Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Network newscasts ignored Catholic lawsuits against HHS mandate

Catholic World News - May 23, 2012

America’s 3 largest television network virtually ignored the lawsuits brought by 43 Catholic institutions against the contraceptive mandate, notes Brent Bozell of the Media Research Center.

Only one network—CBS—mentioned the suits in an evening news broadcast, and the story was given a mere 19 seconds of coverage. Bozell observes that the networks “all but spiked the largest legal action in history to defend our constitutionally protected religious freedom.”

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our July expenses ($18,851 to go):
$35,000.00 $16,149.29
54% 46%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 2 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: deegray4922 - May. 25, 2012 10:04 AM ET USA

    Sheeple, the Patriot Act, Big Brother, big business, monopolies, isolationism, and censored news. When the Nazis came for the communists, I remained silent; I was not a communist. When they locked up the social democrats, I remained silent; I was not a social democrat. When they came for the trade unionists, I did not speak out; I was not a trade unionist. When they came for the Jews, I remained silent; I wasn't a Jew. When they came for me, there was no one left to speak out. ~Martin Niemölle

  • Posted by: Sophia - May. 23, 2012 8:32 PM ET USA

    I noticed the same attitude in the Los Angeles Times, which mentioned that numerous suits have been filed, but made no headline mention of who filed them, or why. From the LAT, this is no surprise. Sophia

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

May God Bless our Readers! July 18
What's Wrong with the Pope's latest interview? July 15
What was wrong with the Pope's latest interview? A lot. July 15
Fool me once... July 14
Crowdfunding can change lives July 11

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Vatican issues working document for Synod of Bishops on the family CWN - June 26
New management, new changes coming for reformed Vatican bank CWN - July 8
Sweeping reforms to Vatican's media, financial operations CWN - July 9
‘Even Genghis Khan didn’t do this’: Mosul emptied of Christians CWN - July 21