The June 22 "Today" show picked up on NewsBusters contributor and publicist Michael Chapman's post from two days earlier, "Robin Williams Slams Catholic Priests as Pedophiles, Spews Bigotry on NBC Tonight Show."
We've clipped the June 22 set-up piece by reporter David Gregory, as
well as Catholic League president Bill Donohue's opening remarks in the
discussion segment that followed.
Here's an excerpt from Chapman's entry:
Actor Robin Williams riffed on Catholic priests as pedophiles on NBC's
June 18 Tonight Show with Jay Leno, proving that anti-Catholic bigotry
is alive and well and condoned among Hollywood's elite, and apparently
among the liberal media as well. Williams essentially smeared all
priests, ignoring the fact that 81 percent of the victims in the
Catholic Church were males abused by priests and that more than 40
percent of these victims were males aged 11 to 14. The majority of the
victims, according to the official reports on the cases, involved
people who were past puberty, i.e., young teenagers.
show, Williams pretended to play a game where the pedophile is hidden
under a cap (hat tip to the Catholic League).