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September 29, 2008


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It really is hard to stomach the splashy use of the term "Non-partisan" anymore.

Anyone who goes to the "Catholics-United" webpage sees that the organization's "Director of Organizing" has "Most recently... held an organizing position with Maryland Citizens Against State Executions, and oversaw the Kansas Democratic Party's faith outreach efforts, including messaging work for [Democratic] Governor Sebelius and development of faith-based messaging resources."

The Catholics-United webpage attacks the GOP platform and the McCain Camapign, and congratulates the Obama Campaign on the selection of Joe Biden as running mate.

There is a point in journalism, which ought to be transparent to most readers/listeners, in which a journalist's questions can be seen as not an exercise in truthful examination, but rather as an excercise in propagandizing. So it is with Jack Lessenberry's final question to Mr. Korzen, "Could [your organization's efforts] be interpreted as a thinly-veiled attempt to get Catholics to come home to the Democratic Party?"

The patently obvious, honest answer to that question would have been, "Well, yes, but we don't like to say that." Instead, the answer was, "We are a non-partisan group."

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