Wednesday, April 1, 2015
I know what you're thinking!
They finally fired Shea or one of the other bullies whose theology is off of the reservation.
Nope - they fired Pat Archibold.
Ok, most of us who know or knew others who either quit or were let go over the past five years or so are not really surprised.
Like the St. Patrick's Day Parade story they spun for the Knights, Catholic writers have privately been complaining of sneakiness and dishonesty for quite some time.
It's a spin machine that covers up internal corruption.
The bishop's puppets.
The Catholic media Code Red against whistleblowers.
Pat's post is here. Another post here.
It tells a similar story that I've heard from more than 1/2 dozen Catholics who formerly wrote for them.
They first edit out content that told both sides of the story. Most times without telling the author. They then move on to control content by complaining. They eventually stop using the author.
Pentin is next. I am surprised he didn't precede Pat.
Who could trust a newspaper that:
1. only tells the side of the story of people who are committing wrongdoing.
2. deliberately deletes factual information that discredits lies being told to cover up wrongdoing
3. deliberately conducts a smear campain against people who speak the truth.
It's the Hillary Clinton of the Catholic press.