What do you mean by media? You use the term as if there exists some centralized organization with a dictator and minions. First of all that’s just not true. There is not centralized organization, and there are all types of media. I’m not just talking television and newspaper… There is a Republican, Democratic and, yes, Catholic media.
As a member of the Catholic media, I would say that we definitely are not attacking the Church. Often the opposite, and always trying to clarify the Church’s position, which gets muddled in media outlets that simply don’t understand what the Church teaches. I think it’s very hard to understand Church teaching without a personal and developed relationship with Christ.
Perhaps then you mean the “mainstream media” which tends to be a liberal bunch of folks who get things a bit muddled at times. Maybe also you mean the bad press the Church has received lately. But didn’t the Church deserve some of the bad press received during the sexual abuse crisis? It wasn’t a pretty story, and members of the Church were not always right in their actions. That said, I believe the main stream media has used the abuse crisis to create a sort of “open season” on the Church. Members of the Church did the unthinkable, other members kept information from the public, ergo the Church is a bad organization that lies. While this is not true, I can see why people think so.
So better than coming up with some sort of “conspiracy theory” where all media outlets or even mainstream media outlets are out to get Catholics, would be to react with kindness and compassion toward the media and it’s members. Remember the dictator and minions? That’s what some people think the Church is like. Breeding fear and suspicion on the Catholic side will only strengthen those feelings on the media’s side. Catholics need to continue to show the media what the Church is all about so that misconceptions disappear and trust is restored.