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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...]

Same As It Ever Was: NY Times’ Laurie Goodstein Gives Free Publicity to SNAP and Its Claim That Pope Francis Ignores Abuse Victims

Laurie Goodstein

Question: What does a good reporter do when a decades-old story line continues to get old and stale?Answer: Nothing at all. Despite nearly $3 billion in settlements, over $80 million in therapy payments, endless mea culpas, and countless … [Read more...]

Never Let a Good Opportunity Go To Waste: NY Times Uses Pope Francis Visit To Rehash Stale, Decades-Old Abuse Story

Pope Francis : New York Times

This month's historic trip of Pope Francis to the United States cannot halt the New York Times' relentless obsession with decades-old cases of sex abuse committed by Catholic priests. Despite the Church's unprecedented … [Read more...]

Justice Finally Prevails: Jury Returns Whopping $14.7 Million Verdict in Defamation Action for False Claims of Abuse Against Former Religious Brother

Michael Geilenfeld

Congratulations to Michael Geilenfeld, Executive Director of St. Joseph Family of Haiti, to whom a jury awarded $14.7 million after "online activist" Paul Kendrick "endlessly defamed, bullied, and harassed" him by … [Read more...]

Show Me the Money! After Philly Accuser Testified Under Oath Priest Abuse Claim Was Not About Money, He Later Files Lawsuit Against Catholic Church Seeking … Money


The old expression goes: "Whenever anybody says, 'It's not about the money,' it's about the money." No other aphorism is more fitting to the case of the Philadelphia accuser who is now suing the Catholic Church … [Read more...]

Falsely Accused Priest Finally Fights Back! Missouri Cleric Files Federal Lawsuit Against False Accusers, SNAP, and St. Louis Police

Lawsuit: Barbara Dorris SNAP : Rev. Joseph Jiang : David Clohessy SNAP

Finally! A falsely accused priest has had enough and is not going to take it any more. After being twice accused and cleared on wild charges of sex abuse, Rev. Xiu Hui "Joseph" Jiang has filed a federal lawsuit against his … [Read more...]

True Confessions: Minn. Public Radio’s Madeleine Baran To Be Headline Speaker at This Year’s Conference For SNAP, Further Abandons Any Pretense of Ethical Journalism

Madeleine Baran

In covering the issue of the media and Catholic sex abuse for over a decade now, we do not believe we have seen reporting as dishonest and biased as that from Madeleiene Baran from Minnesota Public Radio (MPR). Indeed, Baran has … [Read more...]

Hypocrisy Alert: SNAP Leader Clohessy, Who Refused To Call Police To Report Abusive Priest, Now Lectures Church on Reporting Abuse

David Clohessy

Back in the early 1990s, even after he began his work with the lawyer-funded, anti-Catholic group SNAP, David Clohessy already knew of allegations that his brother – Kevin, a Catholic priest – was sexually abusing innocent boys. … [Read more...]

Hypocrisy Alert: After Scolding Catholic Church Over Old Abuse Claims, Rampant Sex Abuse and Cover-Ups Revealed Among United Nations ‘Peacekeepers’ Today

United Nations hypocrisy

A little over a year ago, the mainstream media fell all over itself to breathlessly report the story of a meaningless committee at the United Nations questioning the Vatican over abuse committed decades ago by Catholic priests. The whole … [Read more...]

*TheMediaReport.com Special Investigation* Overlearning the Lessons of the Abuse Scandals: Custodian Uses Bathroom, and Cardinal O’Malley Fires Everyone

Cardinal Sean O'Malley

In a way it was inevitable: After years of media hysteria over the issue of sex abuse in the Catholic Church, Church officials have now decided on a policy of "shoot first, ask questions later" when it comes to even the scantest … [Read more...]