Perhaps this is apocryphal, but apparently there was a reporter assigned to the Holy See by a major news agency who got to Rome and wanted to know where the sea was. It was told as an example of how little the regular media know about spiritual matters.
I wondered about Shepard Smith today on Fox Report, when in the afternoon show he gave a few minutes to today's historic event of the Pope becoming emeritus and instead used his time to mention sex scandals in the church involving boys and priests. Fortunately, there was a guest who set him straight (no pun intended). If he had said gay priests, he could have narrowed it down to a few, but then would have been accused of homophobia. But to be anti-Catholic and condemn a faith of l.2 billion people is OK.
Shepard Smith needs to open a newspaper and see what’s going on in the schools.
I watched his 7 p.m. show on Fox News to see if he’d actually report just the news of this historic day. He did. Maybe he got my e-mail.