The New York Times, in an article that was published on Monday, accused conservatives of trying to use the Vatican child sex abuse scandal to advance their own agenda.
The piece was titled, “Vatican Power Struggle Bursts Into Open as Conservatives Pounce,” and was written by Jason Horowitz.
You *must* be joking, @nytimes. This paper’s obvious bias and total disregard for the facts somehow never cease to astonish me.
The most recent flare up in this controversy occurred earlier this week, when Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, a former top Vatican diplomat to the U.S., released a letter accusing Pope Francis of covering up Cardinal McCarrick’s abuses while also taking his counsel on appointing bishops. (RELATED: Former Vatican Diplomat Accuses Pope Francis Of Complicity in Covering Up McCarrick’s Abuses, Calls For His Resignation)
According to the article, conservatives are using the letter and the scandal to push for a stronger condemnation of homosexuality from the Catholic Church.
The article said, “An ideologically motivated opposition has weaponized the church’s sex abuse crisis to threaten not only Francis’ agenda but his entire papacy.”
It went on to say, “At the Conference of Catholic Families, a rival, conservative event to the Vatican’s World Meeting of Families in Dublin this past weekend, organizers found the pope’s recent condemnation of abuse unsatisfactory because he did not call out homosexuality. That, they say, has turned seminaries into ‘cesspits.’”
In recent months, critics have been quick to claim “conservatives pounce” on a number of occasions — they “pounced” with regard to fact-checking rising Democratic Socialist star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:
This is a long version of “CONSERVATIVES POUNCE” since of course only right leaning media will hold a Democrat rising star to account
Fair-minded @cjane87 explainer on the conservative media’s obsession with @Ocasio2018
“Conservatives pounce on left-wing elevation of Democratic Socialist”
Is the “right-wing obsession” not just a natural reaction to the anointing of AOC by the left? We didn’t declare her the next Rising Star and Future of the Democratic Party.
(RELATED: NYT: Trump ‘Seizes’ On Mollie Tibbetts Murder) And they “pounced” again in the case of the soft-soap treatment of New York Times Editorial Board’s most recent hire, Sarah Jeong:
Conservatives pounce on journalist who was just making fun.
An Asian American woman’s tweets ignite a debate: Is it okay to make fun of white people online?
That sound you hear is a bunch of left-wing activists masquerading as journalists feverishly writing a bunch of breathless “Conservatives pounce on NYT” stories to help distract from the paper’s racist new hire.