Last year Greta Van Suserten interviewed Sarah Palin. Both agreed that the mainstream media had become partners of the Obamanistas by covering up their dangerous derelictions of duty. I'll post the video and below that, I have some words for the Catholic mainstream media.
What these ladies said goes double for the Catholic mainstream media. By that, I mean the Catholic News Service (arm of the USCCB), all the diocesan media outlets (our own Catholic Standard leads the pack in mediocrity). I regret that I must add EWTN to that group; were Mother Angelica of decent health, I'm sure EWTN would never have devolved into a "church of nice" brown-nosing outfit.
I started this blog because the Catholic Standard would not address real issues facing Catholics. Most notably at the time, they wouldn't address the terrible disobedience to Canon 915 that was demonstrated by Cardinal McCarrick, then Archbishop of Washington. Until that time, the Standard at least had a "letters to the editor" section. At that time, the section was permanently discontinued.
Then, of course, there was the incident two Lents ago, at my own Church, when a priest at my parish actually obeyed Canon 915 and was promptly thrown under the bus for it. Remember Father Marcel Guarnizo? The incident made international news. Not one peep was mentioned in the Standard, nor was it mentioned in Our Parish Times, published by the Catholic Businessmen's Network. That is nothing short of dishonesty by omission, and a complete disregard for standards of journalism.
So if the "lamestream media" (to coin Palin's term) won't do their job, it's up to us -the laity to do it for them. Hence the existence of this blog and many others (some on the right tool bar). That is one of the points made in yesterday's Vortex. We need to be talking about these matters. We need to shine the light on cockroaches and to do so relentlessly. We are the Church Militant, not the Church Mellow nor the Church Milquetoast nor the Church Meelymouth.
Ora et labora!