August 29, 2018
As Twitchy reported earlier Tuesday, The New York Times served up a God-awful take on the Catholic Church’s pedophilia scandal; apparently, they decided this was a case of conservatives pouncing on a liberal pope.
An ideologically motivated opposition has weaponized the church’s sex abuse crisis to threaten not only Francis’ agenda but his entire papacy https://t.co/vksRUayIPN
— The New York Times (@nytimes) August 28, 2018
“The battle now is fueled by … conservative anger” … over child sexual abuse and the subsequent coverup? Yes, guilty as charged; conservatives are angry.
Not to be outdone, Reuters served up its own steaming hot “conservatives pounce” take:
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) August 28, 2018
— All these changes & still no edit button. Guh. (@daganash) August 28, 2018
So the media template on mass sexual abuse and coverups is set, and it’s “Conservatives Pounce!”https://t.co/OXRJIrUedv
— Will Collier (@willcollier) August 28, 2018
Those damn conservatives just oppose everything!
— Don’t Start (@nivlag2018) August 28, 2018
Those evil conservatives trying to root child sex abuse out of the Church. How dare they!
— Austin Dam (@AustinDam) August 28, 2018
When will these conservatives cease making war on [checks notes] a giant sex-crime cover-up? https://t.co/uKPVeODZRF
— Allahpundit (@allahpundit) August 28, 2018
Oh man, news editors sure love to use the word “conservatives” when talking about this story. I’d never thought I’d see the media rally around a pope accused of covering up child sexual abuse. Washing the feet of Spotted Owls clearly made an impact on them. https://t.co/qeeXqQEHWQ
— neontaster 🐉🎲🐺 (@neontaster) August 28, 2018
Those damn ideological…