What’s up at Fishwrap these days?

Sometimes I forget for days at a time that the stinky Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter) even exists. Happy days, those.  Then something comes into view, like road-kill, and I go to look at it.

This week we learn that …

AOC is the future of the Catholic Church. Be comforted.  This is from the always-wrong Heidi Schlumpf.

Also, Madame Defarge, Tricoteuse of the New catholic Red Guard, is still freaking out about Archbishop Viganò, who apparently is living inside the casement above un-severed Madame’s neck.

Heidi has simply accepted what I suppose is either a lie or really bad mistake on the part of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, namely that Rep. Ted Yoho of Florida called her something I’d rather not write. AOC had a blatantly cynical, political spittle-flecked nutty on the floor of the House which Heidi thinks was packed with “Catholic values”. I’m unsure how rash judgment and then defaming another person in public in the way she did reflects Catholic values. Again, I think that AOC, seeing a chance to make some political hay while her seat is being challenged, made this up so she could make some hay from it. Heidi wants to believe AOC uncritically because, after all: Rep. Yoho, “describes himself as “pro-life” and has received an “A” rating from the anti-abortion Susan B. Anthony List, which notes that he “has voted consistently to protect the lives of the unborn” and “defended the Trump administration’s pro-life regulatory efforts from pro-abortion attacks to prohibit their implementation.” He also has received an “A” rating from the National Rifle Association.” Morever, AOC is “a member of the Democratic Socialists of America” and “a young Latina”. That settles it.

Defarge (Michael Sean Winters), who once wrote – I am not making this up – that he wants to watch conservatives be killed, guillotined (HERE) is still grinding away at Archbp. Viganò’s “Testimony”.  It was was released two years ago. Yes, Viganò has issued other things since then. Defarge leads with the fact that the two-year old testimony coincided with Francis’ visit to Ireland and it “was designed to gain maximum exposure”. That from a guy who has a column which he would like to see maximally exposed. I’m helping him out. Of course people write things and released them publicly with a view that very few people will read them. Right?

Defarge is deeply concerned that Viganò violated canon law. This may be a first for someone who writes for the Fishwrap.  He is concerned that there is “schism in the air”. He wasn’t so concerned when John Paul II and Benedict XVI were in charge and his lot repeatedly scorned them and violated all manner of ecclesial laws.  And the very publication he writes for is guilty of scorning and violating ecclesial law by retaining “Catholic” in their title against the express command of the Bishop of Kansas City-St. Joseph.

Defarge’s attitude is on display in his vocabulary: “profoundly disturbed… spewing… skunk…”. At least he has moved on from “venomous“. Here’s a choice bit at the end: “It is an awful thing to look at another human being and speculate about whether they are mentally disturbed or simply evil, but Viganò’s behavior has invited the question.”   Yes, it is an awful thing.  And there Winters does exactly that awful thing, not privately, but for all to see.

I’m reminded of…

RULE 13. “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions.

Defarge notes that some of the people he says he wants to watch die (conservatives) have recently criticized Viganò’s latest comments.   Like a good little aspirant to the New catholic Red Guards, he used the opportunity to snitch on people who haven’t adequately denounced Viganò.  Namely Raymond Arroyo, Robert Royal and Fr. Gerry Murray, all three of whom I am happy to call good friends.  They need to be hauled to their “struggle sessions” before they get the razor.

Defarge concludes:

“It is time for those bishops who testified to his integrity to speak up now and distance themselves from him, and to do so as publicly as they once attested to his character. … Who stands with Viganò still? And who with Pope Francis?”

For those of you who are perhaps young or have less knowledge of the Cultural Revolution which so inspires the New catholic Red Guards, a “struggle session“:

The aim of a struggle session was to shape public opinion and humiliate, persecute, or execute political rivals and those deemed class enemies…. In general, the victim of a struggle session was forced to admit various crimes before a crowd of people who would verbally and physically abuse the victim until he or she confessed.

Fishwrap, ladies and gentlemen.

UPDATE 31 July:

Please, NY-14, I implore you.  Vote for an expired Metro card before of this one!

UPDATE 1 August:

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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  1. Titus says:

    I wish people would check to see if acronyms are taken before assigning them to new individuals or concepts. “AOC” is spoken for twice over: Administrative Office of the Courts and, more importantly, Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée.

    There simply is not room in the acronym for some Congressman.

  2. Kathleen10 says:

    Absolutely not, BCinAZ. He is pointing out egregious words and behavior on the part of someone who is a public type of figure and who has a megaphone, and is using it to cast doubts about the spiritual nature or mental health of an important Catholic archbishop, one who has the temerity to be faithful to the actual Church and what she teaches. Not only that, but Winters is using tactics that have historically been used as fascist hammers against people with whom they disagree, the people they want to see destroyed. Winters has the boldness to say he is looking forward to seeing people with whom he disagrees guillotined. That’s indefensible. He’s odious to say it. It reveals a dark mindset and soul.
    Naturally he hates Archbishop Vigano. People under a dark influence respond especially sharply when they encounter people who love God, or things that are holy, good, and pure. They can’t stand that it exists, they wish to silence it, censor it, get rid of it. If somebody sprinkled holy water on such a person they’d probably fly out the window.

  3. JustaSinner says:

    So a woman that PROUDLY supports infanticide is the new face of the Catholic Church. Stinkwrap at its best!

  4. crownvic says:

    I wouldn’t dishonor a dead fish by wrapping it in this rag.

  5. teomatteo says:

    I’ll tell ‘ya what those writers need is to start following the ‘Tour’ from Nice. (and i do stress ‘nice’)

  6. FrJohnDowney says:

    AOC is nothing like a Catholic in any way. The National Fishwrap Reporter is once again pumping out bilge from its imitation “Bark of Peter” which is really a Garbage Trawler.

  7. Prayerful says:

    I honestly suspect many in the Vatican agree. Francis always has time to meet the atheist lady mayoress of Madrid or give ambiguous interviews to another atheist, the editor Scalfari, founder of La Repubblica. His almoner gets a building reconnected to electricity to the cost of Rome’s municipal author. Supposedly he was to pay, but instead the city is stuck with the bill.

    Concerning the Fishwrap stuff, the AOC article is no surprise. Nor is Sean Michael Winter’s abusive article on Abp Viganó. Play the ball, not the man, is somewhat that journalist doesn’t agree with. I wouldn’t wrap fish in it, maybe if I was caught short at the lavatory.

  8. bourgja says:

    I went back to read the original 2018 story and comments on “la Tricoteuse,” and found this prophetic statement from “chantgirl”: “The Left respects neither the law of God or the law of the land, and has no moral code except for “the end justifies the means in order to consolidate power”, so we should not be surprised if they descend into violence at some point. We are already seeing elected officials (Maxine Waters) inciting a mob which has been seething since the election, and we are seeing the media excuse and justify the lawless actions of groups like Black Lives Matter. Cities are allowing liberal protesters to go way beyond exercising their first amendment rights, and turn a blind eye to them breaking laws, destroying property, harassing people, and shutting down highways.”

  9. Semper Gumby says:

    The title of AOC’s first papal document, written at “Gardening is Magic,” a chic New York bistro, while under the influence of a bottle of crisp yet offensive Chateau Rousseau and a pack of Gitanes: “Écrasez l’infâme!”

    bourgja: Excellent sleuthing.

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