignores Blockbuster Story of Bogus Accusations Against Priests In Its Own Backyard

Philadelphia Inquirer : Bill Marimow

One would think that the scandal of a drug-addled Philadelphia man making false abuse accusations against multiple Catholic priests – all of whom were convicted and landed in prison, where one has already died – would merit at … [Read more...]

They Finally Take Notice: Newsweek Runs Cover Story About Bogus Church Abuse Scandal in Philadelphia

Ralph Cipriano : Newsweek

If there were still any doubt about the criminal fraud committed against the Catholic Church in Philadelphia by D.A. Seth Williams and his publicity-seeking prosecutors, look no further than the eye-popping cover story this week in Newsweek … [Read more...]

St. Louis Priest Who Sued His Accuser Discovers Accuser’s Sordid Legal Past as Accuser Now Tries To Duck Service of Process

Rev. Joseph Jiang

Ever wonder about some of the characters who file questionable abuse accusations against Catholic priests? Well, look no further than the case of Rev. Xiu Hui "Joseph" Jiang, a falsely accused priest in St. Louis who has bravely … [Read more...]

Here We Go Again: Court Overturns Historic Conviction of Philly’s Msgr. Lynn For SECOND Time, Blasts Bigoted Judge Sarmina

Msgr. William Lynn

For the second time, a Pennsylvania Superior Court has overturned the historic conviction of Philadelphia's Msgr. William J. Lynn and ordered a new trial for the wrongly convicted priest. In June 2012, a jury unbelievably determined … [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...]