Yesterday when the Pope made remarks on Climate Change the Networks trumpeted it from the highest heights.
However this was not the only newsworthy thing he did:
Just in: Vatican spokesman says Pope Francis has met with Little Sisters of the Poor, who are suing over ACA contraceptive mandate #PopeInDC
— Steven Portnoy (@stevenportnoy) September 24, 2015
Given the Obamacare mandate lawsuit and the President’s statement to the Pope concerning religious freedom, the fact that his government is suing them to force them to violate their faith is ironic, so the Pope’s visit would seem quite newsworthy.
Unless you are NBC
ABC found it much more newsworthy than the others. They decided it was worth two whole sentences!
-NOTED: Yesterday, Pope Francis made an off-the-record visit to the Little Sisters of the Poor to show his support for their fight against the contraception mandate in the Affordable Care Act, ABC’s MEREDITH MCGRAW notes. In late August, the Denver-based 10th Circuit Court of Appeals granted the Little Sisters of the Poor a short-term shelter from the mandate.
That is considerably less coverage that Twitchy managed to give it by 9:51 PM last night.
Given that the idea of the Pope making the republicans uncomfortable has been a constant theme of media coverage you would think that this symbolic move of support for Nuns being sued by the US government might be a tad more newsworthy.
One would almost think the MSM had an agenda when it comes to their coverage of the Pope and this particular Pontifical visit doesn’t fit it.
Update: Somehow Aleteia found time to cover it
The meeting, which was not on the pope’s publicly-released schedule of events, was held just hours after the pontiff met with President Obama at the White House. Father Lombardi did not say where, but he noted that the Little Sisters have a convent near the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, where Pope Francis celebrated a late afternoon Mass. It is likely that he visited the order just after celebrating the liturgy.
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