"He could possibly have been involved ..."
The writer of the Washington Post's "On Faith" blog has stated on the March 17, 2013 airing of CNN's Reliable Sources political roundtable the Pope Francis "could possibly have been involved in a scandal."
When asked of the difference between a democratic election as in the United States, and a theocratic selection as what recently took place at the Vatican, the Post's Faith editor's exchange was as follows:
"HOWARD KURTZ, HOST: Sally Quinn, it's not like an American political campaign, where you get to vet the candidates in advance and you do the profiles.
Really, nobody knew until the last day when I heard Chris Cuomo on CNN first mention the name of Jorge Bergoglio as a possible Pope, and indeed he was.
SALLY QUINN, WASHINGTON POST EDITOR, FAITH BLOG: Well, you know, the problem with picking somebody unknown like that is that you don't know what his past is, and, you know, he could possibly have been involved in a scandal, too.
I mean, there's no background check in this case. But it does seem to me that he's pretty clear."
Seemingly unaware of the nearly 2,000 year old machinations of a papal conclave, CNN deemed it necessary to text under their camera shot of Quinn the breaking news that the Vatican election was "conducted in secret."
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