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Maureen Dowd taken to task for inaccuracies, illogic

May 02, 2012

In Catholic World Report, Carl Olson takes up the arduous task of pointing out all the errors of fact, logic, and syntax in a piece by New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd excoriating the Vatican. Olson’s analysis is, by necessity, a lengthy critique, but his findings are neatly summarized in a single sentence:

She is, in sum, a female Dan Brown, but without the bestsellers or the movies.


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  • Posted by: Gerry H - May. 02, 2012 7:26 PM ET USA

    All the screed that 's fit to print, from the paper that brought you Jayson Blair. As Fr. Neuhaus observed, to the NY Times, the only good Catholic is a bad Catholic.

  • Posted by: msorensen71798 - May. 02, 2012 6:55 PM ET USA

    Another neat summary he used to describe Ms. Dowd's latest contribution: "an audacious lack of reason and intellectual integrity". She may have jumped the shark with this one. It is that bad.