Washington D.C., Aug 18, 2004 / 22:00 pm
The publisher of a leading Catholic magazine regrets the “low-brow tactics” of a left-wing newspaper, which is planning on publishing an article aimed at discrediting him.
In an effort to give “truth a head start,” Crisis Magazine publisher Deal Hudson wrote a column on the National Review On-line Web site, providing the context and history for the soon-to-be-published article.
In his column, called “The Price of Politics: Getting ahead of a potential distraction,” Hudson says a newspaper reporter interviewed him after a USCCB employee resigned from his position, following an exposé by Hudson and his magazine of the employee’s involvement on the "Catholics-for-Kerry" Web site.
Hudson eventually discovered that the reporter was also calling former employees and acquaintances and asking them for information about his personal life.