J.C. Cochran, Pundit for Fox 2, Slams Archbishop Burke
Watch the Fox video here to see what this “learned media expert” has to say about St. Louis Archbishop Burke. He said this on air on November 15.
Caution: Watching this video may cause vomiting.
Here is a brief excerpt if you want to avoid this:
Corcoran begins by saying he is not a practicing Catholic, admitting that “many years ago I gave up on religion basically because I thought it was silly.”
“Burke is old school, but I’m not convinced old school works right now. Too many things have changed. What I see, again from the outside, is the Catholic Church pretty much at the end of its public relations rope. The sex scandals continue to mount, the flock is thinning, and young men and women aren’t exactly knocking down the doors of seminaries and convents trying to get in. And locally, instead of a respected spiritual leader in the community, you have a guy who’s been stomping around, alienating, threatening, intimidating, excommunicating and carrying on since the day he got off the plane from Wisconsin.”
Here is Catholic League President Bill Donahue’s response:
“We called Fox 2 news director Kingsley Smith for his position and learned that he stood by Corcoran.”
“They have some serious problems at Fox 2 in St. Louis. They have a commentator whose insulting remarks are matched only by his ignorance of his former religion, and they have a news director who is equally irresponsible. Contacting the cops about a Catholic woman who merely registered a complaint suggests that thuggery is another quality of the Fox affiliate. Perhaps they’ll call a SWAT team about my statement.
“We are blanketing the media outlets in St. Louis—print and electronic—letting them know about their colleagues at KTVI. To say that Corcoran and Smith are unprofessional is an understatement—they are disgrace to journalism and should be disciplined for their unethical behavior.”
I just can’t believe the gall that some people have. This man is spiritually sick and is in desperate need of our prayers, as are all fallen away Catholics, but he needs them even more so because he is creating a public scandal and, even as a journalist, he should realize that his offensive behavior is very unprofessional and highly unethical.
Also, he must be very easily intimidated to call the police after a Catholic woman complained on the phone about his outrageous remarks unless perchance that was his conscience letting him know that what he did was rotten to the core and he feels extremely guilty for bashing the Archbishop. He needs to feel guilty about what he did! I wonder what his mother would say if she heard his comments? Hmm … Maybe that was his mother calling on the phone.