Chris Cuomo zings media on papal conclave: ‘Largely have no clue’

Chris Cuomo zings media on papal conclave: ‘Largely have no clue’!/ChrisCuomo/status/311159827877486592

They really do not have a clue! Ah, nothing like an inadvertent zinger. CNN’s Chris Cuomo has been covering the papal conclave.

This is where like 50 media outlets cram to cover #conclave…

— Chris Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) March 11, 2013

Along with many other members of the media from across the globe.

The Mass that will precede the conclave is open to the public. Press access necessarily limited, since 5,600 journalists here so far.

— Greg Erlandson (@GregOSV) March 11, 2013

Cuomo explains his “no clue” tweet.

@rluquis29 I hear u…the job is to balance the need to report with reporting only what you need to know. We are trying to get it right 🙂

— Chris Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) March 11, 2013

@mariaperron1 I have been reading/hearing similar things, but only the cards know and they ain’t talkin’. Makes it tough to cover! exciting!

— Chris Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) March 11, 2013

It’s especially tough to cover when one knows nothing about it, as prescient Twitter users already predicted.

News reports indicate Pope Benedict is Catholic and apparently quite serious about it.

— Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) February 11, 2013

Lacking papal equivalent of Almanac of American Politics, Twitter journos forced to admit they know fuck all about most things.

— Brian Beutler (@brianbeutler) February 11, 2013

I expect the U.S. media to cover Roman Catholicism about as well as it does the American South.

— Andrew Exum (@abumuqawama) February 11, 2013

The secular US media talk about the #conclave is amusing at best, they have no clue, remember fellow Catholics to pray for the Cardinals.

— Frank Moley (@fpmoles) March 6, 2013

This Twitter user summed it up in her response to Mr. Cuomo.

@chriscuomo The media is so clueless when it comes to things like this they are probably getting their info on Google as we speak!

— Jo Ann M. (@JoAnn0924) March 11, 2013

Heh. Don’t forget the Google glasses!

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