Skip to comments.FOX News has a problem (Fox shabby reporting and maligning of conservative Christians)
Posted on 02/20/2004 9:05:05 AM PST by AAABEST
Headline via FOXNEWS: "Mel Gibson: $5 Mil to Fringe Church."
LINK to Friedman article (Screenshot included below in case HTML of original is changed)
Fox seems to have a problem.
Maybe their problem stems from passing up the opportunity of a lifetime when given the chance to distribute one of the biggest blockbusters to come along in a long time ( possibly a lifetime) due to their preference of praying at the altar of political correctness.
Maybe their problem stems from becoming more and more like the media that many of their viewers have run from due to liberalism and shoddy reporting. CNN, the alphabet networks and the New York Times come to mind.
Whatever their problem is, there is no question that they have one. They have a problem with traditional Catholicism, they have a problem with "The Passion" (Passion Bashin') and they have a problem with half-baked reporting from Roger Friedman.
Why is it that there is a quirk in the media where nearly all denigration of religion is completely off limits, except of course the denigration of conservative Christianity or conservative Christians? We expect this behavior from the old-time dinosaur networks (who are in the process of being strangled by fiber optics, rendering them obsolete), but not the "alternative" known as Fox.
Roger Friedman, who has already been exposed as a perfect example of a shoddy reporter with an agenda by William Donahue of the Catholic league seems to not have had enough of instigating ill-will within the "fair and balanced" family. As if it wasn't bad enough that his previous inflammatory article where he outrageously and falsely accused the distributors of "The Passion" of avoiding Jewish neighborhood theaters (a claim totally debunked in the Donahue article), he now has the nerve to call Gibson's church "fringe" while at the same time labeling the millions of Catholics who practice pre-Vatican II customs such as fasting, catechism, Latin mass and Eucharistic practices "antiquated".
Sorry Mr. Friedman, but we've been adhering to these "antiquated" practices for centuries and millions of us will continue to do so, despite the silly and transparent Jihad against us.
Whether you're a traditional Catholic or a conservative Christian, Fox should be warned that if they choose to follow along the same path as their liberal and less-than-reliable counterparts they too can be turned off. All it takes anymore is a the simple click of a button.
For a click-able or cut-and-paste ready list of Fox email addresses go here and scroll down.
I think most Traditionalist Catholics accept Vatican II as a legitimate Council, but accept it in the light of tradition, as Pope Paul VI and Pope John Paul II said it must be interpreted. The texts of the Second Vatican Council are pastoral in nature and not ex cathedra statements, and any ambiguities in them(and there are a few ambigious passages that have been twisted to fit a modernist interpretation) have to be interpreted in light of all of Sacred Scripture, Tradition and the other Councils, not vice versa.
Whenever a liberal Catholic sneers at a pre-Vatican II practice with the condescending words, "That's pre-Vatican II!", I reply with, "So was Jesus".