NPR Posts Bogus Headline To Attack Catholic Church


Dave Pierre

I came across the following alarming headline from National Public Radio (NPR) when searching in Google the other day:

“Catholic Church Still Hiding Sexual Predators?”

Wow. That is a provocative and disturbing headline, indeed. The thought that the Church is “still hiding sexual predators” in 2012 is very troubling. I wanted to see what this was all about.

Well, I listened to the accompanying audio and read the transcript. It turns out the headline was – well – bogus.

The piece is simply an interview with Boston Globe reporter Michael Rezendes, in which he and the NPR host (Michel Martin) reflect on the ten years since the Globe’s extensive 2002 coverage of the scandals.

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