How deep can anti-Catholic bigotry run in the mainstream press? Read on.
At Serviam I noticed this, in reference to the situation of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph and the embattled Bishop Robert Finn.
I’ve said previously that the [newspaper – Kansas City] Star had failed in its responsibility to accurately and fairly cover news concerning the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph and in particular, Bishop Finn. I’ve worked in the media. I’ve worked at the Star. I know bias exists and that it is allowed to skew coverage. But I never suspected it to be THIS bad. Now it seems that the Star has taken it to the next level. It seems to be so committed to its liberal, anti-Catholic agenda that it won’t even allow a paid ad on its pages presenting the facts that the Star has failed to report. The Catholic League offered $25,000 to the cash-strapped paper to run an ad. In spite of the fact that The Star routinely sells full page ads locally for less than $5000, they refused the Catholic League’s $25,000 ad. You can read the ad here.
Now the Star has failed two constituencies – the community and its shareholders who are bleeding money. The community can do little other than find other news sources. I imagine the McClatchy shareholders will be a little more vocal.
Go to The Catholic League here. Read and get a little angry.
It might be time for priests in KC to walk around the block where the Star is housed chanting the maledictory psalms and sprinkling holy water. Were they to use blessed salt, they might be hauled in.
Psalms 58 [I am not making this up. It’s really in the Psalter.]
To the choirmaster:
A Miktam of David, when Saul sent men to watch his house in order to kill him.
1 Do you indeed decree what is right, you gods? Do you judge the sons of men uprightly?
2 Nay, in your hearts you devise wrongs; your hands deal out violence on earth.
3 The wicked go astray from the womb, they err from their birth, speaking lies.
4 They have venom like the venom of a serpent, like the deaf adder that stops its ear,
5 so that it does not hear the voice of charmers or of the cunning enchanter.
6 O God, break the teeth in their mouths; tear out the fangs of the young lions, O LORD!
7 Let them vanish like water that runs away; like grass let them be trodden down and wither.
8 Let them be like the snail which dissolves into slime, like the untimely birth that never sees the sun.
9 Sooner than your pots can feel the heat of thorns, whether green or ablaze, may he sweep them away!
10 The righteous will rejoice when he sees the vengeance; he will bathe his feet in the blood of the wicked.
11 Men will say, “Surely there is a reward for the righteous; surely there is a God who judges on earth.”