Sunday, November 8, 2015

Sins of the Press: The Untold Story of The Boston Globe's Reporting on Sex Abuse in the Catholic Church

This book is a great read for anyone really interested in what the Catholic abuse scandal in Boston was really about. Intelligence may be defined as always keeping an open mind about everything and being driven by facts and not emotion.

If you're looking for an exoneration of the Catholic Church in Boston for the Abuse Scandal, you won't find it here. But it is good to see if there may have been some biases in the reporting.

This is the book that the Boston Globe does not want you to read.

SINS OF THE PRESS blows the lid off the Boston Globe's 2002 Pulitzer Prize-winning reporting about sex abuse and the Catholic Church.

While the Globe would want you believe that its paper's reporting was a carefully impartial chronicle of abuse and cover-ups by Church officials, this fast-paced, eye-opening, and meticulously researched book uncovers something entirely different.

Using actual images of headlines, photos, and editorial cartoons from the Globe archives, Sins of the Press exposes:
* How the Globe's reporting was only the culmination of a relentless, decades-long campaign against the Catholic Church for ideological reasons;
* How the Globe flagrantly misled its readers about the Church's response to abuse complaints;
* How the Globe has dismissed abuse and cover-ups in other institutions;
* How the Globe has routinely celebrated child molesters in its pages over the years;
* How the Globe frequently promoted an author who supported incest between fathers and daughters;
* How the Globe was flat-out erroneous in its reporting;
* How the Globe facilitated the foundation of the notorious gay pedophile group NAMBLA;
* The truth about Cardinal Law and his response to cases of abusive priests;