Media Disconnect in Covering Catholic Church Versus Public School Sex Abuse?

October 17th, 2005 5:51 PM

James O. Clifford, Sr., a retired reporter and editor with UPI and the Associated Press, has an interesting guest column, "Cardinal Law Was Looking For Media Sin In The Wrong Places," in this month's edition of the conservative Catholic magazine, New Oxford Review. Clifford argues that while the national media have rightfully reported aggressively on systemic abuses and coverups among the Catholic hierarchy regarding priestly sexual abuse of children, the media have played down similar concerns within the teaching profession about nationwide problems with student-teacher sexual misconduct in American public schools.

The article can be found teased here, featuring the first five paragraphs. There is a $1.50 charge for reading the full article.