Comin’ Clean: Buffalo Reporter Admits to Errors In His Reporting

Charlie Specht : Buffalo

Last month, acting on a tip from a loyal reader of this site, David F. Pierre, Jr. of TheMediaReport.com called into Buffalo radio station WBEN when told that Buffalo television reporter … [Read more...]

Happy Holidays: AP on Journalistic Jihad in December Doing Dumb Storyline Retreads Against Evil Catholic Church

Jim Mustian : Associated Press AP : Bernard Condon

In the month of December, the Associated Press published no less than five biased articles attacking the Catholic Church over abuse accusations against priests decades ago. Yet if one actually takes the time to labor through the articles, … [Read more...]

Shameful: Church Militant Continues To Falsely Defame Buffalo Priest

Michael Voris : Church Militant : Simon Rafe

Despite overwhelming evidence that a decades-old abuse claim against Fr. Dennis Riter of the Diocese of Buffalo is an outright fraud, the right-wing Church Militant web site continues to claim that Riter is an abuser. Church Militant … [Read more...]

Bravo! Archdiocese of Cincinnati Obliterates TV Station After Bogus Reporting on Abuse Cases

Jennifer Schack : Archdiocese of Cincinnati : Mike Schafer

Attention, all diocesan spokespeople! This is a model for how to deal with the media! Local television station WCPO in Cincinnati thought it could make a big splash for itself during Sweeps Week with a multi-part hit piece against the … [Read more...]

Phoning It In: Lazy AP Trio Discovers That Church Review Panels Actually Have Critics

Reese Dunklin : Mitch Weiss : Matt Sedensky : Associated Press

Imagine a large private organization – with a membership of some 70 million people – sought to tackle the issue of sex abuse within its ranks by devoting the resources to voluntarily set up review panels throughout the country … [Read more...]

A New Low: Sleazy Buffalo Reporter Charlie Specht Secretly Records Bishop Malone Phone Call

Charlie Specht : Buffalo reporter WKBW

In what may be a new low in the reporting by Buffalo TV reporter Charlie Specht, on Friday Specht videoed a phone call he made to Bishop Richard Malone without telling Malone at the start of the call that he would be recording him. How … [Read more...]

USA Today’s Insipid Article Claims Church Should Now Stalk Its Ex-Employees

Lindsay Schnell : USA Today : Sam Ruland

Where does one even begin to criticize a meandering, 6100-word article whose entire premise is so dumb and tiresome? If one were to believe Lindsay Schnell and Sam Ruland from USA Today, they spent a mindnumbing nine months only to learn … [Read more...]

**Double Standard Alert** Southern California Schools Paid $313 Million In Abuse Settlements In Past Seven Years, National Media Mum

school sex abuse

Just imagine: A pair of Catholic dioceses announce that they have paid out nearly one third of a billion – with a "b" – dollars for abuse claims not for allegations going back decades, but for incidents just in the … [Read more...]

Stalking Ex-Employees? AP Advances Dumb Premise In Search of a Storyline

Claudia Lauer : Associated Press : Meghan Hoyer

Imagine you work for an organization and that organization has a non-legal, ad hoc process whereby it decided whether you "could have" committed misconduct in your past. And if you were found "credibly accused" – … [Read more...]

*QUICK HITS* Two Falsely Accused Priests Fight Back and Win!

Rev. William Nolan : Rev. William Graham

We are happy to report two new developments in cases of falsely accused priests: 1. A jury in Wisconsin swiftly acquitted Rev. William Nolan after a 26-year-old accuser made the astonishing claim that Nolan had abused him well over a 100 … [Read more...]