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hate speech, Rush, and the USCCB: clarification

By Diogenes ( articles ) | Oct 27, 2009

So it turns out that the US bishops' conference is not, after all, a part of the coalition that sent a petition to the FCC urging an investigation of "hate speech" by conservative radio talk-show hosts. 

Or to be more accurate, the USCCB is part of the So We Might See coalition, which sent that petition to the FCC, but the USCCB did not sign onto the petition. But the coalition-- of which the USCCB is a part-- told the world that the USCCB had signed onto the petition. 

We can therefore conclude:

  • There was a terrible misunderstanding, which will soon be clarified by public statements from the USCCB and the So We Might See coalition-- with the latter including an apology for its erroneous claim of USCCB support.


  • The So We Might See coalition double-crossed the USCCB, and the USCCB will soon pull out of the coalition.


  • The USCCB didn't actually sign the petition, but didn't object, either, since the goal of the petition is pretty much in line with the general purposes of the coalition. Of which the USCCB is a member. 

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