Sunday, April 03, 2005

'The first non-Catholic' to be selected pope

Not only are news outlets over-covering this story, they are also getting the facts wrong:
K.J. Lopez on National Review's Corner: "It was just pointed out to me that the aforementioned Christiane [Amanpour] earlier said that John Paul II was 'the first non-Catholic' to be selected pope. Then Shep Smith on Fox referred to St. Matthew's Cathedral (in D.C.) as St. Patrick's. Another reporter on CNN earlier called the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Washington as Washington's National Cathedral (the latter isn't Catholic). Paula Zahn a few minutes ago called President Bush the "pope." The list could go on. Cardinal McCarrick was called Fr. McCormick on CNN, also..."



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