Then why do "Real"* Catholic sites link to them?
Why do they even read the NCR? Why do they reprint articles they like - or don't like - from the NCR? Why don't they boycott the NCR? Why do they keep promoting the NCR?
I was just on Pewsitters and clicked on this heading: Card. Mahoney: 'Not once' did successor raise questions... more The 'more' is an article from the NCR: Mahoney responds to ban.
Personally - I only find myself at either of the NCRs (Reporter/Register) if and when I run across a link in another person's blog post, or when a piece is hi lighted by a news portal. Sometimes I Google a subject and find myself there by happenstance. Like I said in an earlier post last week, the newspaper has interviewed many many Catholics over the years - big name Catholics, if you will. Just their archival cache seems to me to be a valuable resource... yet why do big name/'real' Catholics grant interviews if it is such a bad newspaper. Why support it for all of these years?
Yes, of course I agree with Bishop Finn calling them out - but I have to wonder why so many Catholic sites continue to promote the NCR - because even negative reporting on the company and their policies, as well as linking to articles at their site, promotes readership and revenue.
*Note: I'm not a 'Real' Catholic. I'm a Roman Catholic. This isn't a Catholic blog per se, I'm just a Catholic layman who keeps a web log and I talk about my Catholic life/faith. I don't read many newspapers or periodicals. I don't visit a lot of Catholic blogs or web-magazine sites. I skim through a couple of news portals online - but do not click on many stories. I only read a few blogs these days. I do not listen to the radio and never have listened to talk radio, I watch less and less TV - I don't have cable - but I'll catch Network/BBC news. I never play games online. I do on occasion look for YouTube videos for fun. Oh - I'll buy movies but rarely go to the theater. So my exposure to media is limited. I guess I read a lot. But I rarely, if ever promote books on my site. My blog is non-commercial, I do not ask for donations either. There is nothing wrong with earning money for blogging or blogging for profit - nothing wrong with it at all, BTW. I just can't be managed, nor do I feel I have to post to boost traffic and revenue, nor can I be beholden to anyone to post what conforms to their standards. That is the reason I remain independent. I do link to my sources for a post, but that is about the extent of my promotional efforts. I like to keep things simple and uncomplicated. I also want to stay little. Someone called me a filthy bum yesterday, and after my initial surprise, I realized how wonderful it was that he did so. I'm not worthy.