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Product Details

  • Paperback: 166 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (August 11, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1453730699
  • ISBN-13: 978-1453730690
  • Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 5.4 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,225,625 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Dave Pierre is one of the country's leading observers of the media's coverage of the Catholic Church abuse narrative. Dave is the creator and author of TheMediaReport.com (www.TheMediaReport.com) and is a contributing writer to NewsBusters.org (www.NewsBusters.org), the popular media-bias blog of the Media Research Center.

Dave lives with his wife and family in Massachusetts.


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Dave Pierre is one of the country's leading observers of the media's coverage of the Catholic Church abuse narrative. Dave is the author of two critically acclaimed books, 'Double Standard: Abuse Scandals and the Attack on the Catholic Church' and 'Catholic Priests Falsely Accused: The Facts, The Fraud, The Stories.'

Readers have cited Dave's work as "essential reading," "a must-read," and "a great service to the Church."

Dave is the creator and author of TheMediaReport.com (www.TheMediaReport.com) and is a longtime contributing writer to NewsBusters.org (www.NewsBusters.org), the popular media-bias blog of the Media Research Center.

Dave has been interviewed on National Public Radio (NPR) as well as by other radio outlets and newspapers for his work. He has also contributed to print publications.

Dave is a graduate of Boston College and lives with his wife and family in Massachusetts.

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This abuse is unacceptable!!
Truth Be Told
I can very much recommend this book to anyone; I think any practicing Catholic, however, would find the book even more thought-provoking.
davidwrites
Some doubt remains even if the accuser admits that the charges were completely made up.
Robert Wheelock

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78 of 96 people found the following review helpful By davidwrites on August 27, 2010
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This is a very unusual book, in that it examines the other side of the histrionics surrounding the Catholic priest abuse scandals of the last few years. Leave it to the American media to muddle things so badly that a book like this is required to get a true picture of what actually happened! I'm certainly not a very religious person, so I read it from a secular point of view--very interesting facts, anecdotes, and insights. I can very much recommend this book to anyone; I think any practicing Catholic, however, would find the book even more thought-provoking. The author certainly has some very valid points to make, and he doesn't mince words making them.
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60 of 74 people found the following review helpful By Truth Be Told on January 8, 2011
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The book DOUBLE STANDARD: ABUSE SCANDALS AND THE ATTACK ON THE CATHOLIC CHURCH by David F. Pierrre jr. was referanced in a *Special Report* bombshell Jan. 2 of this year by the website Media Report. Att'y Donald Steier, a veteran and champion for truth states approx. 1/2 of the claims made in the clergy cases are entirely false and/or greatly exaggerated-so much so that a prosecutable claim would not be attainable. Priests were given a polygraph test but when their accusers were asked they flat out refused in EVERY case.

Steier also has brought SNAP into the light for it's money making collaboration with a number of lawyers. SNAP steadfastly refuses to divulge how much of its income is derived from said lawyers.

The Media outlets have largely ignored this major element to the entire Catholic abuse stories they headline. It is a sad truth that crimes are commited by priests as well as pastors. This abuse is unacceptable!! But when the media plasters the Catholic abuse cases across the frontpage headlines (I've yet to see even one concerning pastors make front page)and leaves this bombshell curiously vacant it makes me wonder about their "agenda".

The lies and manipulation clearly show that their efforts have little to do with the victims, for it is a huge money making proposition for them. To put a finer point to this fraud, since 2005 the Church has doled out an additional ONE BILLION in settlements.

We will see if the media takes a closer look this year at the claims being made as well as the business of SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests).

*The following commentary is NOT in ANY way excerpted from the book DOUBLE STANDARD: ABUSE SCANDALS AND THE ATTACK ON THE CATHOLIC CHURCH by David Pierre.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Paul on August 22, 2011
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Most people have read headlines concerning accusations of abuse in the Catholic Church, but few have had an opportunity not only to knit all those headlines together into a coherent story but also to look behind the headlines to see where that story fits into American culture in general. This book is the single best attempt that I have seen thus far to do both of those things. Far from being an uncritical defense of the Catholic Church, the book acknowledges the many mistakes that some Catholic leaders have made, along with their aftermath. I'm a journalist in the Boston area who covered several of those stories several years ago, and I was happy to find that the book's accounting of specific incidents with which I am professionally familiar was accurate. Also as a journalist, I note that the book is quite readable, that is, much more like the kind of journalistic account one might find in a newspaper than a difficult academic treatise. I do recommend the book to experts and casual readers alike.
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25 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Wackjob on February 12, 2011
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Last year after I had been called back to the Church after a long period of wondering the world looking for a safe place to find peace, I took myself to confession and renewed my life to Our Lord. Examination of my conscience took a few weeks, but I never felt better about any thing than the love and welcoming back to the Faith. I also began to ask questions about the current scandal. I would have never entertained such feelings since they would likely get me called all sorts of names. None the less, I could not help myself in light of the settlement in the San Diego cases. A record settlement netting most victims nearly one million dollars. As I contemplated the fact of this, I began to notice that after the settlement that all these folks went quietly to the bank. They were no where to be found. Some have made a career out of this situation and the money made by the law firm/s I can not even imagine. I desperately wanted to see if anyone else had the same question as myself about this scandal. I truly feel that what has happened here is nothing more than the greatest shakedown since the Nazis robbed European Jews of their property and their lives. Finding this book in a sea of books full of words meant to wipeout the Roman Catholic Church from the planet. These forces have done a masterful job of it. I say this because any form of questioning or defense is automatically presented as an attack on the victims who are presented as extraordinary broken people. I do believe that abuse has happened and bishops have in fact moved these men around. However, I do not believe anymore that all of this is sound truth. I do not recall the name of the journalist for the L A Time's religion reporter who as he covered the story was preparing to join the church.Read more ›
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