McCarrick: story the secular media don’t want to pursue?
Julia Duin, who worked for some years as the religion reporter for a secular newspaper, now wonders aloud why the mainstream media haven’t followed up obvious leads on the McCarrick scandal. The Catholic News Agency has found several priests to confirm that “everybody knew” about the former cardinal’s beach-house shenanigans, she observes; why haven’t the major urban dailies, with their enormous resources, done the same sort of follow-up?
I’m not sure whether it’s the lack of religion beat reporters or whether media just don’t want to tackle the gays-in-the-priesthood angle that’s the big elephant in the media living room right now, but I’m not seeing a ton of original reporting on McCarrick. Two large newspapers and some Catholic media are all that’s out there. Where’s USA Today? Where’s the Associated Press?
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