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Prize-winning reporter shows ‘reckless disregard for truth’ in series on priests’ children, analyst argues

September 04, 2017

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CWN Editor's Note: Boston Globe reporter Michael Rezendes won a Pulitzer Prize in 2002 for his involvement in the “Spotlight” series that tore open the sex-abuse scandal in the Catholic Church. But in a new “Spotlight” series, on children fathered by priests, Rezendes ignores some facts and invents others, argues Thomas Nash in this Catholic World Report critique. In fact Nash argues that in a television interview with CBS This Morning, Rezendes showed a “reckless disregard for the truth”—the standard for libel.

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