Columnist notes media double standard in coverage of Islam, abuse scandal
Catholic World News - September 17, 2010
Debra Saunders, a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle, notes the double standard in the media’s treatment of the Ground Zero mosque and priest abuse scandal stories.
“In 2002, after the priest-child sex abuse scandal erupted, an ABC News/Washington Post poll found that 52% of Americans-- including three in 10 Catholics-- expressed an unfavorable opinion of the Roman Catholic Church,” she writes. “Now I don't recall pundits referring to the majority of Americans as anti-Catholic bigots who are too stupid to know that most priests are not pedophiles.”
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