The reported grand jury investigation comes just two weeks after the Globe and the Center for Responsive Politics documented
Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh has joined a growing list of politicians who said they are returning thousands of dollars in donations from lawyers at the Boston-based Thornton Law Firm, after a Spotlight Team report on a pattern of questionable campaign contributions.
I guess the most important take home message from this blog is: There was also a sense of achievement as I realised just
The film earned its Academy awards through its deft retelling of the story of the investigative reporting team that uncovered the systematic cover-up of sexual abuse of children by priests in the archdiocese of Boston. But Spotlight did not tell the whole story.
Needless to say, Cardinal Bertone's lifestyle conflicts with the poor church that Pope Francis is preaching and hoping for
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Pope Francis just issued his long-awaited statement calling for less judgment and more tolerance. But his statement would have had a more profound impact if he had also called for more judgment, less tolerance of Catholic priests who rape children, and the bishops who protect them.
After a year of global trekking to discover, nurture, nudge, prognosticate and congratulate all Oscar-worthy films, come April, I am left with the position of Monday morning quarterback.
Why do you think in the US we're now becoming so afraid, of so many things? I used to always believe we were the freest country
To the makers of Spotlight -- I am not beholden to you for anything, and I will never thank you for giving me a voice, because you didn't. You gave yourself a voice, and you frame it in a language you understand.
The I-Team's May 1992 story unleashed a torrent of local and national coverage focused on Porter and other pedophile priests in Boston. Within days, I, along with investigative producer Paul Toomey, began getting phone calls about other priests including John Geoghan, the priest who was the focus of the Spotlight coverage 10 years later.
We love Boston, but this is still hilarious.
The movie can be gritty and somewhat dark, but in the end it's hopeful. We made a difference. We helped some people abused by priests. Not everyone, but we did help. And that is tremendously gratifying.
I, for one, am tired of hearing the same voices over and over again. I stand with those whose voices are whispered in the quiet space. The voices of calm truth often drowned out by the tornadoes of cynicism, misogyny, racism, bigotry and greed.
Louis C K announced his favorite Oscar for Documentary short. He lauded this category which he said would not give riches
The Oscars were mostly predictable with few big surprises and Best Picture winner and major contender Spotlight winning only two awards, the first time since 1952's The Greatest Show on Earth.
Sorry, "Revenant" fans.