This is a story from Chile. Or, perhaps it is a non-story from Chile.
Street protests turned violent in Santiago last week, and have persisted into this week. Anti-government protesters have been wearing masks, looking like AntiFa anarchists, and attacking government buildings.
Of course, once Leftist mobs turn violent, it is unlikely that their energy will maintain focus. They soon attacked another target. Catholic churches became prey for the mob. Several were looted for materials to add to street barricades. Statues of Jesus and Mary were destroyed.
So, is this a story, or isn’t it?
A search of Google News turns up nothing about the churches; only sketchy accounts of antigovernment street protests. What did get some coverage was the singer who staged a topless protest at the Latin Grammys. Tits sell, I suppose; that is why it is called titillation, right?
The story is only to be found on conservative Catholic niche media, like Church Militant. Otherwise, crickets. Even Crux, a liberal Catholic outlet, had a long story about Chile, and left out the part about Catholic churches getting looted by the mobs.
Chilean protesters have a reason to be angry at the Church of Rome, of course. They had their own scandal about homosexual predator priests being covered up by bad boy bishops, with Pope Francis going there and praising the bishop, even though he knew about the queer predatory sex and about the coverups.
We can guess, I suppose, about the media silence. First, this is third world. Second, it looks bad for Pope Francis. Third, it looks bad for Leftist street protesters.
So, I am putting this story here, not because I think any of you care about Chileans or about Catholics in third world countries. I just want to give y’all another reason to hate and oppose mass media. They are failing at the basics of journalism. Learn to use the term “journalistic malpractice.”
Use it a lot. They are the Enemy of the People.