The Mouse That Finally Roared: Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis Pushes Back Against MPR Citing ‘Wrong’ and ‘Misleading’ Reporting

Madeleine Baran

It's about time. The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is finally pushing back (a little) against Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) and "wrong" and "misleading" reporting by correspondent Madeleine Baran, whom we … [Read more...]

***TheMediaReport.com SPECIAL REPORT*** Five Things the Mainstream Media Can Do To Improve Its Reporting of the Catholic Church Sex Abuse Story

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For the last several years now, TheMediaReport.com has provided hundreds of examples of the media's biased and unbalanced coverage of the Catholic Church sex abuse story. And, unfortunately, our weekly posts provide only a small glimmer … [Read more...]

How the Mighty Have Fallen: Chicago Tribune Reduced Again to Spokesperson for Contingency Lawyers in Chicago Archdiocese Document Dump

Stacy St. Clair : Todd Lighty : Chicago Tribune

If there were still any doubt that the Church-suing sex abuse industry is on a steep decline, one need look no further than the latest tactic of contingency lawyers. Contingency lawyers have recently been demanding as a condition to settle … [Read more...]

‘We’ll Say You Touched Us’: Robbers Attempt to Extort Priest With Threat of Abuse Claim

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According to a truly shocking story in the Chicago Tribune, two men recently walked into the sacristy of a Catholic church after Mass and demanded cash from a 73-year-old priest. That alone is frightening enough. But what accompanied their … [Read more...]

First Amendment Attack: Contingency Lawyer Subpoenas Philly Journalist and Demands That He Reveal His Source For Documents Which Expose Accuser of Priest Abuse; Will the Mainstream Media Notice?

Slade McLaughlin

In a shocking development in the ongoing Catholic Church abuse story in Philadelphia, TheMediaReport.com has learned that high-profile contingency lawyer Slade H. McLaughlin has issued a subpoena against veteran journalist Ralph Cipriano. … [Read more...]

Profile in Courage: Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown Bravely Rejects Discrimination Against the Catholic Church

Jerry Brown : Gov. Jerry Brown

TheMediaReport.com salutes California Gov. Jerry Brown for vetoing California Senate Bill 131 (SB 131), a measure which would have blatantly discriminated against the Catholic Church and purposefully made the Church vulnerable to a second … [Read more...]

‘I’m Not Listening!’: Mainstream Media Ignores Current Epidemic of Abuse in Evangelical Church, Instead Focuses on Stale Claims in Catholic Church

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Just last week, Boz Tchividjian, a prominent Liberty University law professor and the grandson of Billy Graham, stood before a roomful of journalists and declared that Evangelical missions are a "magnet" for sexual abusers and … [Read more...]

*SPECIAL REPORT* Obsessed With the Catholic Church? NY Times’ Laurie Goodstein Reports On Sex Abuse In Catholic Church And Nowhere Else

Laurie Goodstein

[This post has been regularly *UPDATED* since the original posting to reflect ourLAURIE GOODSTEIN SCOREBOARD on our home page] TheMediaReport.com has surveyed every article that New York Times National Religion Correspondent Laurie … [Read more...]

Fighting Back: Newark Abp. Myers Blasts False and Malicious Reporting In NJ Media About Old Abuse Case, We Uncover the Facts [UPDATE: NJ Star-Ledger Issues Correction]

Archbishop Myers : Archbishop John J. Myers

In an open letter last week to all of the priests of his archdiocese, Newark Archbishop John J. Myers responded to "false" and "deceitful" reporting that has characterized the recent frenzied media coverage of a case … [Read more...]

Another ‘Stuntsuit’ Against Vatican by Church-Suing Contingency Lawyer Anderson Quietly Dismissed, Media Goes Mute

Jeff Anderson : lawyer Jeffrey Anderson

What is a "stuntsuit"? It is a lawsuit whose only real purpose is to generate publicity and garner media exposure for one's cause. So the word "stuntsuit" can readily apply to the silly lawsuit that was filed over a … [Read more...]