Bill O'Reilly doesn't like the mainstream media because of perceived liberal bias. (Oh, the irony!) And like so many in the right wing, he never wastes an opportunity to bash it. Such was the case, last night, when devout Catholic Bill, after claiming that he's not an apologist for the Catholic Church, proceeded to attack the mainstream media for how they covered the Pope's resignation. Il Papa Bill was joined by fellow Catholic, Sister Mary Laura Ingraham who helped him turn reality into a holy whinefest complete with Bill's not so papal bull. And ya know what's behind this media bias? Abortion worship! Bet ya didn't know that!!!
Bill cited his past criticism of Catholic bishops who enabled clergy pedophilia in order to prove that he's not an "apologist" for the Catholic Church. After stating that there is, however, a difference between Catholic theology and those who run the church, he pontificated, as Bill O'Reilly fact, there "is no question that the anti-religious media which is substantial is using the pope story to marginalize the Church." (IMHO, the Church is doing a good job on its own!)
Bill played an ABC video in which the narrator said that the Benedict's papacy would be remembered for his scandals which cost billions to settle and how the pope "tried to hold back the forces of modernity by refusing to expand the role of women." (True that - as stated by some prominent Catholic nuns) Video of Dave Letterman, joking about the pope's neck problem for "looking the other way," was shown. (True that) Video of Colbert (a comedian), joking about the pope's celibacy, was played.
Bill introduced his Catholic "convert" guest Laura Ingraham. She said, yes, before Bill finished asking "if the media is using the pope's departure to batter the whole thing." Ingraham whined that the Church is still paying for "grievous sins" committed 20 to 30 years ago. (The sexual abuse case which Kansas City Bishop Finn ignored and which got him a criminal conviction occurred in 2010). After whining that schools have been shut down "long after" statutes of limitation ran out, she noted that the abuse was "reprehensible and heartbreaking." She then whined about the "tee-hees" and "unitary coverage" of sexual abuse when the "Pope's legacy" has been his stalwartness in demanding abuses be examined. (The criticism is that he merely apologized rather than discipline any of the bishops.) She cited, as an example, his dealings with the Legion of Christ, Fox's Fr. Morris' former order.
Ingraham claimed that the media doesn't like Catholic doctrine and that's fine even though "we want you to be Catholic." (WTF?) She criticized the media for not pointing out the good done by the Catholic Church when, of course, the issue at hand is Benedict's papacy. Bill, who never wastes an opportunity to engage in anti-abortion activism, made the bizarre claim that the coverage is "abortion driven" because "the American media in general worships at the altar of reproductive rights." He continued to bray that the Pope is criticized because the Catholic Church is "the primary driver against abortion."
He whined that if there hadn't been a pedophilia scandal, the press wouldn't have the "high moral ground." Bill pronounced that while there was real damage to children, "the Catholic Church has lost moral authority" (Ya Think!) "and there isn't anything to take its place...and that is what the secular press has seized upon." Ingraham affirmed Bill's crazy talk with her comment that the press "disagrees with the doctrine of the Catholic Church;" but that "enormous good is done" and that if it went away, poor sick people would need care. (You mean those who want free stuff?) She warned "be careful what you wish for."
In focusing on Catholic victimization, this piece was classic Fox News which specializes in promoting phony victimhood for groups that are very powerful; but in the alternate reality of Fox are portrayed as persecuted. The Catholic Church is one of the top funded American lobby groups. In the last election, they certainly had a "bully pulpit" against the president. It is an all male organization that has been, from its inception, a hierarchal and exclusive political entity - as well as religious. In addition to the pedophilia, there continue to be other Vatican scandals which, according to O'Reilly, shouldn't be mentioned. But who knew that the evil, librul media worships abortion? Holy shit?
If you ask me he is very close to having a nervous breakdown.
Yup. My 1854 printing of ""Cyclopedia Of Missions" refers to Catholics as “Romanists, … superstitious and spiritually enslaved”. It highlights Protestants as “enlightened and free.” p.216
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