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qanda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-10-05 12:34 PM
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Wolf Blitzer "not so sure" liberal CNN host Begala is "a good Catholic"
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Edited on Sun Apr-10-05 12:53 PM by qanda
On the April 8 edition of CNN's Inside Politics, CNN hosts Wolf Blitzer and Judy Woodruff discussed Pope John Paul II's funeral with Crossfire co-hosts Paul Begala and Robert Novak, both Catholics. Blitzer opened the segment by suggesting that while "I'm sure Bob is a good Catholic, I'm not so sure about Paul Begala." In responding to Blitzer, Begala took exception to on-screen text* earlier in the program that characterized many Catholic doctrines as "conservative":

BLITZER: While they were united today in mourning the death of the pope, U.S. Catholics are a diverse group, as illustrated by two of our Crossfire co-hosts, the conservative Robert Novak, the liberal Paul Begala. Both good Catholics -- I don't know "good" Catholics, but both Catholics. I'm sure Bob is a good Catholic, I'm not so sure about Paul Begala.

BEGALA: Well, now, who are you to pass moral judgment on my religion, Mr. Blitzer? My goodness gracious.

BLITZER: All right, go ahead, go ahead.

BEGALA: On the day of my Holy Father's funeral. My eldest son is named John Paul, after the Pope.

BLITZER: So you are a good Catholic?

BEGALA: I'm serious, that annoys me. I don't think anybody should presume that a liberal is not a good Catholic.

(more) http://mediamatters.org/items/200504090001

On Edit (Thanks RevCheesehead):

Please write Wolf and let him hear it!

Here's the link to Wolfie:
http://www.cnn.com/feedback/forms/form4.html?2

Here's the link to Inside Politics:
http://www.cnn.com/feedback/forms/form5.html?6

And here's the link to CNN:
http://www.cnn.com/feedback/cnntv /


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