Tuesday, April 19, 2005
Knowing when to shut up
Well, as many of you know by now, Pope Benedict XVI (nee John Ratzinger) has been named pope. Just one thing to note on the coverage: When the pope walked through the balcony doors to a wildly cheering throng in St. Peter's square, it was one of those thrilling moments that speaks for itself. Or at least you think it would. But not over at ABC, where Charles Gibson gabbed and gabbed and gabbed some more over the entire thing. Even Fox knew to keep quiet. I think Jennings would have done better.