Never Has The Media So Staunchly Defended A Catholic Like They Have Pope Francis

It wasn’t long ago when the press took allegations of systemic sexual abuse within the Catholic Church seriously. It was The Boston Globe who broke their bombshell report in 2002 about the cover-up by the Catholic Archdiocese of Boston became a global controversy. And now 16 years later, another bombshell report reveals systemic abuse from the Roman Catholic Church in Pennsylvania. According to the report released by a grand jury earlier this month, leaders of the Roman Catholic Church in Pennsylvania have been covering up the abuse of over 1,000 children committed by over 300 priests. It notes that “there are likely thousands more victims whose records were lost or who were too afraid to come forward.” And since then, allegations of a coverup have reached The Vatican. Former ambassador from the Vatican to the U.S. Archbishop Vigano claimed in a letter that Pope Francis was informed about Continue reading "Never Has The Media So Staunchly Defended A Catholic Like They Have Pope Francis"

After Taking a Deep Dive into the Jim Jordan/Ohio State Controversy, Here Are Some Conclusions

Since the beginning of July, when it exploded nationally that prominent Republican Congressman Jim Jordan was being accused of having enabled sexual abuse of wrestlers by a team doctor when Jordan was an assistant coach at Ohio State thirty years ago, I have been skeptical of the media’s preferred narrative. I have written twice about the factual problems with the case and the dangers of the media rushing to presume that one story seems a lot like previous ones, thus creating confirmation bias. Since then, as I am all too prone to doing, I have spent an absurd amount of time trying to figure out what really did and did not happen in this strange story, which took another dramatic turn late last week. That’s when the most famous of Jordan’s “accusers,” former pro wrestler Mark Coleman, walked back much of his original story and distanced himself from the Continue reading "After Taking a Deep Dive into the Jim Jordan/Ohio State Controversy, Here Are Some Conclusions"

Former Ohio State Wrestler Backs Off Claim Jim Jordan Knew About Sexual Abuse

One of the former Ohio State University wrestlers who accused Jim Jordan (R-OH) of turning a blind eye to sexual abuse is now saying he doesn’t know for sure if the congressman knew what was going on when he used to work as the school’s assistant wrestling coach. Last month, Mark Coleman said that unless Jordan is suffering from “dementia,” there’s no way he didn’t know about Dr. Richard Strauss‘ inappropriate conduct with numerous members of the wrestling team. However, Coleman has released a new statement saying his previous comments “were not accurate or were misconstrued by media outlets.” “At no time did I ever say or have any direct knowledge that Jim Jordan knew of Dr. Richard Strauss’s inappropriate behavior,” said Coleman in the statement. “I was angry and said words that I shouldn’t have said.” “Maybe I spoke without thinking…He may have known about some Continue reading "Former Ohio State Wrestler Backs Off Claim Jim Jordan Knew About Sexual Abuse"

Trevor Noah Shreds Jim Jordan Over Alleged Sexual Abuse Enabling: ‘It Doesn’t Get More Scumbag Than That’

On Wednesday night, Trevor Noah weighed in on the recent allegations made against Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH). Last month, Jordan was accused by several former Ohio State wrestlers of turning a blind eye on the sexual abuse committed by the team’s doctor while he served as assistant coach decades ago, something he has vehemently denied. Noah began by mocking Jordan for wanting to impeach Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein, insisting it was all because he “owned” the congressman during a hearing in late June when rebuking Jordan’s accusation that he threatened to “subpoena phone calls.” “Do you know how humiliating it is to be smacked down on C-SPAN?” Noah asked. The Daily Show host then pivoted to the allegations aimed at the Ohio Republican. “Turning a blind eye to rampant sexual abuse of the kids you’re supposed to be protecting. I’m sorry, it doesn’t get more scumbag than Continue reading "Trevor Noah Shreds Jim Jordan Over Alleged Sexual Abuse Enabling: ‘It Doesn’t Get More Scumbag Than That’"

President of Right-Wing PAC Mocked After Accidentally Reminding Everyone About Jim Jordan Allegations

While trying to promote Congressman Jim Jordan’s campaign to replace Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) as Speaker of the House, Ken Cuccinelli — who is the president of the Senate Conservatives Fund PAC and frequently appears on CNN — accidentally reminded everyone that the lawmaker has been accused of allowing physical abuse to take place while he was a wrestling coach. “2 time National, Division I wrestling champion. 4 time (that’s every year folks…) Ohio State High School champion wrestler,” tweeted Cuccinelli. “Who better to wrestle the Dems to the ground?” Of course, Jordan’s impressive college wrestling record is not what people think of when they associate the lawmaker with the sport. Instead, what immediately
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Jim Jordan Announces Run For House Speaker

Rep. Jim Jordan announced his bid to replace Rep. Paul Ryan as House Speaker on Thursday, per multiple reports. The Ohio Republican sent a letter to colleagues announcing the run, NBC News reported: “Should the American people entrust us with the majority again in the 116th Congress, I plan to run for Speaker of the House to bring real change to the House of Representatives,” he wrote in his letter, per Axios. Jordan has long been rumored to be in the running to replace Ryan, but recent allegations that he ignored sexual abuse while a wrestling coach at Continue reading "Jim Jordan Announces Run For House Speaker"

Nancy Pelosi Says Jim Jordan is Pushing Rosenstein Impeachment to Distract From Ohio Sex Abuse Scandal

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi threw some serious shade on Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) Thursday – right after the latter announced he was running for Speaker, no less. When asked by reporters why Republicans, led by Jordan, are moving to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Pelosi said: “I don’t know, but what I’ve heard is Jim Jordan wants to take attention away from the scrutiny that he is under in Ohio, that could be a part of it.” Jordan has been under a magnifying glass since allegations Continue reading "Nancy Pelosi Says Jim Jordan is Pushing Rosenstein Impeachment to Distract From Ohio Sex Abuse Scandal"