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Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Inés San Martin, Phil Lawler and Kathy Schiffer - My parting shot to three journalists in a fading media

Inés San Martin, Phil Lawler and Kathy Schiffer - this one's just for you.

I'm the little guy, just what the video on Church Militant TV by Michael Voris portrayed. A family man with a mortgage and car payments, a dog and friends and a love for Christ and His Church. I speak the truth and I write the truth and some people don't like it - well, that is their problem not mine. As St. Thomas More said "We must pray that when your head stops spinning, your face is front again."

One day a few weeks ago, I got hit with what could have been the fight of my life. You three come late to the cause, a just cause - my defence from losing my home and my health for a frivolous and vexatious action that is now defended by the very libel and defamation of which I was falsely accused. Let me tell you three so-called journalists something. The little people are not stupid, they've seen through it and they don't need you and your buttered-bread media to spin it to them.

You're lazy journalists and you lack compassion for the real victim and you didn't even bother to find the real story or read between the lines. 

You made suppositions and assumptions. You wrote and gave opinion and you did not interview me and you did not treat this with the seriousness that it deserved for the mainstream Catholic press. Breitbart and Renew America didn't interview either but they had no pony in the race and no agenda and both of them presented a more balanced picture.

I've woken this morning with a burr in my saddle and I'm directing it at the three of you.

I didn't need you before or read you and I don't need you now and I won't read you and I recommend that nobody else does either. So go and sue me for hurting your subscriptions.

But let me tell you this.

You sit there in your little paid journalistic job with your college education - what do you earn 30k maybe 40k US, if that? Or you beg for money to keep your web page going. Ha, you're hardly worth even that. You're a bunch of sycophants doing the bidding of ecclesiastics. Tell me something Miss San Martin; how did you know that the matter was dropped before I did? You obviously had lots of time to write that story, no doubt; but not enough time to enquire with me?

You see down here where the real people, "the rabble" live, there are real issues for me and my family associated with this disgusting mess that was put upon me without justice and without charity and without humility and should never have happened in the first place.

Nowhere in your blathering did I find an ounce of compassion for the personal hardship and stress that this sordid, unnecessary event put on me or my wife. Nor did I see any sympathy for the fact that my legal fees are not "pro bono." Oh, that's the cost of writing a blog, eh? You're all Americans - you have freedom of speech and freedom of the press don't you? Or have you succumbed to the obamanisation of your once great land. You're a bunch of alinskyite trolls doing the bidding of those who pull your strings.  You're not free thinking journalists. You get your bread buttered by the Catholic Church and you're afraid to lose whatever it is they give you. How do you sleep?

The accusations were false to begin with and now I have the bill to deal with. Why did you not challenge the fact that indeed there was a "threat" of a lawsuit.  You let that one get away and did not hold accountable the inaccuracy of the statement which is there for all to see. I did not see you report or give an opinion or show compassion for the physical or emotional affects that this putrid event took on me or my wife or our closest friends or my productivity in other tasks over the last three weeks or the general scandal for the Church! 

You call yourselves Catholics, pfft!

I didn't need you then and I don't need you now.

What you don't know is "the rest of the story" and there is much to tell, but you were tools in a tool box, and lazy journalists and too worried about your buttered bread to bother to seek the truth and the full story.

Maybe some day I'll tell it and it won't be pretty; it will finally hold people accountable for what they did a long time ago and not so long ago and it will expose the whole lot of them for what they truly are. Someone's going to get that story out there, but it won't be you.

Now go sue me.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Considering all the prayers you asked for, your appeals for support, your notion that heaven was on your side and ultimately the end result, your post is unnecessarily caustic. Take a deep breath and move on. You have no reason to be miserable. I'm on your side and was before but this just really looks bad.

Vox Cantoris said...

No, you are wrong. I am not caustic; I am filled with righteous anger. You can take your church of nice attitude and read Crux.

What do you know of what my wife has suffered over the last three weeks or the physical and mental distress and the financial cost.

Who are you to judge?

You're right, it does look bad and it stinks but the smell of the filthy sheep is not coming from me.

Vox Cantoris said...

I was also quite content with my obscure blog and 500 readers a day. Going back to that would not be a problem.

Barona said...

Anonymous: The "official" Catholic media condemned itself through its utter silence for two weeks. Why? Why was it silent? For what purpose? And when they did report, it was, to put it mildly, of a very poor quality.

The "official" Catholic media has really fallen into an "elephant trap" of its own creation. Its reporting of the threat to sue Vox Cantoris only dug the "elephant trap" deeper. "Official" Catholic media is dying, and only exists either due to being part of mainstream media (e.g. Crux), or being owned by a large entity (e.g. EWTN), or being diocesan (being funded by the widow's mite).

Living in the "stone age" of understanding the internet, "official" Catholic media seriously miscalculated that it can control the flow of information to information starved Catholics. The future of Catholic media is with blogs...

Patty said...

If you're concerned with how this entire affair 'looks', Anonymous, and are in any fashion intimating that it appears bad for anyone other than the establishment Catholic media and hierarchy then you are confused.

The issue is being on the right side of what is right, that is Truth, not personal as you seem intent on spinning matters. That in itself makes your 'I'm on your side' a rather empty platitude for what appears to be a back handed attempt to squash a story that calls a spade a spade.

Perhaps a bit of caustic retort is exactly what is needed to wake up the mainstream Catholic media to the reality that they don't own the show and will be held accountable for less than Catholic action, let alone sloppy journalism.

Patty said...

If you're concerned with how this entire affair 'looks', Anonymous, and are in any fashion intimating that it appears bad for anyone other than the establishment Catholic media and hierarchy then you are confused.

The issue is being on the right side of what is right, that is Truth, not personal as you seem intent on spinning matters. That in itself makes your 'I'm on your side' a rather empty platitude for what appears to be a back handed attempt to squash a story that calls a spade a spade.

Perhaps a bit of caustic retort is exactly what is needed to wake up the mainstream Catholic media to the reality that they don't own the show and will be held accountable for less than Catholic action, let alone sloppy journalism.

Anonymous said...

Hi,
I just wanted to thank you for exposing the corruption and demolition of the church as warned by Our Lady in her apparition of Akita, Japan.
You are a righteous and brave man to have done so, regardless of the cost to yourself and your wife.
God turns everything into good as I am now logging onto your web-site as many others and enjoying your articles.
Remembering you in my prayer,
keep up the good work,
Yours in Christ,
Jacinta.

Vox Cantoris said...

Jacinta, Patty and Barona,

Thank you all and God bless you. You are very kind.

Vox