Bill Donohue, the perpetually red-faced, anger-filled bag of wind who exists only to defend the Catholic Church against any and all criticism, is responding to a CNN report on Catholic bishops living lavish lifestyles with an empty and irrelevant accusation of hypocrisy.
What’s rich, according to Donohue, is CNN’s double-standard.
“CNN never stops talking about “income inequality,”” he stated, calling for the executives of Time Warner, CNN’s parent company, “to turn their camera on themselves.”
“Jeff Bewkes, who is CEO of CNN’s parent company, Time Warner, “pulled down $32.5 million last year and has a net worth of over $100 million,” according to Donohue.
“Bet his carpets are real ‘thick,’” he said, referring back to the network’s characterization of Dolan’s rugs.
“Others include John Martin, Paul Cappuccio, Gary Ginsberg and Olaf Olafsson; their 2013 salaries, were, respectively, $12.9 million, $7.8 million, $4.1 million, and $4.1 million.”
Of course, none of those people have taken a laughable vow of poverty, have they? And they don’t work for an organization that claims to be doing God’s work, have they? And even if they are hypocrites, so what? How does that rescue the Catholic Church in even the slightest way from the fact that they are preaching one thing and doing another? The fact that other people may be hypocrites does not magically make the church not hypocritical. This is not a serious argument, it’s an attempt to distract attention. This shouldn’t surprise anyone. What else does he have?