In reference to covering the papal funeral, here's what radical Republican mouthpiece NewsMax had to say
ABC anchorman Peter Jennings, for instance, begged off on making the trek - saying he was "feeling under the weather," according to the New York Post.
And the New York Post
Although the pope's death is arguably the television news story of the year, network news divisions are treating it like just another funeral Mass.
ABC News anchorman Peter Jennings - the last of the Big Three still on the air - was feeling under the weather and stayed home.
So why was Jennings "under the weather"? Because he has cancer. Nice move, guys
Peter Jennings, the chief ABC News anchorman for more than 20 years, has been diagnosed with lung cancer and will begin outpatient treatment next week, the network said Tuesday.