In her most recent column, Peggy Noonan argues that the MSM tried very hard NOT to report on the sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church. They were dragged kicking and screaming to the table, and they still get cold chills every time they run a story.
Peggy Noonan is simply wrong.
According to the Dept. of Education's own studies, the public schools produce victims at a rate 400 times higher in the course of ten years than the Catholic Church produced in 50 years.
If the news reporting were equitable across all lines, we would see 400 stories on public school sexual abuse for every one story we see on priest sexual abuse.
Similarly, the rates of sexual abuse among Protestant and Jewish denominations are also higher than that in the Catholic Church.
If the reporting were equal across all incidences, we would see two or three stories about other faith denominations' abuse for each Catholic priest story.
Finally, we must remember that child-marriage is not only NOT a sin in Islam, heterosexual pedophilia is considered a virtue, since the 50 year old man who consummates marriage with a nine-year old girl is simply emulating Mohammed.
Mohammed lived a sinless life, according to Muslim belief, so anyone who imitates him is living a virtuous life. Mohammed married Aisha when she was six and consummated the marriage when she was nine. He was 54. There is essentially NO reporting on this fact anywhere.
No one is calling for Islam to cleanse itself of the rot.
Peggy, how about a column about that?
But why not?
Aren't you and other news types willing to risk having your throat cut for criticizing Mohammed?
So, let's sum up a little more accurately than Peggy was able to do.
The MSM reporters went after the Catholic Church almost exclusively and certainly out of all proportion to the actual amount of abuse that occurred within the Church.
It ignored (in order of abusive importance) Jews, Protestants, secular public schools and Islam.
Noonan's attempt at MSM apologetics is simply pathetic.
Yes, the abuse happened, but no, the reporters didn't try to avoid attacking the Church.
They reveled in it, the focused on it, they intend to take the Church down.
The crescendo is designed to reach its peak during Holy Week.
End of story.
Peggy Noonan is either an idiot or a liar.
I've lost all respect for her.