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Networks Hype Obama's 'Special Bond' With the Pope, Downplay Disagreements
MRC ^ | 3/27/2014 | Kyle Drennen

Posted on 03/28/2014 7:34:51 AM PDT by Cheerio

Thursday's network morning shows tripped over themselves in their rush to fawn over President Obama meeting Pope Francis for the first time at the Vatican. At the top of ABC's Good Morning America, co-host Robin Roberts touted how the President "feels a special bond with the Pontiff." On NBC's Today, chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd spoke of an "ideological comfort level" between the two leaders, while on CBS This Morning, White House correspondent Major Garrett described their "genuine connection." [Listen to the audio]

While ABC, NBC, and CBS provided a combined 14 minutes 30 seconds of coverage to the papal meeting on Thursday, only 2 minutes 21 seconds of that air time referred to the fundamental disagreements between Obama and the Pope on a host of issues. Instead, the morning broadcasts chose to play up the "common ground" between the two men on issues of "income inequality" and "social justice."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: media; obama; pope
the President "feels a special bond with the Pontiff."

Little boy king Barry hoping a "selfie" with Pope will assist in turing around his sinking poll ratings. The WH has given the propaganda marching orders for coverage. I am sure that special bond includes the murder of 55,000,000+ unborn babies in America since Roe v Wade.

The only common bond the two have is they both like "SPREADINH THE WEALTH"
1 posted on 03/28/2014 7:34:51 AM PDT by Cheerio
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To: Cheerio
I wonder how the Pope feels having met the messiah?

Yes...it sarcasm.

2 posted on 03/28/2014 7:36:44 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Cheerio

Special bond? I sincerely doubt that Pope Francis has any ‘special bond’ with the man who voted 3 times AGAINST legislation that would protect babies who survived abortion from being killed. Any ‘special bond’ might be that the Pope may pray for the salvation of Obama’s severely compromised soul if only Obama would repent.


3 posted on 03/28/2014 7:39:24 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Cheerio
THIS was a real bond:


4 posted on 03/28/2014 7:39:26 AM PDT by Slyfox (When Jesus sees a momma holding her little baby, it reminds him of his own momma.)
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To: Cheerio

Is a “special bond” anything like a treasury bond? Is Obama hitting up the Pope for a special collection next Sunday for morally and fiscally bankrupt countries?


5 posted on 03/28/2014 7:41:08 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: Slyfox

Sad to say but all the work those two did plus Margaret Thatcher might have been all done in vain.


6 posted on 03/28/2014 7:43:36 AM PDT by dowcaet
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To: Cheerio
Obama's 'Special Bond' With the Pope

Special bond:
The Pope is pleasant and kind;
Obama likes people who are pleasant and kind.

He thinks they are fools to do his bidding.

7 posted on 03/28/2014 7:43:58 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: dowcaet
Not necessarily. We know the truth. They taught us that truth that was intended to sustain us through the darker days, which we are presently in.

They can't be here physically with us right now but their truth still pervades.

8 posted on 03/28/2014 7:50:37 AM PDT by Slyfox (When Jesus sees a momma holding her little baby, it reminds him of his own momma.)
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To: mass55th

More like the pope meeting Lucifer.


9 posted on 03/28/2014 7:52:12 AM PDT by anoldafvet (If you think the government is capable of taking care of you, just look at the indian tribes)
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To: Slyfox

Time for an exorcism of the Vatican, just in case.


10 posted on 03/28/2014 7:52:38 AM PDT by Patriotic1 (Dic mihi solum facta, domina - Just the facts, ma'am)
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To: Slyfox

I agree with what you’re saying but our world leaders today have nowhere near the vision, strength, and fortitude those three had.


11 posted on 03/28/2014 7:52:59 AM PDT by dowcaet
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To: Cheerio

The fact of the matter is that this president feels a special bond with the mainstream media in this country. And its no wonder; they spin all stories in his favor.

The MSM is Public Enemy #1. They are corrupt enablers of an out-of-control administration. They have put their liberal sympathies ahead of the interests of the country.


12 posted on 03/28/2014 8:06:32 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Cheerio
I'm surprised the MSM headlines don't read:

Pontiff seeks counsel with Obama over biblical interpretations.

13 posted on 03/28/2014 8:12:43 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Cheerio

THE DEVIL AND DANIEL WEBSTER


14 posted on 03/28/2014 8:19:05 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: Cheerio

A “come to Jesus” moment for the pope...


15 posted on 03/28/2014 8:19:39 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: Starboard
The MSM is Public Enemy #1.

I agree. They foisted this fraud on us, and they do all in their power to prop him up. Obama could never have been elected without the non-stop slobbering exultation of the MSM crowd.
That, and the MSM's non-stop 24/7 'celebration' of the Sodomite sin condition -- certainly makes them Public Enemy #1.

16 posted on 03/28/2014 8:21:26 AM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: El Cid

If the MSM would do its job (i.e., asking hard/probing questions of political leaders of both parties and being skeptical about government’s intentions) the country would be in a much better state. They are supposed to be vigilent watchdogs, and be willing to bite anyone who deceives. Instead they are guardians of the liberal agenda.

IMHO an independent, objective press is essential to a functioning democracy. I doubt that concept is taught in J schools today.


17 posted on 03/28/2014 8:31:20 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Cheerio

http://www.news.va/en/news/vatican-statement-on-meeting-of-pope-francis-and-p

Vatican statement on meeting of Pope Francis and President Obama

(Vatican Radio) The Vatican Press Office has released a statement on Thursday morning’s meeting between Pope Francis and U.S President Barack Obama. The statement notes that the two leaders discussed “current international themes” and expressed the hope that “in areas of conflict there would be respect for humanitarian and international law and a negotiated solution between the parties involved.”

The statement goes on to say that in the context of bilateral relations between the U.S. and the Holy See, the Pope and the President discussed “questions of particular relevance for the Church in that country, such as the exercise of the rights to religious freedom, life and conscientious objection, as well as the issue of immigration reform.” Finally the statement notes that Pope Francis and President Obama spoke of a “common commitment to the eradication of human trafficking.


18 posted on 03/28/2014 8:58:32 AM PDT by Ex-Pat in Mex
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To: TexasCajun
I'm surprised the MSM headlines don't read: Pontiff seeks counsel with Obama over biblical interpretations.



There is still time.
19 posted on 03/28/2014 8:59:32 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Starboard
The MSM is Public Enemy #1.



What the media has done to this country - in concert with the ed system - truly is s crime of unmentionable proportions.
20 posted on 03/28/2014 9:04:31 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Cheerio

outed how the President “feels a special bond with the Pontiff.

Now that there is funny.........


21 posted on 03/28/2014 9:11:12 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2014 and the Crusades 2014?)
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To: dowcaet
I agree with what you’re saying but our world leaders today have nowhere near the vision, strength, and fortitude those three had.

So, we have to chose who we will follow. We have the memory of the best. We have George Washington and all of our Founders, including the ones of most recent memory - everyone who did their best to represent the Truth.

We have the freedom to chose who we will follow.

22 posted on 03/28/2014 9:26:02 AM PDT by Slyfox (When Jesus sees a momma holding her little baby, it reminds him of his own momma.)
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To: Cheerio

LIEberals LIE!

Ophonybama is a LIEberal.

He’s lying!


23 posted on 03/28/2014 9:44:54 AM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: Cheerio

The Pope would do well to not even acknowledge the baby killing obama’s existence.


24 posted on 03/28/2014 9:49:52 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (God is not the author of confusion. 1 Cor 13: 33)
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