As Twitchy told you, the New York Times sent jaws crashing into floors with their “conservatives pounce” take on the Catholic Church sex abuse and pedophilia scandal.
Jason Horowitz, who wrote the piece, seemed more upset at conservative Catholic pushback against the Church’s inaction and complicity than at the systematic sexual abuse and exploitation of children.
And if you thought the Times couldn’t possibly look any worse, you thought wrong:
If you thought the @NYTimes digital headline was bad (“Vatican Power Struggle Bursts Into Open As Conservatives Pounce”) see the print one (“Francis Takes High Road As Conservatives Pounce, Taking Criticism Public”).
The “high road” being refusing questions on child sex abuse… pic.twitter.com/XlJjVu1LOj
— Jeremiah Stephan Dunleavy IV (@JerryDunleavy) August 29, 2018
holy cow that cannot possible be a real headline https://t.co/VBhwZIu7cY
— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) August 29, 2018
- 'Hell of a take'! Water main break leaves thousands in East Harlem without running water and NYT editorial board's Mara Gay knows exactly who's to blame
- British tea company is caught in a political firestorm without so much as making a comment - On the positive side, not just the US that is politically hysterical!
They actually said it:
— Elise Yost (@EliseYost) August 29, 2018
Shameful stuff, NYT. pic.twitter.com/NNwpemjCRz
— Tim Carney (@TPCarney) August 29, 2018
Their own projection ends up making them defend things like child rape and deportation of actual Nazis. https://t.co/dPzKuJzlYO
— Mo Mo (@molratty) August 29, 2018
If you were to create a parody NYT headline for the crisis in the Church, it would be "Conservatives pounce. . . . " But why waste time on creating parody when the real thing is self-parodic? https://t.co/ug2aiKrKde
— Sohrab Ahmari (@SohrabAhmari) August 29, 2018
Saving this to show to the next journalist who claims newspapers are unbiased. How did that headline get by any responsible copy editor?
— kerry dougherty (@kerrydougherty) August 29, 2018
The NYT shames itself here
— John Kass (@John_Kass) August 29, 2018
— Micky Solo (@solomicky2) August 29, 2018
Shameful or Shameless?
— Richard Samuelson (@Rickersam3) August 29, 2018
All of the above.