Well, it is true that of the networks whose coverage I have monitored lately, CNN is the most disappointing. I really didn't need to hear Joan Chittister this morning informing us that the Holy Father represents the theology of the 13th century... (And she represents...?) I like a lot of Chittister's reflective work, and her book on suffering is one I recommend to anyone in pain. Well, maybe CNN edited out her nuancing.
And last night on Fox, was it Bill O'Reilly being so obnoxious about the Pope?
On the brighter side, however, there is a website (sponsored by the Daughters of St. Paul...) with a kind of sum-up of information on John Paul's life and pontificate. It is a great reference point for fact-checkers and for non-Catholics who may not have followed much of his life, travels and teachings or who don't have a clue about papal elections: www.johnpaulpapacy.com. Please spread the word!