CW Nevius – columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle – has an integrity problem

August 18, 2012 § 8 Comments

TWO TIMES this week SF Chronicle columnist CW Nevius has published information that is either in conflict with facts or with statements he previously made.

On Thursday, August 16, 2012 Mr. NevANUS wrote a column about a growing controversy in the tightly knit Catholic LGBT community residing in the Castro neighborhood – the predominantly gay district of San Francisco.

CW NevANUS

In that column Nevius cites an event that never occurred as an example of outrageous queer behavior happening inside a Catholic Church:

It should also be said that some of the gay groups that have been using the hall have gone way over the top. Several years ago the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence featured a drag queen known as Peaches Christ, who waved a crucifix shaped like a dildo. Even longtime gay parishioners thought that was too much.

Not only did that never happen but Nevius says that there are LONGTIME GAY PARISHIONERS that were offended by this fictitious event.
This ridiculous fabrication is published a time when the Catholic Church has hired a political activist as Archbishop of San Francisco who doesn’t hesitate in expressing his desire to manipulate his followers into demonizing and marginalizing a minority group simply to bolster his own power.
The inflammatory lie promoted by CW Nevius was “corrected” in the SF Chronicle the next day and was also addressed by the author in a blog post at the Chronicle website (http://www.sfgate.com/).
But did Mr. NevANUS apologize for the dissemination of an outrageous and damaging misstatement of truth? Did he explain that he should have verified his sources or should have offered his readers and the general public an explanation of who he spoke with or perhaps identify who the “longtime gay parishioners” were that he claims were offended?
NO.
He did nothing of the sort. In fact, he made a joke of the entire fiasco.

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Then in his column published today, Saturday, August 18, CW Nevius took the maligned (yet democratically elected) Sheriff of San Francisco to task for “avoiding responsibility” and “dodging charges” made against him.
Hilarious, right?
The only problem is that FIVE months ago, Mr. Nevius had a completely different take on the persecution of the Sheriff.
Here is an email I sent today to Mr. Nevius about the contradictory statements he has made about Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi:

Mr. Nevius –

How do you explain the sentiment expressed in your column dated Saturday, August 18:

“There was a time, when this started, when Mirkarimi could have stood up, taken complete responsibility for a serious lapse and announced he was getting help. He might have kept his job. Instead, he’s done all he could to dodge the charges and avoid responsibility. If he loses his job, it is because he brought it on himself.”

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/nevius/article/Can-supes-muster-9-anti-Mirkarimi-votes-3797307.php#ixzz23vWiexj4

with the sentiment expressed in your column from Thursday, March 15:

“And come on, do you really think Mirkarimi’s former colleagues want to grill him at the Board of Supervisors? That’s a no-win. He’s already said he is guilty; the rest is just piling on.”

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/nevius/article/What-s-the-point-in-removing-lame-duck-Mirkarimi-3408231.php#ixzz23vXbXFQK

Which is it – has he dodged charges and responsibility or has he already admitted guilt and is being exploited?

Has his admission of guilt faded from your memory?

Perhaps you heard from many anonymous (and fictional) LGBT Catholics living in the Castro neighborhood that Mr. Mirkarimi performed at the Moist Hole Redeemer Church waving a dildo/crucifix around and declaring his innocence.

Are you capable of discerning fact from fiction? http://www.sfgate.com/default/article/Corrections-Aug-16-3794876.php

Sincerely

Patrick Connors
Twitter: Uppityfag

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