I know that Fox & Friends is officially a Fox "opinion" show, so it's exempt from the "fair & balanced" thing that is on the official Fox News logo. But even so, one would hope that Fox "friends" would attempt to impart some objectivity in their reporting of actual news. In the case of Fox & Friends legal analyst, Peter Johnson Jr, that doesn't seem to be the case as he is committed to promoting propaganda from an organization that he serves.
Recently, Johnson vehemently defended the position of the US Council of Catholic Bishops regarding the Obama administration requirement that employers cover the full cost of contraception for their workers. Johnson, a member of the uber super secret squirrel handshake Catholic royalty otherwise known as the Knights of Malta, articulated the bishops' anti-choice talking points almost verbatim. Because Fox & Friends is an opinion show, there was no counterbalance - only the very Catholic Steve Doocy nodding his head and saying oh, yeah. But here's the thing. Johnson is an attorney for the archdiocese of NY. As he discussed, on Fox & Friends, he defended the right of the diocese to close one of their churches - the topic for the segment which was part of Johnson's "Prescription for Truth" series that also included his promotion, on two other shows, of the position of the Catholic bishops vis-a-vis the birth control mandate. He did not, during the contraception discussion, disclose his Catholic connection.
So should, on a "fair & balanced," network, a "decorated" Catholic attorney for the Catholic archdiocese, be discussing topics about which he is, clearly, biased - especially on a segment titled "Prescription for Truth?" Shouldn't he have, before acting as a conduit for the bishops, disclosed his connection to the church. In the interests of presenting the total story, shouldn't he have, at least, mentioned some of the counter arguments rather than push an agenda? Oh, right, this is Fox News which is, allegedly, "fair & balanced."
One more thing. Johnson got to do a special Christmas message which included warm and fussy memories of being a young Catholic. The old joke line used to be "is the Pope Catholic." The new question should be "is Fox News Catholic?"
NOTE TO FOX “NEWS” CATHOLICS
Who in your organization has cheated on their wives? We can name a few. Can you?