I sent this email to CBS News this morning after watching their segment on the upcoming conclave. I think, though, that any newscast who wants to be credible should listen to what I'm saying. Even if you don't like what the Catholic Church teaches you should still care to report the news acurately. It's your job.
To whom it may concern,
When you revamped CBS News This Morning I switched from being a long time, loyal watcher of The Today Show to you. I have been very impressed with your reporting. I am not able to watch every day but try to check in at least a little. Also, I love the Eye Opener.
But today I am wondering just how reliable and credible you are as my main source of world and national news. Your papal experts this morning were a JOKE. A Baptist from the Huffington Post? Seriously? And a "nun" who mostly cares about never-gonna-happen ordination of women? It seems to me if you really cared about factual and responsible journalism you would have gotten orthodox Catholics - men and women who love the Church and are faithful to Her teachings.
NBC was smart enough to hire Fr. Robert Barron - an actual, educated, orthodox Catholic priest, but he's not the only one out there. Allow me to suggest Thomas Peters, Brandon Vogt, Lisa Hendey, Fr. Dwight Longenecker, Raymond Arroyo, Elizabeth Scalia, Sr. Helena Burns, or Archbishop Chaput. They are all educated, orthodox, informed Catholics.
If you can't get something this easy correct I wonder how badly you're screwing everything else up.
a member of the Catholic Diocese of Peoria
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