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Hall of Shame - Media Organizations

by Catherine Frakas 08 Oct 2015

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ABC News (and most other media) Thursday, July 1th, 2010 ABC News, as does most other media, misrepresents Islam in their reporting. These news agencies present a whitewashed version of Islam that blatantly ignores the documentary evidence of Islam documents and Islamic theologians. The following video details the errors presented by ABC’s 20/20. The video is presented by David Wood from Answering Muslims: Read the rest of this entry » Tags: Posted in Media Organizations | No Comments »
Link TV Thursday, July 1th, 2010 Link TV, a television channel broadcasting to more than 31 million homes via satellite, aired on February 3, 2009 a three and a half minute video that mocks Catholicism. The video, Divine Food, depicts a Catholic priest teetering on the edge of madness who desecrates the Holy Eucharist, talks to statues, and refuses to say Mass. Independent Television Service (ITVS), which receives federal funding through the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, co-produced the video, which first aired last summer. Link TV’s willingness to air the offensive production correlates with the openly anti-Catholic agenda of its financial donors and supporters, including the Ford Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Wallace Global Fund, and George Soros’ Open Society Institute. For mocking the Catholic Church by airing this vile video, and for catering to the agenda of its notably anti-Catholic financial donors, Link TV earns a spot in our Hall of Shame. Read the rest of this entry » Tags: Posted in Media Organizations | No Comments »
Associated Press Thursday, July 1th, 2010 In this season of the Presidential election cycle and the fly in the works that is Sarah Palin, the Liberal press has reared its ugly and disingenuous head in ways that surely liberals themselves can see. The Hissy Fit is incredible and so obvious that anyone who cannot see this must be an idiot (I.Q. under 25). The Associated Press has joined the Hissy Fit to reveal their bigotry. When the Palin’s delayed the release of their tax returns until this Friday, the AP insinuated (emm, is that journalism), that the Palin’s had something to hide and thus wants to release their returns on a Friday when fewer people watch TV. Two weeks ago the Biden’s released their tax returns on a Friday and not one word from the Associated Press about any hidden agenda on the Biden’s part. The Associated Press is inducted into our Hall of Shame for demonstrating their bigotry and utter violation of all that is suppose to be Journalism. The Associated Press has shown themselves to be a yellow rag. The hypocrisy (and Hissy Fit) continues….. Read the rest of this entry » Tags: Posted in Media Organizations | No Comments »
KCCI-TV News-Des Moines Thursday, July 1th, 2010 KCCI-TV Channel 8, the CBS affiliate in Des Moines, Iowa. is supposedly ranked the top local Newscast in the United States. I am not sure what that means. I know that in at least one of the self-promos for the News Team the station broadcasts refer to the News Anchors as stars. Stars is a showbiz term not a journalism term. The sensational, the provocative, the controversial trumps truth and accurate news reporting. A most recent example was a report January 31, 2008 on KCCI-TV about wanted sex offenders who had not registered. A police official was interviewed who said the oft repeated lie that sex offenders have a very high recidivism. Here is the letter to KCCI on January 31st:
Dear Folks: I watched your sex offender story this evening. I noticed that you interviewed a gentleman who said that even with sex offender therapy that recidivism is high among sex offenders. This is patently untrue as study after study after study has shown for more than forty years. According to the U.S. Department of Justice Statistics* of those child molesters released in 1994 3.3 percent were re-arrested for another sex crime as opposed to 67.5 percent of criminals of other crimes. While sex offenders are more likely than non-sex offenders to commit another sex crime (which I am sure is true of other crimes too–a drug dealer is probably more likely than non-drug dealers to commit another drug offense), the Justice department says Sex offenders were less likely than non-sex offenders to be rearrested for any offense 43 percent of sex offenders versus 68 percent of non-sex offenders. Studies like this have been done periodically for nearly 40 years. Similar results have been found each time. While even one sex offender re-offending is one too many, it is a urban myth encouraged by uninformed law enforcement and fueled by the media that sex offenders have the highest recidivism and will almost certainly re-offend. It just simply is not true. As a news agency you have a responsibility to present new accurately and not allow interviewees to make erroneous statement unchallenged. *U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics. Criminal Offender Statistics, at (originally accessed March 31, 2004, re-accessed January 31, 2008 Please check these facts and do the research and report it accurately.
