ABC Relegates Pope’s Comments on Life, Marriage in Speech to Vague References

Curtis Houck | September 24, 2015
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In the litany of network news coverage Thursday night on Pope Francis’s address to Congress, ABC’s World News Tonight largely stayed away from the Pope’s comments about abortion and traditional marriage by relegating them to vague references while CBS and NBC did their due diligence and mentioned them amidst their continued obsession over the Pope’s liberal positions.

During a mangled newscast where anchor David Muir paused to bring in the entire country for an ABC News Special Report on the Pope’s parade down New York’s 5th Avenue and arrival at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Muir and chief foreign correspondent Terry Moran finally turned to the Pope’s address at the 6:50 p.m. mark.

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