ABC News has this headline up on a news story:
Only God Can Fire Pope Benedict After Scandals
Irish Singer Sinead O’Connor and Journalist Christopher Hitchens Call for Investigation
While stories should be written concerning the sex abuse scandal there are responsible and irresponsible ways to do so. This is the most irresponsible way to handle the story. (So far)
We’ve got an atheist who hates the Pope and a washed up singer who hates the Pope calling for an investigation into the Pope whom they both hate. Seriously? That’s news. Give me a break. This has got to be the stupidest headline I’ve ever seen and the stupidest story.
I read the headline to Patrick and he asked if I was reading “The Onion.”
So when ABC wonders why its ratings are declining, I hope they think of this story.
For some responsible coverage of the story, read Kathryn Lopez.