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Kresta in the Afternoon – May 24, 2021 – Hour 1

Guest Host Matthew Bunson and Teresa Tomeo look at the state of mainstream journalism in the US.


Church News Roundup

Matt Hadro updates us on the Fulton v Philadelphia court case and the state of abortion in the US budget.

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Fulton v Philadelphia

Pro-life leader ‘confident’ Manchin will oppose abortion funding in upcoming budget battles

Matt Hadro is the political reporter for EWTN.


A Bad Week for Journalism   

Last week we saw two prime examples of how bad news reporting can get. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said she will only grant one-on-one interviews to journalists of color and CNNs Chris Cuomo faced criticism for advising his brother, the governor of New York, on how to handle sexual harassment allegations. Teresa Tomeo joins us.

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CNN insider calls Chris Cuomo’s advice to brother on MeToo allegations ‘despicable,’ knocks network’s response

Chris Cuomo’s advice to Gov. Andrew Cuomo crosses a journalistic line

Poynter Institute blasts CNN’s Chris Cuomo for ‘crossing a journalistic line’ with advice to embattled brother

On World Communications Day and the need for personal encounter

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot: I’m only granting one-on-one interviews to journalists of color

Teresa Tomeo is an author, syndicated Catholic talk show host, and motivational speaker with more than 30 years of experience in TV, radio and newspaper and spent 19 of those years working in front of a camera as a reporter/anchor in the Detroit market. In the year 2000, Teresa left the secular media to start her own speaking and communications company, Teresa Tomeo Communications, LLC. Her daily morning radio program, Catholic Connection, is produced by Ave Maria Radio in Ann Arbor, Michigan.


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