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 conservatives and their hell-bent opposition to…child sex abuse? Get the hell out of here with this. https://t.co/tCo2kujzDy
— James Hasson (@JamesHasson20) August 28, 2018
Darn those conservatives starting a war over the biggest sex abuse scandal the church has ever seen https://t.co/Sb93EodGxd
— 🍁 Whomst The Heck 🍁 (@GreggyBooBoo) August 28, 2018
Yeah, how dare those pesky conservatives get so worked up over a little pedophilia. https://t.co/Xpb9F5qilm
— Ryan Molnar (@Ryan_Molnar) August 28, 2018
So, the pope’s defenders fear conservatives are escalating a war more than they fear the terrible damage that’s been done to victims? Got it.
— Mary Strow (@marylanestrow) August 28, 2018
Yeah, b/c serious & corroborated accusations of foreknowledge of child sex abuse, reassigning & promoting predator priests, coverups & ensuing lies of all of this to protect these evil men are “conservatives escalating war.” FOH
— Antonio (@LoneStarTexian) August 28, 2018
Covering up rampant sex crimes is okay by you as long as he speaks out on climate change, right guys?
— What a Stupid Time to be Alive (@mrd125) August 28, 2018
Anyone NOT escalating a war in the church right now after the horrific abuse of children is insane.
— The Law (@TheLaw36) August 28, 2018
Notice the secular press puts everything in this scandal as "conservative escalate war" or "attack Pope" or "pounce" or "what are the real motives". We want accountability for f***ing pederasts and if you think that's somehow pouncing, you can go to hell with them. https://t.co/677cDN5oJz
— Vegetable Tycoon (@ARaised_Eyebrow) August 28, 2018
People say conservatives are too distrustful of the media, and that can be true.
Then there's the media attacking cons to cover-up a sex scandal with 1000s of victims because the Pope who allegedly enabled it is gonna tackle climate change or something. This is disgusting. pic.twitter.com/BkqGe56Wtq
— Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) August 28, 2018
Defending rampant child molestation to own the cons? Seems like a winner.
— zone of danger (@mr_bovine_jonie) August 28, 2018
'HOLY SH*T'! NYT rightfully SLAMMED for this GOD-AWFUL take on Catholic sex abuse scandal https://t.co/oPRszZpoA6
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 28, 2018