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...]

You Heard It Here First: Rolling Stone’s Erdely Finally Outed For Phony Abuse Stories

Sabrina Erdely

"[F]or sheer maliciousness, it is hard to top the piece in Rolling Stone. The factual errors, the stereotypes, the grand omissions, and the melodramatic language make for an incredible read. Make no mistake about it, the author, … [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...]

’60 Minutes’ Once Again Blasts Church Over Old Abuse Story, Boston’s Cardinal O’Malley Obliges With Interview

Cardinal O'Malley : 60 Minutes : Norah O'Donnell

It was only a couple years ago that CBS' 60 Minutes fêted Ireland's Archbishop Diarmuid Martin as he took the Church to task over decades-old abuse claims in Ireland. Indeed, 60 Minutes has a long and storied record of … [Read more...]

**TheMediaReport.com SPECIAL REPORT** Star Witness In Church Abuse Trial SLAMS Kansas City Star: ‘It Was Clear The Kansas City Star Was Not Interested In The Truth’

Judy Thomas : Kansas City Star : Mary Sanchez

The Kansas City Star may not have been officially listed as a party in the recent high-profile clergy abuse trial in Kansas City, but the credibility of the Star was certainly on trial. And by all accounts, it lost. A splashy, three-part … [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...]

***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...]

***’Betrayed By Silence’ [Part II]*** Madeleine Baran’s Struggle With the Facts

Madeleine Baran : Madeleine Baran MPR

In "Betrayed by Silence," Madeleine Baran and the other producers at Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) attempt to lend an air of scholarship and gravitas to their work by posting an extensive section of "Source Notes," which … [Read more...]

***’Betrayed By Silence’ [Part I]*** No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: MPR Smears Archbishop Flynn, We Uncover the Facts

Archbishop Harry Flynn

For over two decades, while serving as Bishop of Lafayette (La.) and later Archbishop of St. Paul - Minneapolis, Archbishop Harry J. Flynn undertook the thankless task of reaching out to those who were so egregiously harmed by abusive … [Read more...]