Friday, April 02, 2010

Good Friday—Times' Tone-Deaf Coverage Continues

The NY Times' war on the Holy Father continues unabated, but parties on all sides are chiming in in his defense. We're hearing from some interesting corners, as well. Logia: a Journal of Lutheran Theology has this article from John Stephenson. An article in yesterday's Pravda (!) joins in with the condemnation of the Times' shoddy coverage.

Even the New York Daily News is pointing out the flaws in the Times' coverage.

Cardinal Levada, the Holy Father's successor as prefect of the CDF, has given a length reply to the Times' charges, revealing them to show how they demonstrate no understanding of the situation, or at least no desire to present the facts of the case impartially.

Jimmy Akin has compiled details of the case of Fr. Murphy, many of the facts that have been distorted by the Times, as well as links to a piece by Fr. Thomas Brundage, the Judicial Vicar who handled the original case of Fr. Murphy for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. Apparently, the Times' never contacted him for details on the case.

Fr. Dwight Longenecker is calling for an email campaign aganst the Times. If you want to join in and voice your disgust with the Times' coverage, you can email Clark Hoyt at public@nytimes.com. I've also sent an email to the executive editor at executive-editor@nytimes.com. I would suggestion, though, that you read Fr. L's sensible guidelines before you fire away.
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