MSNBC libels the pope
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TO ARMS! WDTPRSers! TO ARMS! MSNBC LIBELS THE POPE
CATEGORY: SESSIUNCULA — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf @ 2:40 pm
From The Catholic League:



March 30, 2010

MSNBC LIBELS THE POPE

Catholic League president Bill Donohue accuses MSNBC of libeling Pope Benedict XVI:

Go to the home page of MSNBC and click on "World News." From there click on "Americas." Next click on the article, "Losing Their Religion? Catholicism in Turmoil." Scroll down and in the "Click for Related Content" section there is an article entitled, "Pope Describes Touching Boys: I Went Too Far." Clicking on this piece takes the reader to an article about a homosexual German priest who had sex with males in the 1980s. It says absolutely nothing about the pope. Yet MSNBC paints Pope Benedict XVI as a child molester in the tease to the article.

A retraction, and a sincere apology, are in order. They should also investigate how this happened and who is responsible.

Contact NBC news president Steve Capus: steve.capus@nbc.com


It may be that, subsequent to the CL post, this has been "corrected".  [See the screenshot detail on this page, below.]

But is this adequate?  I don’t think so.

They seem to have changed the headline. 

But I think what they did was malicious.  Look at the other headlines.

Changing the headline was a start, but I think an apology is needed as well.

Even if they think that changing the headline should be the end of it, I suggest that it is not.

Contact NBC news president Steve Capus: steve.capus@nbc.com
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MSNBC libels the pope - by Magdalene - 03-30-2010, 07:24 PM
Re: MSNBC libels the pope - by Baskerville - 03-30-2010, 09:06 PM
Re: MSNBC libels the pope - by Petertherock - 03-31-2010, 12:28 AM



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