Saturday, July 10, 2021

A Reporter's Rogues Gallery Featuring Tony, Rufus & Larry K.

Dear readers. I've recently updated my website at It's a reporter's rogues gallery that features some pretty disreputable characters.

The leadoff hitter is none other than His Eminence, the late Cardinal Tony Bevilacqua, who was the leader of a criminal enterprise formerly known as the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. 

While the cardinal's pedophile priests were out molesting and raping innocent children, His Eminence, as he insisted on being called, ran a systematic cover-up that kept his priests out of jail and the church out of the media spotlight, and the courts. 

Brian Tierney, the future publisher of the Inquirer who would bankrupt that newspaper, makes a guest appearance on my website as Cardinal Tony's loyal and devious spinmeister. 

There are plenty of other targets to lampoon. I pay tribute to Rufus Seth Williams, our former corrupt D.A., who, before he went to jail, ran a sex abuse crusade against the Catholic Church. What a great idea. Except that Williams picked as his star witness a lying, scheming altar boy dubbed Billy Doe, who turned out to be a complete fraud. 

But I don't just pick on Philadelphia's corrupt officials. On my website, I've outed all the bad actors in the Commonwealth who completely botched both the civil and criminal investigations at Penn State. It's a toxic waste dump of a case that the Pennsylvania judiciary and the state attorney general's office and the media are still actively engaged in covering up, because they all have their own shameful malpractice to hide.

But the brightest star of my personal rogue's gallery is our current corrupt D.A., Progressive Larry Krasner. On my website I honor Philadelphia's "reform" D.A. with his very own web page. It's a place where I've gathered more than 50 Big Trial scoops documenting Krasner's failures, incompetence and downright malfeasance in office. 

So please feel free to take a look. 

On Krasner's page, I highlight many of the armed and dangerous criminals that he let out of jail. I also list many of the criminals and the corrupt, ethically-challenged people who work for Krasner in his completely lawless D.A.'s office.

Sadly, the Krasner page also features many innocent people who have lost their lives as a result of the D.A.'s progressive reforms, which I describe as "toxic justice."

To finish off the Krasner page, I pay tribute to the work of The Philadelphia Inquirer, which has faithfully functioned as Krasner's main apologist in covering up his horrendous record. 

What we're doing over here at Big Trial isn't brain surgery. The Larry Krasner is a complete disaster as D.A. story is all laid out in police reports and court records that anybody could find. But at the Inquirer, they're willfully ignoring those facts because they agree with Krasner's politics. 

So the ideology-driven editors and social justice reporters at the Inky continue to cover for the D.A. while people in this town are getting murdered in record numbers.

It's a journalistic sin that's a personal affront to me, because I used to work at that paper. I came to town more than 30 years ago as a reporter for the Inquirer, and soon discovered how bizarre Philadelphia can be.

One of my first assignments for the Inky was to stake out a row house that once belonged to the depraved Gary Heidnik. I watched for hours as the cops carried out buckets containing dirt and body parts from the women that Heidnik had raped and tortured, before he killed and dismembered them. 

But if you're crazy enough to be a reporter, Philadelphia's a great place to work. Because everything is so corrupt and everybody who's stealing money is so brazen about it.

Take Philadelphia's infamous DROP plan, an ongoing municipal scandal that was the brainchild of former Philadelphia mayor and governor Ed Rendell, another Democratic pol that the Inquirer faithfully flacked for. 

When Rendell was running for governor, he wanted to buy off the labor unions. So he hatched a scheme to loot the city's pension fund by routinely paying six-figure cash bonuses to retiring municipal employees just for showing up for at work during their last few years on the job.

At last count, the great municipal giveaway known as DROP had cost taxpayers more than $1.5 billion in wasteful cash bonuses paid out to more than 12,000 retiring civil servants, bonuses that averaged more than $120,000 each.

If that wasn't bad enough, the crooks at City Hall figured out a new way to fleece the taxpayers -- the DROP Triple Dip. This was another scam to waste money by rehiring workers who had already taken the DROP and were collecting their regular pensions. But thanks to the Triple Dip, a select group of generously-compensated civil servants could now come back on the municipal payroll as private consultants. 

If you're tired of corrupt pols, and you prefer depraved murderers like Heidnik, on my website I  profiled Cosmo DiNardo, the young man from Bucks County who went on a killing rampage that made international news. My angle, however, was all the efforts that his long-suffering mother made in a futile crusade to save her son from mental illness, before he descended into madness.

Sadly, as I look back, there's a common thread among all these stories. In every case, they were stories that my brethren in the mainstream media wouldn't touch with a ten-foot pole.

An archbishop who lied to his parishioners about church finances while orchestrating a systematic cover-up to shield pedophile priests.

A politically ambitious D.A. who claimed to be staging a righteous crusade against sex abuse in the Catholic Church, but wound up arresting the wrong people

A lying, scheming altar boy who made up a story about serial sex abuse that sent four innocent men to jail, one of whom died there, handcuffed to a hospital bed

Another big sex abuse scandal at Penn State that turned out to be botched at every level.

A popular mayor and governor who, to further his own political ambitions, looted a municipal pension fund with the DROP.

A "reform" D.A. whose progressive policies are responsible for killing people.

All these stories exposed uncomfortable truths that the mainstream media didn't want to tell. 

There's a reason why the media in America was recently rated the lowest out of 46 countries in a global study conducted by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. 

