Possible lawsuit? Legion vs. El Munde


Spero News has just posted a report, which begins as follows:

Responding to allegations made in an interview published yesterday (April 12) by the Spanish newspaper, El Mundo, the regional director of the Legionaries of Christ in Spain, Father María Jesús Delgado, has sent a letter to the paper's editor, calling for a correction to be published. The interview, which was printed in a supplement entitled, "Chronicle of the Legionaries of Christ," was incorrect in more than one respect, claims the Legionary.

To read the full report, please click here. (Hat tip Monk) I'm kinda surprised that a LC superior would reportedly raise the specter of lawsuits at a time when the secular media is in a feeding frenzy over clerical sexual misconduct. This simply widens the opportunities for the media to investigate and report the Legion's sex scandals. However, if the record needs to be corrected, may truth prevail.


I'm kinda surprised El Mundo left themselves open to these basic mistakes, especially the conflation of Jacksonville with Los Angeles (Wikipedia has that info) and the timing of the Universal Studio fire (basic google timeline check). Oops!

What kind of paper is El Mundo? Sounds like their journalism has been sloppy at best in this story. I'm so tired of that kind of sloppiness after what we have seen in the press in the past couple of weeks. Seriously, how hard is it to google??

I would imagine El Mundo will probably rise to the challenge laid out for them by the Legion and will continue to dig deeper. I just hope they dig in a less-sloppy fashion in the future!

New York Times.... El Mundo....? Hmmm is there a pattern here?

Unfortunately, El Mundo is the second largest newspaper in Spain and one of its newspapers of record. So basically it's as if The Washington Post made these journalistic errors. Hell, I'd sue too!

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