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← Make anti-Catholicism as unacceptable as drink driving, says Peter Kearney

mixmastergaz's Avatar Jump to comment 53 by mixmastergaz

I'm no fan of Rupert Murdoch (actually I can't stand him), but recently when he said something to the effect that if people don't just want ill-informed journalism by ranting bloggers then we're going to have to pay for our newspapers. So not everything he says is necessarily wrong just because he says it.

Apart from seeing Richard's complaints against Peter Kearney, I know nothing else about him. However, I do know from personal experience that there really is a problem of anti-Catholic prejudice and discrimination in Scotland, which is something I've never experienced south of Hadrian's Wall.

Alright, so most here don't much care for Peter Kearney for reasons that are largely unrelated to the remarks reported here. But it's not inconceivable that he may have a point or two in there somewhere. The following is from just one of Wikipedia's 14 pages on anti-Catholicism in Scotland.

In 2004 and 2005, sectarian incidents reported to police in Scotland increased by 50% to 440 over 18 months. Scottish Government statistics showed that 64% of the 726 cases in the period were motivated by hatred against Catholics, and by hatred against Protestants in most of the remaining cases (31%).

Just because he was wrong about the forwarded email it doesn't necessarily follow that he's wrong about the mistreatment of ordinary Catholics in Scotland.

Just saying.

Mon, 21 Feb 2011 16:11:26 UTC | #594031