On August 8, Catholic League president William Donohue registered a complaint with Jim Murphy, executive producer of CBS Evening News, regarding a CBS report that sought to tie the sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church to a 1962 Vatican document. On August 11, Murphy responded to Donohue. Below is the text of Donohue’s letter that is being delivered to Murphy today:
Dear Mr. Murphy:
It is obvious from your letter of August 11 that you are comfortable with the job Vince Gonzales et al. did in their report on the 1962 Vatican document. I find this astonishing.
“For decades, priests in this country abused children in parish after parish while their superiors covered it all up. Now it turns out the orders for this cover up were written in Rome at the highest levels of the Vatican.” That is the way CBSNEWS.com opened its story on August 6. It is a total lie. Nothing in the document even comes close to demonstrating the validity of this scurrilous charge.
If Vince Gonzales et al. worked for me, I’d fire them.
William A. Donohue, Ph.D.
P.S. Ever wonder why the New York Times and most of the other elite media outlets never wrote one word about this report? And did you ever figure out why the story that was printed in the Boston Herald shot holes through the report?