Friday, 23 April 2010

Cath News watch...

And just to continue my point about Cath News' unhelpful skewing of the news, today we get:
  • Fr Frank Brennan's piece in the SMH lamenting the decision not to proceed with a Human Rights Charter given pride of place - following up an earlier reporting of the original decision.  But where is the coverage of those welcoming the decision, not least one of the main opponents, Cardinal Pell? 
  • even worse, a piece from a German magazine suggesting the Vicar General of Munich was pressured into being the fallguy for the Pope - without any reference to Fr Gruber's firm denials of this claim;
  • a bizarre and obscure story about a failed carbon offsets scheme that left the Vatican in the lurch with a classic cathnews headline spin of the 'The Vatican forest that wouldn't grow' (typically, the Cath News extract doesn't bother to mention that the Vatican is actually considering suing those involved....)

2 comments:

Louise said...

The media! Bunch of Ideologues!

Terra said...

Yes, the media are a bunch of ideologues - but why does cathnews, funded by the Bishops Conference, perpetuate the problem instead of being part of the solution!