This may shock a lot of people but the facts bear it out.
Here is an Associated Press article on sexual abuse by teachers for reference:
In it, we get the following statistic:
4,400 of 110,000 priests were accused of molesting minors from 1950 through 2002.
That is a rate of 4%. And its just the accused, not convicted. And the 4,400 is over a period of 50 YEARS.
Now let's look at some public school statistics:
Taken from CBS news, we get this data point from a federal government report circa 2009:
the federal report said 422,000 California public-school students would be victims before graduation — a number that dwarfs the state's entire Catholic-school enrollment of 143,000.
How many students are enrolled in California? I can't find the 2009 numbers, so lets' use the 2012 numbers. Enrollment has grown in those 4-5 years which will give us a lower percentage than it really is, but let's use it anyway. I'll take the number of 6,294,131 from the state of California government website, which is the projected enrollment
422,000/6,294,131 = a rate of 6%
The John Jay Report (engaged the John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York to conduct a study analyzing allegations of sexual abuse in Catholic dioceses in United States) determined that there were 11,000 allegations over a 50 year period from 1950 to 2002. Not all of these allegations were true of course. On average about 220 reported allegations per year.
And yet the media focus is on the Catholic school sexual abuse and not the public school sexual scandal, which is larger is size and frequency.
Yet, during the first half of 2002, the 61 largest newspapers in California ran nearly 2,000 stories about sexual abuse in Catholic institutions, mostly concerning past allegations. During the same period, those newspapers ran four stories about the federal government's discovery of the much larger — and ongoing — abuse scandal in public schools.
This is yet another example of how the media lies to you and presents a liberal view of the world. They use lies of omission. When there is news that promotes their agenda, they repeat it over and over again, with huge headlines and front-page stories. When news hurts their agenda, they almost never report it. The genius of the propaganda technique is that that cannot be accused of outright lying, they just used lies of omission. Furthermore, by running 4 stories on public school sexual abuse, they can shout down anyone who says they never report it....because after all, they did report on it FOUR times....compared to the 2000 stories attacking Catholic schools.
Amplify, repeat, stigmatize the target. In this case, religion. Rarely report on the parts of the issue that don't fit the media's agenda. Do that for 30 years, and people who get their news from nowhere besides the liberal press begin to think the Catholic church is a sexual menace and there is nothing wrong with public schools. They begin to believe big government works. And that is how you turn young minds into mush.
And this isn't the only sphere the liberal press uses lies of omission. Its all over the place, in almost every issue. They distort the facts constantly to make it appear liberalism works. This is just one glaring example of it, which is it easy to spot since we have hard data.