Column: Earth Day Dunking on Humans
April 24th, 2020 6:53 AM
On the fiftieth anniversary of “Earth Day” -- something of an ecological feast day -- journalistic, philanthropic, and religious leaders echoed the spirit of the original celebration: The human race is a cancer on the planet. In the sternly reinforced quiet of stay-at-home orders, this Team Earth reveled in how the world was such a better, cleaner, calmer place when most humans couldn…
NYT Adores Pope’s Left-Wing Fight Vs. Capitalism, 'Ultraconservatives'
September 13th, 2019 10:20 AM
New York Times' Rome bureau chief Jason Horowitz travelled with Pope Francis on the pope’s recent round-trip to Africa. Horowitz’s previous reporting clearly shows his affection for the politically left-wing emphases of this pope, especially on migrant rights and the environment, and a mutual hostility to American critics. Under two datelines marked “Aboard The Papal Plane,…
Madonna: ‘Jesus Would Agree' Women Have Right to Abortion
June 21st, 2019 8:07 AM
Madonna is out with her first album in 4 years, which means it’s time for her to wear something ridiculous, like a sequined eye patch, and say outrageous things for publicity, like that Jesus would agree with abortion.
D'oh! CBS Claims Pope Francis 'Spoke Out Strongly in Favor of Abortion
January 29th, 2019 8:46 AM
On Monday's CBS This Morning, as Seth Doane reported live from Rome, the CBS reporter made a major flub as he actually stated that Pope Francis "spoke out strongly in favor of abortion" without catching his mistake. The misstatement went uncorrected as the anchors did not notice the error either.
NBC's Seth Meyers Staffer Trashes 'Homophobic' Pope for 'Hate Speech'
December 13th, 2018 10:56 PM
On Monday night’s Late Night with Seth Meyers on NBC, his staff writer Jenny Hagel uncorked a commentary attacking Pope Francis as a fountain of “hate speech.” In a new book-length interview titled The Strength of a Vocation, the Pope said the Catholic Church shouldn’t be scandalized by sexually active (and activist) homosexual priests. It’s not exactly a new stand…
'Homophobe' Pope Francis? Media Flip Out After Pontiff Criticism
December 4th, 2018 1:13 PM
Is the pope Catholic? Judging by the latest news out of Rome, this week the answer is yes. Predictably, it’s not playing well with his biggest fans in the secular media. Now that Francis has come out against active homosexual priests, media liberals are calling him a “homophobe” and lamenting that he’s not as “cool” as they once thought. Indeed, when lefties…
AP: ‘Lone’ Archbishop Accused the Pope
September 8th, 2018 6:43 PM
Remember when liberals in the media disdained everything about the Catholic Church? Simpler times. Then Pope Francis came along and muddied things. He talks about climate change, castigates capitalism and plays verbal footsie with lefty Catholic hobby-horse issues like divorce and gay acceptance. This Francis guy, they think, might be one of us.
WashPost Drops 30 'Conservative' Labels on Catholic Media vs. Francis
August 30th, 2018 11:49 PM
The Washington Post followed the example of The New York Times with a Thursday article that played up the role of conservative Catholics in the release of a former Vatican diplomat's recent "testimony" against Pope Francis. Michelle Boorstein emphasized that "conservative Catholic media outlets have become power players by conveying the anti-Francis point of view." She…
The Catholic Church Sex Abuse Scandal
August 30th, 2018 4:30 PM
Sexual scandals and inappropriate behavior are as old as the Bible. I give you (1 Corinthians 5:1) in which Paul writes: “It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that even pagans do not tolerate: A man is sleeping with his father's wife.” In more modern times, there have been sex scandals involving TV evangelists from Aimee Semple McPherson…
WashPost: ‘Conservative Catholic Media’ Trying to Take Down Pope
August 30th, 2018 3:27 PM
Fact: The Washington Post is anti-Trump. Scenario: a former Trump administration official writes an op-ed in the Post that contains an explosive accusation. When the press confronts Trump with allegation, he says “you have a sufficient journalistic ability to make a conclusion (Except Jim Acosta -- you’re fake news).” Then the White House goes silent on the issue, refusing…
NYT Mad That Conservative Catholics ‘Pounce’...Against Pedophilia?
August 29th, 2018 6:15 PM
The New York Times’ interest in the awful details of the emerging sexual abuse and pedophilia scandal in the Catholic Church took a dumbfounding, ideologically motivated turn, after a conservative cleric released a bombshell letter alleging a coverup of sexual assault aided by liberal Pope Francis. Jason Horowitz, Rome bureau chief, amazingly turned to attacking that whistleblower,…
AP, NY Times Target Whistleblower Bishop, 'Ultra-Conservative' Allies
August 28th, 2018 10:29 PM
The Associated Press and the New York Times both tried to spin a Catholic archbishop's recent exposé about the Church's sex abuse scandal as an ideological attack on Pope Francis from the right. AP's Nicole Winfield touted how Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano turned to "ultra-conservative media that have been highly critical of Francis' mercy-over-morals papacy." The Times…
Summer of 2018 Showcases Sharp Media Bias in Pope Francis Coverage
August 8th, 2018 3:28 PM
Most national and international media display an astounding degree of selective perception when covering remarks and actions by Pope Francis. The latest example is the overwhelmingly celebratory coverage of the Pope’s decision to revise the Catholic catechism to express across-the-board opposition to the death penalty.
NYT Converts to Strict Catholic Doctrine on Pope's Death Penalty Order
August 4th, 2018 4:44 PM
There was a recent outburst of respect for religion on two consecutive front pages of The New York Times, after Pope Francis changed the Catechism of the Catholic Church. The Times desperately desires to get religion out of politics when it comes to companies like Hobby Lobby that refuse on religious grounds to pay for birth control, eagerly embraces Christianity when it comes to leftist issues…