Rebuttal to movie “spotlight”: Sins of the Press

Rebuttal to movie “spotlight”: Sins of the Press

Posted by TTC (The Tenth Crusade)
11/11/15

Several weeks back, the Boston Globe and a handful of folks in the Chancery were all in atwitter-and-atwatter about the movie ‘spotlight’ which was marketed as ‘a true story’ of the Boston Globe ‘investigation’ into the sexually active ephebophiles in the 1960s and 70s.

I haven’t seen the movie, nor do I know anyone who has, but I’m skeptical they honestly reported the genesis of the investigation was Richard McBrien, Walter Cuenin and a group of priests and lay people interested in overthrowing the structure of the Roman Catholic Church with a blueprint that is oddly identical to that of Pope Francis.

Cardinal O’Malley issued a statement that he couldn’t wait to rush to the theater to see a movie about catastrophic corruption in the Church. Rather peculiar for a man who expressed his disinterest in the movie The Passion of the Christ.

Funny how he doesn’t respond to our letters documenting spiritual abuse but will rush out to see a movie about how ignoring complaints once took a big chunk out of their backsides.

Aside from journalists, Cardinal O’Malley and a few handful of seniors from ‘voice of the faithful’, I couldn’t imagine who would be interested in playing audience to another round of flogging the Corpus of Christ. After ten thousand apologies and eight years, malcontents continued to advance with malice and vengeance. Eventually, everyone realized these people had an antiCatholic agenda.

Most people eventually came to realize priests were being maliciously targeted. Many knew falsely-accused priests and saw their horrific treatment. We all watched as every vulture with a heretical agendas surfaced to advance their causes.

Dave Pierre did an excellent job in putting the history together in a book called Sins of the Press which I highly recommend. It’s a great rebuttal.

The movie Spotlight was released on November 6th. It has piddled, grossing only $295 thousand opening week. As a comparison, Jurrasic World grossed $524.5 million opening week.

It appears to have broken a record for the lowest grossing movie in film history, beating “The BIG Balloon Adventure” which grossed $444 thousand in its opening week.

Not on the radar of the people in the pews.

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4 comments on “Rebuttal to movie “spotlight”: Sins of the Press

  1. Sins of the Press: The Untold Story of The Boston Globe’s Reporting on Sex Abuse in the Catholic Church – Spotlight Boston Globe movie exposed and debunked
    OCTOBER 26, 2015 BY THEMEDIAREPORT.COM

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    Hollywood unleashes big guns Mark Ruffalo (l) and Michael Keaton (r) against the Catholic Church

    This is the book that Hollywood and the Boston Globe do not want you to read.

    On the eve of the Hollywood release of the new movie Spotlight – starring Hollywood heavyweights Michael Keaton and Mark Ruffalo – which purports to dramatize the Boston Globe’s 2002 Pulitzer Prize-winning reporting on sex abuse and the Catholic Church, SINS OF THE PRESS sets the record straight on the Globe’s reporting, its unabashed history of animus toward the Catholic Church, and its past indifference to sex abuse.

    Thoroughly researched and meticulously documented, 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;

    ~and much more.

  2. Fact Checker: Mainstream Media Promotes Hollywood’s ‘Spotlight’ Movie and the Boston Globe’s Dishonest Reporting – Spotlight Boston Globe movie exposed and debunked

    NOVEMBER 10, 2015 BY THEMEDIAREPORT.COM

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    The book that the Boston Globe does not want you to read

    While Hollywood and the Boston Globe would want you to believe that the new movie Spotlight is an impartial dramatization of the paper’s 2002 reporting on sex abuse in the Catholic Church in Boston, the truth is something else entirely.

    As Spotlight slowly makes its way to theaters across the country, mainstream media movie reviewers are grossly distorting the truth about the Catholic Church sex abuse story.

    For example:

    “The Spotlight team found that those in power knew about the abuse. That included the head of the Boston Archdiocese, Cardinal Bernard Law, who continued the pattern of moving Father John Geoghan from parish to parish despite his history of serially molesting boys.” (WBUR, 9/4/15)

    Not even close. The mainstream media won’t tell you this, but the Boston Globe’s reporting routinely minimized the critical role that secular psychologists played in the entire Catholic Church abuse scandal. Time after time, trained “expert” psychologists around the country repeatedly insisted to Church leaders that abusive priests were fit to return to ministry after receiving “treatment” under their care.

