Pope: Morning ‘Paper Critiques

By Brian 

> Chicago Tribune: Cable news featured “endless hours of discussion on his likely medical state and the broader lessons of his suffering. As with the Terri Schiavo case, cable’s newly prominent brigade of television doctors had a major role, strikingly akin to that played by retired generals during war coverage.”

> Arizona Republic: “What was most notable about the coverage” — compared to the Schiavo case — “was what it lacked: argument…The idiotic back-and-forth shouting matches between political puppets parroting the party line that have come to define “coverage” of any major event simply didn’t happen here.”

> Houston Chronicle: A school of theology prof says the media confusion is
and compared it to “sitting in a hospital waiting room and first being told a loved one had died and then being told it was just a mistake.”