In a Pasadena press conference on January 14, “Nothing Sacred” writer Rev. Bill Cain, S.J. suggested that William Donohue was anti-Semitic. He said the Catholic League president questioned “the right of David Manson and Richard Kramer [the show’s co-executive producers] to work on the show because they were Jewish, and the smear then appeared in the New York Post calling both of them atheists, and questioning their right to write.” This comment was picked up by newspapers throughout the country.
Donohue immediately confronted Father Cain demanding an apology for this untruth. Father Cain offered the apology without delay. The matter is now closed.