[More in the cross-post on the MRC's NewsBusters blog.]
On the 6 June 2014 edition of CNN Newsroom, Kyra Phillips boosted the latest musing of feminist blogger Amanda Marcotte, who deplored Pope Francis's recent advice to married couples to have children instead of going childless and owning pets instead. Phillips let the leftist writer assert that "the very notion that I'm anti-Catholic is completely ridiculous," but omitted the 2007 scandal where Marcotte had to leave John Edwards's campaign for a vulgar anti-Catholic screed.
The anchor also made it clear that she sympathized with her guest's pro-contraception, pro-population control column for The Daily Beast on Friday:
KYRA PHILLIPS: Well, and there were a number of other things I was thinking about, right? The reality of loveless marriages, okay? There's people that can't have kids; the fact that the animals – you know, look, I know a lot of people where their animals bring them so much love and comfort and balance in their lives. So, do you think that you would like to see him come back and, maybe, address some of these realities and how that might have made people feel?