We have yet to receive a reply and as far as we know there has been no newscast to report the truth about sex offender recidivism. For unprofessionalism in journalism and ignoring the truth, allowing the public to believe these untruths, and failing to take responsibility for their actions and correct the breach of the virtue of truth we add KCCI-TV to our Hall of Shame. KCCI-TV 888 9th St. Des Moines, Iowa 50309 (515) 247-8888 KCCI-TV is owned by: Hearst-Argyle Television, Inc. 300 West 57th Street New York, NY 10019-3789 Tel: (212) 887-6800 Fax: (212) 887-6855 Contact Webform Read the rest of this entry » Tags: Posted in Media Organizations | No Comments »
Disney Thursday, July 1th, 2010 Disney makes our Hall of Shame due to its direct and indirect participation in many anti-Catholic events. Disney owns ABC, the network that airs the anti-Catholic show, The View.' And under its Miramax label in the past, Disney has given us such anti-Catholic movies as Priest, Dogma, Butcher Boy, 40 Days and 40 Nights, The Magdalene Sisters and Black Christmas. Disney also conducts a Homosexual Awareness week at its theme parks. These parks are primarily for children. What does this say to our youth? that homosexuality is just another way to live? Such direct promotion of perversion cannot be tolerated. Disney needs to be boycotted. Read the rest of this entry » Tags: Posted in Media Organizations | No Comments »
ABC’s The View Thursday, July 1th, 2010 from a Press Release by the Catholic League on Religious and Civil Rights… Dateline: May 31, 2007 THE VIEW'S CATHOLIC OBSESSION CONTINUES On ABC's The View today, Barbara Walters, Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and guest co-host Whoopi Goldberg criticized the actions of a Catholic priest in Wisconsin. Having learned that his volunteer organist/choir director was selling sex toys, the pastor advised the woman that the products she peddled were incompatible with Catholic teaching. When she refused to quit her sales job, the priest removed her from her volunteer position. During the discussion, Behar said, She is selling [the sex toys] to married couples, which the Catholic Church wants you to procreate. How do they think we have been doing it all these years? With sex toys, that's how. Goldberg asserted that the woman now can't get a spiritual advisor because she has a different way of doing things. Walters reinforced Goldberg's notion by asking, Why can't someone who is a hooker at night¦on Sunday go to whatever church or temple and try to get spiritual? Hasselbeck questioned the merit of probing into your private life in terms of how well you can do your job or keep your job. Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented on the episode today:
Here we go again. This is the fifteenth incident since September where The View' has revealed its overwhelming obsession with all things Catholic. The panelists' disregard for the truth is bad enoughfor instance, there is no report of the woman being denied spiritual advice, or even the sacraments, because of the nature of her jobbut what is especially appalling is the co-hosts' intrusion into the internal matters of the Church. Clergy of all religions make judgments about the moral propriety of their employees every day, without attracting any attention. Yet when a Catholic priest does it, the ladies of The View' launch into a sophomoric rant questioning his right to run his parish as he sees fit. It has only been a matter of days since The View's' leading bigot, Rosie O'Donnell, left the show. Yet the assault goes on. The co-hosts will use any excuse to rip into the Church, even if they have to play fast and loose with the facts to do so. Thus we see that the true culprit isn't Rosie, it is co-owner and co-producer Barbara Walters. She's the captain of this anti-Catholic ship.
The View has consistently proposed bigoted and slanderous rhetoric against the Catholic Church and against her ministers. Technically this is a form of blasphemy (emphasis is mine):
(CCC) 2148 Blasphemy is directly opposed to the second commandment. It consists in uttering against God – inwardly or outwardly – words of hatred, reproach, or defiance; in speaking ill of God; in failing in respect toward him in one’s speech; in misusing God’s name. St. James condemns those who blaspheme that honorable name [of Jesus] by which you are called. The prohibition of blasphemy extends to language against Christ’s Church, the saints, and sacred things. It is also blasphemous to make use of God’s name to cover up criminal practices, to reduce peoples to servitude, to torture persons or put them to death. The misuse of God’s name to commit a crime can provoke others to repudiate religion. Blasphemy is contrary to the respect due God and his holy name. It is in itself a grave sin.
The View and its talent are blasphemers and thus committing grave sin. Ultimately the responsibility for this blasphemous hate-mongering and bigoted TV show belongs to ABC. Contact ABC executive Anne Sweeney at 818-569-7700. ABC, Inc. 500 S. Buena Vista Street Burbank, CA 91521-4551 (818) 460-7477 Contact Barbara Walters, co-owner of THE VIEW Feedback to Audience Relations ~~these URLs are webforms. Be sure to copy your letter in notepad or by other means before clicking on the SUBMIT button. The ABC webform only 500 characters, so be brief and to the point. Here is this writer’s letter to Barbara Walters:
Dear Miss Walters: As co-owner and talent on THE VIEW, it is your responsibility to stop this bigoted attack upon the Catholic Church. This is way over the top and has become no different than watching KKK wizards talking about blacks. Stop it! Have the integrity and decency to stop it.
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