Fact Check Friday

News Under the Magnifying Glass


Fact Check Friday is a Catholic Connection show segment dedicated to revealing how the mainstream media is manipulating the information they report. I separate the facts from fiction so you can make informed decisions.


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Fact Check Friday Segments


May 20, 2022 – What the media don’t know CAN hurt us. (Begins at 25:55)

April 22, 2022 – Considering the Source – Whether it is secular or Catholic media, use common sense and do your homework on questionable reporting. (Begins at 25:48.) Resources mentioned: Inter Mirifaca, The Rapid Development.

March 11, 2022 – The secular media, & even some “Catholic” Media make money by keeping you in constant fear.  (Begins at 25:15)

February 25, 2022 – The Pope’s Lenten Message and suggestions on media use in your life and those in your family.

February 18, 2022 – The Rest of the CNN Story on Jeff Zucker and Chris & Andrew Cuomo – and why it should matter to Catholics

February 11, 2022 – The Canadian Trucking Saga & the Media (Begins at 25:45)

February 4, 2022 – The Implosion of the Secular Media & what outlets do we have that we can trust (Begins at 26:39)

January 28, 2022 – Pope to Catholic media: Check facts but always respect people (Begins at 24:58)

November 5, 2021 – Sins of Omission about “Women’s Health”. How often are abortion facilities inspected? A great many are never inspected.  (Begins at 25:43).

October 22, 2021 – New Poll: 70% of Americans think Twitter & Facebook do more harm than good. (Begins at 34:50)

August 13, 2021 –  Look at what the Church gives us in the media. (Begins at 25:54). Mentioned on the broadcast: Inter merifica by Pope Paul VI, The Rapid Development by Pope St. John Paul II, World Communications Day Statements since 1967.

July 30, 2021 – NPR announces new rules allowing reporters to take part in demonstrations for the “freedom and dignity of human beings.” (Begins at 25:47)

July 23, 2021 – Discerning media messages, especially how the secular press covers Catholics. (Begins at 25:48)

July 16, 2021 – Ex-Planned Parenthood CEO Is Not ‘Pro-Choice’ When It Comes To Vaccine Mandates (Begins at 26:12)

July 2, 2021 – America Ranks Dead Last Among 46 Countries in Media Trust. (Begins at 25:50)

June 4, 2021 – The Wuhan lab-leak theory concerning COVID-19 and the media’s complete lack of interest. (Begins at 24:34)

May 28, 2021 – 60 Minutes’ story about transgender youth “de-transitioning”, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfood refusing to give interviews to white reporters (Begins at 23:49)

May 21, 2021 – Fact Checkers, Lack of Knowledge, & Confirmation Bias (Begins at 25:55)

May 14, 2021 – News Producers Insisting on Pre-Conceived Story Ideas v. the Real Story. (Begins at 25:48)

May 7, 2021 –  Staffing of News Outlets v. Quality Journalism v. Ad Revenue (Begins at 25:47)

April 23, 2021 – NBC Deceptive Editing of 911 Call of Police Shooting (Begins at 25:54)

April 16, 2021 – The latest revelations about CNN from James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas (Begins at 23:44)

March 26, 2021 – Teresa Analyzes President Biden’s First Press Conference (Begins at 25:47)

March 12, 2021 –  The Importance of Doing Your Best to Make a Difference (Begins at 25:47)

February 26, 2021 –  How the Media Are Not Covering Andrew Cuomo (Begins at 44:00)

February 5, 2021 – Journalism 101: Don’t Be Lazy, Go Out To The Story (Begins at 25:47)

December 4, 2020 – If It Bleeds It Leads: The Impact of the Media’s Doomsday COVID Coverage (Begins at 34:45)

November 20, 2020 – Election Questions That Need Answered (Begins at 42:26)

November 6, 2020 – How the News Media Have Abandoned the Most Basic of Journalistic Principles  (Begins at 41:29)

October 30, 2020 – Who is Watching the Watchdogs? (Begins at 34:47)

October 23, 2020 – Sins of Omission

October 16, 2020 – Social Media Companies & Censorship


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Media Distortion Examples


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