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Posted on 03/31/2010 1:26:11 PM PDT by Salvation
"It doesn't seem right that the Catholic Church is spending Holy Week practicing the unholy art of spin," writes Maureen Dowd, in another of her toxic columns for the New York Times.
Well, Maureen, the Church wouldn't be answering charges this week if irresponsible journalists weren't making unsupported claims, and writing vile columns based on smirks and cheap shots. It's not "spin" when you try to clear the record after newspaper reports have muddied it. "Spin" is when you churn out opinions without basing them on facts. You'd know about that, wouldn't you, Maureen?
My son Joseph, writing for the American Spectator, notes that of the two New York Times assaults on the Pope -- one about the Milwaukee case, the other about the Munich case -- the Milwaukee case has been thoroughly debunked while the Munich case is now hanging by a thread. It's possible -- no longer probable, but still possible -- that there could be some justifiable criticism of the Pope for his handling of that Munich case. So real journalists (as opposed to calumny specialists) might want to continue prying into that story. Go for it, says Joseph:
Again, if the Times is on to something, the pope must be held accountable. But if not, the Times must be held similarly accountable for the damage it's done.
I'd make that deal. When all the facts are out, I'm betting that the Pope will be thoroughly exonerated. Then the Times should have the decency to print a front-page headline: "We Were Wrong." And Maureen Dowd should do the same. But I won't hold my breath waiting.
the New York Slimes has hated the Catholics for decades1
East coast Libs HATE the Catholics!Hate religion. Hate the Catholic Pro Life Movement. Hate responsible sexuality.Hate parochial schools.
this goes WAY back to their Commie roots!
holding the New York Times accountable
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Great rant! You said it for me! LOL!
the church is being attacked again!
and who better than the NYT... “Satan’s Messenger”!
I am so sick of the smarmy East Coast, agnostic angry Libs who haven’t changed their old SNL jokes about the church in 40 years!
I heard several Catholic spokesman today on the radio (EWTN) talk about how the Catholic Church is now the Safest place for kids and that other organizations are looking to the Catholic church and how they are handling this issue as a template for what they can do.
What’s that saying about war planes..if you are getting flak, you’re getting close.?
Have you read Cal Thomas column? His not so informed opinion of what the Church should do..or not do..
I didn’t like it!!
F@%K the New York Times.
Hugh Hewitt had a priest on his show tonight who was involved with the case of the now-deceased Lawrence Murphy, who molested all those deaf boys. He says he was quoted and the paper (I don’t think it was the Times though) just quoted a bunch of baloney. I think anyone who is a Christian needs to be very wary when any of Christ’s children are bashed. The Devil seems to be busier and busier these days.
Thank you for serving the truth by aggregating it!
That surprises me. Usually Cal Thomas has all the facts straight.
Ahhh! I just a collection fiend. LOL!
Priest on Laura Ingraham’s show said they are trying to destory the Pope.
He also said Fr. Murphy’s death ended the trial; they were never shut down.
“Have you read Cal Thomas column? His not so informed opinion of what the Church should do..or not do..
I didnt like it!!”
I was also surprised about Cal Thomas’ misinformation, so I sent him a polite, but blunt, email.
If anyone else wants to send him an email:
If I’m the only one who sends him an email, it might not mean much.
I sent an email...
Thanks for sending one.
Our job as FReepers, I believe, is to get the truth out, and not just to each other. FR is about activism.