Friday 21 September 2018

Cardinal Zuckerberg has been caught out

Online sneering at the old 'mainstream media' was fun, but then came the Facebook scandal, writes Gene Kerrigan

Gene Kerrigan

Gene Kerrigan

Mostly, journalism is about day-to-day stuff. Sometimes it's about the big things. An example of the latter was the Boston Globe's 2001 campaign on child sexual abuse.

The newspaper had a struggle to print the truth about the persistence with which Cardinal Bernard Law protected Catholic priests who were sexually abusing children in Massachusetts.

The cardinal enabled criminal priests to continue offending.

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