Following the Script? Old Media Largely Ignores Indy Star’s Explosive Investigation of Child Sex Abuse in USA Gymnastics

Indy Star : Marisa Kwiatkowski : Tim Evans : Mark Alesia

The incidents uncovered in a series of reports in the Indianapolis Star are truly stomach-turning. USA Gymnastics officials repeatedly failed to report numerous instances of child sex abuse committed by coaches to law enforcement, and … [Read more...]

Keep Hope Alive: Boston Globe Misleads Readers About Annual Abuse Audit To Keep Old Story Line On Life Support

David Clohessy : Brian McGrory : Terry McKiernan

The Boston Globe simply will not give up. The newly released annual audit report by United States bishops about abuse in the Catholic Church amplifies the rampancy of false accusations, unprovable allegations against dead priests, dubious … [Read more...]

NY Times’ Dedicated Catholic Sex Abuse Reporter Claims She Does Other Things at the Times; We Tell You the Facts

Laurie Goodstein

Her gig may finally be up. It has now come to the point that every sentient being now agrees that Laurie Goodstein at the New York Times is something less than an objective reporter when it comes to reporting about decades-old episodes of … [Read more...]

Second Newsweek Blockbuster: Philly Abuse Accuser Who Sent Three Priests and Teacher To Prison Admits To False Abuse Claims and Making Up Stories

Ralph Cipriano : Philadelphia Catholic cases

During a confidential deposition over two full days in May and June 2014, Dan Gallagher – the Philadelphia native whose varying and preposterous tales of abuse as an altar boy in the late 1990s landed three Catholic priests and a … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]