Sunday, August 10, 2014
It appears that the Pacific Daily News favors Tim Rohr, Chuck White and their followers. Below is a weblink of Chuck Whites article in the Pacific Daily News, dated Monday August 4, 2014. Even the title of his article was not changed. There was no complaint from Chuck White about anything in his article that was edited.
The Way Shows Signs of A Cult Or Sect
Now below is Tim Rohr's story from the Pacific Daily News entitled "Why Strawman Fallacy was used" dated July 31, 2014. The title of his submitted article is the same as it is printed on his blog site. There was also no complaint anywhere from Tim Rohr about his article being edited, which was submitted to the PDN.
Why Strawman Fallacy was used
The complaints, however, came from the NCW. The interview with Father Pius was edited. Mr. Pablo Aglubat's article was also edited and the TITLE of the article was changed. As for Dr. Rick Eusebio, his article was also edited, and apparently even the title of his article was changed. Now, why are article titles signficant? Because the title always indicates what the article is really about and distinguishes it from other articles. It is the main point of focus on what the article discusses.
In Chuck White's article, the title is in conformity with what he discussed. In fact, Chuck White even enumerate these signs. It was also the same in Rohr's article, in which he also enumerates the fallacies that were used.
The titles of Mr. Aglubat's and Dr. Eusebio's were changed. Mr. Agulbat's article actually had to do with the Neocatechumenal Way being called a "sect". He started his article by describing Mr. White calling the Way a sect and concluded toward the end by stating: An ecclesial reality sanctioned and lauded by all the Popes cannot be a sect. Unless....also the last four Popes belonged to a sect. This is simple as ABC. This goes for the Way as well as for the Guild.
The same thing was also done with Dr. Eusebio's article. If his article is really about the misconceptions of the Way as the title suggests, then why did he start his article with a story about transparent truth and human perception? Why not simply enumerate the many misconceptions?
In addition to changing the title of his article, words were also ADDED, which changes the entire meaning of what was being said. The PDN article stated (the highlighted part shows the added words): The most glaring and frustrating fact is through all these attacks, criticisms and malicious gossip, the effort to answer our problems of divorce, suicide, single-parent families and bringing back the faraway Catholics, has been buried deep in the recesses of our volcanic emotions.
Dr. Eusebio's original letter stated: The most glaring and frustrating fact is through all these attacks, criticisms and malicious gossip, there has never been a single proposal to answer our problems of divorce, suicide, single parent families and bringing back the faraway catholic.
What is most interesting is that while his son worked for the Pacific Daily News, he had to messaged me through my blog because his father's article was grossly edited. I would think that since PDN had Rohr's daughter and Eusebio's son, the PDN would have been objective. Apparently, Tim Rohr and Chuck White has more influence over PDN. Consider these two events:
1. There was a soap opera exit of Monsignor James with TV cameras on and a blog invitation to go to the Cathedral to witness his exit. And sure enough, the media was there.
2. Deleting and adding words in the article as well as changing the titles submitted to the media by the NCW while Mr. Rohr, and Mr. White goes unedited. I would not be surprised if the articles submitted by Monsignor James and Richard Untalan also go unedited.