Question by curious tom: why are other church abuse cases NOT reported with the same zeal as the Catholic scandals from YEARS ago?
FOX news claims to be fair and balanced, MSNBC claims they report the news, Yet it appears no major network is reporting and now the attacts on the Pope and the Catholics appears to be nothing more than Catholic bashing now. Sex, Physical, and Mental Abuse is never right and the Catholic Church had as much admitted that. But what about the other organizations, private and public, schools and detention facilities. etc.
Answer by imacatholic2
In his column detailing the Media’s feeding frenzy on the Catholic Church, George Weigel states:
For the narrative that has been constructed is often less about the protection of the young (for whom the Catholic Church is, by empirical measure, the safest environment for young people in America today) than it is about taking the Church down—and, eventually, out, both financially and as a credible voice in the public debate over public policy. For if the Church is a global criminal conspiracy of sexual abusers and their protectors, then the Catholic Church has no claim to a place at the table of public moral argument.
Here is an “On Faith” column from the Washington Post entitled “Media decides, then reports”: http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/guestvoices/2010/04/media_decides_then_reports.html
Here is Father Thomas Brundage’s account (he was the judge) of the trial of Father Lawrence Murphy and the misreporting of the media: http://catholicanchor.org/wordpress/?p=601
With love in Christ.
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