At the risk of being accused once more of anti-Deal Hudson bias (would someone please tell me when I have actually attacked the man?), here are links to stories by Jeremy Lott in The American Spectator and on the Get Religion blog. (Although I suppose if I’m to be accused, then Amy Welborn should be accused as well, since I’m just following her lead.)
I don’t agree with Lott at all points and he gets some of the details wrong. The Catholic League’s press release was pulled because of the outrage when they dismissed the Fordham accuser as a “drunk”, in a classic and tasteless blame-the-victim tactic, not because of any new accusations. But he does get it right to point out that all of those who were willing to drop the dime on Deal to the odious National Catholic Reporter were his ideological mates, not liberal opponents. That appears to continue in the later Washington Times article.
The whole mess stinks to high heaven.