Props to PBS, Who Did Discuss the Lawsuit, While the Other Networks Slept

Joanne McPortland tipped me off about this in the combox of the post I wrote about the crickets chirping on the other major networks following the biggest religious lawsuit ever. Kudos to PBS, who I lauded last time for hosting Fr. Robert Barron’s Catholicism series as well. In the clip below, host Gwen Iffel queries Wall Street Journal reporter Janet Adamy about the news that the other networks (honorable mention, though, to CBS News) failed to provide to the public. Give it a look,

A creditable job, and lookee there! No cheesy graphics of birth-control pill packages, and stuff.  Our tax dollars at work. It takes a lot to get the word out, that this fight is about religious freedom, not contraceptives,  and it will be up to us to do it. As you recall, the stakes are very high.

  • Joanne K McPortland

    I give bonus point’s to Adamy for neatly deflecting Gwen Ifill’s disingenuous “But the Church and the administration were still negotiating a compromise in good faith, so what happened?” nonsense.

    • Frank Weathers

      Indeed. Nice volley!

  • drea916

    They did a pretty decent job.

  • Contra

    I think that’s the first news coverage I’ve seen that mentioned that a lot of Catholic institutions are self-insured and that the compromise was still forcing them to pay for contraception. Too bad no one actually watches PBS.

    • Frank Weathers

      It’s up to you to share it around. Please do so.