Anti-Catholic Bigotry in the Media

Color me shocked. Media Outlets Forced to Backtrack After Trying ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Smear on Judge Amy Coney Barrett.

Reuters and Newsweek both went straight for the anti-Catholic bigotry.

Two national media news outlets issued significant retractions Tuesday after being called out for publishing erroneous hit pieces about potential Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.

As Democrats are already doing and will continue to do if she’s nominated, Newsweek made a beeline for Barrett’s Catholic faith in their article, alleging in the original headline and subsequent piece that Barrett’s “People of Praise group inspired ‘The Handmaid’s Tale.’” A tweet showing that headline is still up:

At least in the case of Reuters, the original article was archived to The Wayback Machine.

Of course the same Left/Media is perfectly happy to portray Joe Biden as a “Devout Catholic.”

Let us also pause to point out how the media’s/left’s scrutiny of a person’s faith largely depends on what political party they belong to.

I wonder if they know that anti-Catholic bigotry was a staple of the Ku Klux Klan. Do you think they would change their arguments if they did? Hat tip to Wombat-socho.