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The government shutdown showdown and recent development in the Russia investigation provided a perfect distraction for the liberal media to avoid reporting on recent accusations of anti-Catholic bigotry from prominent Democratic Senators and the pushback from a party colleague.
In a confirmation hearing late last year and a later questionnaire, District Court nominee Brian C. Buescher was assailed for his Catholic beliefs and membership in the Knights of Columbus by Democratic Senators Mazie Hirono of Hawaii and Kamala Harris of California. The incident, which went unreported by the broadcast network news programs, was back in the news Thursday following a rebuke from Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard. Hint, the networks ignored that too.
During a segment on Fox News Channel’s Special Report on Thursday, anchor Bret Baier dedicated time to reporting on the “growing controversy within the Democratic Party about Catholicism. Many progressives have been publicly critical, even contemptuous of the faith and at least one fellow Democrat has had enough.”
The report by correspondent Doug McKelway began with a historic quote by Democratic President John F. Kennedy who had to fight an anti-Catholic bias to become America's first and only Catholic president. “The election of John F. Kennedy changed the trajectory of anti-Catholicism in U.S. politics,” McKelway recalled. “Critics say it’s spreading again, in the party of Kennedy.”