I recently read an article in the Our Sunday Visitor (January 2, 2005 edition) concerning the media and it's strong anti-Catholic bias. Not to say I was completely taken aback by what the studies from the Parents Television Found... it was just surprising how anti-Catholic, and ultimately anti-God and religion the media is! To put it bluntly (as the article states), "Anti-Catholic bigotry is 'rampant' on network television."
"NBC was by far the worst network, leading the dishonor holl with a negative-to-positive ratio [derogative-to-respectful remarks] of 9.5 to 1. Fox was a distant runner-up at 2.4 to 1, followed by the WB, ABC, UPN and CBS."
"Specifically Catholic references fared worst o all. 'Catholicism is the bull's-eye of the the entertainment media... In the past, the fundamentalists were. It's a sign of the times."