Once upon a time, journalism was supposed to be a search for the truth. And reporters were supposed to follow a story where ever it led. But today, a new generation of journalists believe they know the truth before they ever leave the office, because they're enlightened members of the media. 

So the mission is of the media elite has become to go out and prove something that they already know to be true in their heads, according to their own world view. No matter where the facts may lead.

At every media outlet in the country, the buzzword is diversity. But regardless of color or sexual orientation, my fellow reporters are the most single-minded group I can think of. To an alarming degree, they're all card-carrying progressive Democrats and committed social justice warriors who think alike and share the same beliefs. 

They always operate from the same moral and political universe, with the exact same progressive viewpoint.

No independent thought is tolerated.

And that's why I'm still blogging past retirement age at

-- Ralph Cipriano


  1. No truer words have been written.

  2. Proud of you, Ralph. Truly old school. Keep up the good work. Who else can we trust for the honest truth about the city ? No one else that I know of. Stay after these big shots too, no one else will do that either.

  3. His eminence Gerry Lenfest and the Inquirer covered up decades of violent serial child sex abuse at the Curtis Institute, and few said little. Will we ever get the truth?
    There are many other victims of Jaschua Brodsky, but no one wants to investigate. Media like the Inquirer and billionaires like Gerry Lenfest hide it all!

  4. Syracuse's Bernie Fine raped many boys. One taped a troubling phone call about it with Fine's wife.
    Syracuse= Penn State, but get a pass!
    Justice in 'Merica! Am i right or what?!

  5. The 2016 NJ Governor Campaign covered up violent serial sexual and physical assaults. And they got away with it!
    Justice in 'Merica!

  6. Jeffrey Epstein and his associated billionaires maintained a global child sex trafficking network!
    His associated billionaires live free and clear.
    When will we know the truth?
    Who's investigating?
    Where's interpol? What about RICO?
    Why are billionaires getting a pass?
    Bill Gates and Jeffrey Epstein.
    Leon Black and Jeffrey Epstein.
    Les Wexner and Jeffrey Epstein.
    Prince Andrew and Jeffrey Epstein.
    Bill Clinton and Jeffrey Epstein.
    Hillary Clinton and Jeffrey Epstein.Seems
    Alan Dershowitz and Jeffrey Epstein.

    Seems like the Catholics and their church are far more accountable and contrite than these others.

    Also Muslim, Jews, Protestants, and their institutions and organizations have worse, more troubling issues, related to cle rgy sex abuse, but get little or no exposure.
    The victims' voices must be heard!

  7. In December 2012, the President of the Orthodox Jewish Yeshiva University apologized over allegations that two rabbis at the college's high school campus abused boys there in the late 1970s and early ’80s.[16][17] A later December report in The Forward focused on one Yeshiva University High School for Boys official, Rabbi George Finkelstein, and spoke "to 14 men who sa[id] that Finkelstein abused them while he was employed at [YUHSB] ... from 1968 to 1995". The report also concluded that YU and the governing Orthodox Rabbinical Council of America had known about accusations against Finkelstein for a decade or longer. In addition, "[f]rom the mid 1980s until today ... Y.U. officials and RCA rabbis have dismissed claims or kept them quiet" as Finkelstein went on to be dean of a Florida day school and then to the Jerusalem Great Synagogue.[18] In July 2013, Chancellor Norman Lamm announced his retirement after more than 60 years at the University, and apologized for not responding more assertively when students at Yeshiva University High School for Boys said that two rabbis there had sexually abused them.[19]

  8. U.S. Soldiers Told to Ignore Sexual Abuse of Boys by Afghan Allies
    Dan Quinn was relieved of his Special Forces command after a fight with a U.S.-backed militia leader who had a boy as a sex slave chained to his bed.
    Dan Quinn was relieved of his Special Forces command after a fight with a U.S.-backed militia leader who had a boy as a sex slave chained to his bed.Credit...Kirsten Luce for The New York Times
    By Joseph Goldstein
    Sept. 20, 2015
    KABUL, Afghanistan — In his last phone call home, Lance Cpl. Gregory Buckley Jr. told his father what was troubling him: From his bunk in southern Afghanistan, he could hear Afghan police officers sexually abusing boys they had brought to the base.

    “At night we can hear them screaming, but we’re not allowed to do anything about it,” the Marine’s father, Gregory Buckley Sr., recalled his son telling him before he was shot to death at the base in 2012. He urged his son to tell his superiors. “My son said that his officers told him to look the other way because it’s their culture.”

    Rampant sexual abuse of children has long been a problem in Afghanistan, particularly among armed commanders who dominate much of the rural landscape and can bully the population. The practice is called bacha bazi, literally “boy play,” and American soldiers and Marines have been instructed not to intervene — in some cases, not even when their Afghan allies have abused boys on military bases, according to interviews and court records.

    The policy has endured as American forces have recruited and organized Afghan militias to help hold territory against the Taliban. But soldiers and Marines have been increasingly troubled that instead of weeding out pedophiles, the American military was arming them in some cases and placing them as the commanders of villages — and doing little when they began abusing children.

  9. Gee Albert, not one, not two, but six replies by you for the same article. You’re a broken record, unfortunately no one else has recognized it.

  10. Why is Krasner looking for a new Director of HR? Its posted on local job boards. Did he force the old one out?


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