    Indeed, one of the leading experts in the country recommended to the Archdiocese of Boston in both 1989 and 1990 that – despite Geoghan’s two-decade record of abuse – it was both “reasonable and therapeutic” to return Geoghan to active pastoral ministry including work “with children.”

    The Globe’s rank hypocrisy

    And it is not as if the Globe could plead ignorance to the fact that the Church had for years been sending abusive priests to therapy and then returning them to ministry on the advice of prominent and credentialed doctors. As we reported earlier this year, back in 1992 – a full decade before the Globe unleashed its reporters against the Church – the Globe itself was enthusiastically promoting in its pages the psychological treatment of sex offenders ‐ including priests – as “highly effective” and “dramatic.”

    The Globe knew that the Church’s practice of sending abusive priests off to treatment was not just some diabolical attempt to deflect responsibility and cover-up wrongdoing, but a genuine attempt to treat aberrant priests that was based on the best secular scientific advice of the day.

    Yet a mere ten years later, in 2002, the Globe acted in mock horror that the Church had employed such treatments. It bludgeoned the Church for doing in 1992 exactly what the Globe itself said it should be doing. The hypocrisy is off the charts.

    The Church’s secrecy that wasn’t

    Another example:

    “‘As soon as we discovered that the church had made secret payments to victims of other priests – which one of the attorneys referred to as hush money – we began to realize that of course the church did know, that it had to know, and that its sole interest wasn’t in the children,’ [ex-Boston Globe editor] Walter Robinson said, ‘it was in keeping the story quiet’.” (WBUR, 9/4/15)

    While Hollywood and the Globe would want you to believe that the Catholic Church demanded secrecy from victims when doling out settlements, the truth is that it was the other way around: It was the victims who had demanded secrecy from the Church.

    How do we know this? For starters, even the Globe itself has finally admitted this.
    In an article on Monday June 3, 2002, the Boston Globe buried this crucial admission from Boston contingency lawyer Mitchell Garabedian: “Garabedian said he harbors no regrets about the settlements he negotiated in secrecy, often at his clients’ insistence. ‘They were embarrassed, and many victims thought they were the only ones,’ he said.”

    In other words, Robinson’s claim is simply bogus.

    Just the tip of the iceberg

    As a movie, Spotlight appears to resemble The Wizard of Oz more than anything factual.
    Suffice it to say that the Boston Globe’ dishonest and biased reporting could fill a book, and that book is Sins of the Press: The Untold Story of The Boston Globe’s Reporting on Sex Abuse in the Catholic Church.

    Thoroughly detailed and footnoted, the fast-paced Sins of the Press will change your mind about the Boston Globe and its lauded reporting on the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal.

    • I’ll try to restrain myself. (Deep breath.)

      The mainstream media won’t tell you this, but the Boston Globe’s reporting routinely minimized the critical role that secular psychologists played in the entire Catholic Church abuse scandal. Time after time, trained “expert” psychologists around the country repeatedly insisted to Church leaders that abusive priests were fit to return to ministry after receiving “treatment” under their care.

      Indeed, one of the leading experts in the country recommended to the Archdiocese of Boston in both 1989 and 1990 that – despite Geoghan’s two-decade record of abuse – it was both “reasonable and therapeutic” to return Geoghan to active pastoral ministry including work “with children.”


      These @#!*& apologists for Cardinal Law and his ilk make me very angry. The deferral to “expert psychologists” is part of the whole ruse! Of course Bernie got some expert to say pederast Geoghan was ready to be around boys again. That gives everyone plausible deniability, and the David Pierre’s of the world can write this kind of obfuscatory tripe.

      Law should be in jail. At the very least, he should have been defrocked and shamed into exile. This was as deliberate as the day is long because any sane man who has the faith and cares for the safety and purity of children will NEVER LET A PEDERAST AROUND A CHILD! It’s so simple, even a cardinal could understand it. But Bernie molested the kids anyway.

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