And now some fresh pickings from the Political Grapevine…
The big story Monday that 43 Catholic institutions across the country have filed more than a dozen lawsuits against the Obama administration was pretty much absent from the network evening newscasts.
Neither NBC Nightly News nor ABC World News included any mention of the legal fight specifically targeting the president’s health care law and the HHS contraception mandate that the plaintiffs say is a threat to religious freedom.
CBS Evening News spent 19 seconds on the subject — a significant legal action by a cross-section of Catholic institutions against an administration in an election year.
Media Research Center President Brent Bozell said quote — “If this isn’t ‘news’ then there’s no such thing as news.”
A status update for Facebook’s troubled initial public offering could be described as “it’s complicated.”
Facebook stock fell again today, down $11-a-share from Friday’s high as questions mount over the company’s financial prospects and ability to grow fast enough to meet the hype surrounding its stock.
Meanwhile, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has changed his relationship status to married, tying the knot over the weekend to his college sweetheart.
However, the social networking site apparently can become a problem for couples. A recent survey out of the United Kingdom says more than a third of divorce filings last year contained the word Facebook.
To the LGBT Rescue
And has Superman been hiding a super secret?
DC Comics raised eyebrows today by announcing plans to “out” one of its major superheroes next month as openly gay.
Insiders say it will be an existing well-known character previously assumed to be straight. Some of DC Comics iconic characters include Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the Green Lantern.