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Posts Tagged ‘Pat Robertson’

CBN Wishes Webb ‘God’s Richest Blessings’

It’s not often that God’s richest blessings are offered in a network news release. Then again this is the Christian Broadcasting Network.

Longtime news anchor Lee Webb is leaving at the end of the month.  Gordon Robertson, CBN’s CEO, announced the news today. Webb is leaving CBN to join Dr. R.C. Sproul and his organization, Ligonier Ministries in Sanford, Fla., where he has accepted the post of Vice President of Broadcasting. Replacing him is John Jessup, who has worked with CBN since 2003, where he has reported on Capitol Hill from the Washington, D.C. Bureau and filed stories for the 700 Club. With his promotion, the news segment will now be anchored live from Washington.

CBN’s Founder and Chairman, Pat Robertson, said in a release, “Lee Webb has brought grace and professionalism to every aspect of our news.  He is a consummate professional, a dedicated Christian and a wonderful family man.  We wish him God’s richest blessings in his new place of service.”

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Fictional News Anchor Sits On Hot Story in ABC’s ‘Scandal’

Before a holiday hiatus ABC’s political drama “Scandal” left us hanging with the fictional President Fitzgerald Grant fighting for his life in the hospital and his conniving vice president assuming the position as commander in chief. The second season resumed last night with a conspiracy to return power to the president, despite him still being in a coma.

As part of the plot, Olivia Pope, a crisis manager, asks one of her aides to tip off a popular cable news show host that Pope was seen leaving the hospital where the president is staying.

“You have to give me something, anything. Off the record at least,”  Kimberley Mitchells, the cable news host, says to Pope after tracking her down.

“He’s in remarkable shape,” Pope lies to Mitchells about President Grant. “But he’s not going to go public until the [gunshot] wound on his head is a little more healed, until the hair grows back.” Pope adds that the first lady “thinks he’s a little vain.”

Even if it was off the record, it’s a microscopic detail that today’s news media would latch onto and publish quicker than Pat Robertson can offend… well, anyone, assuming they’re able to hear him talk.

But no. Mitchells holds onto the story, waiting instead for the chance to interview the first lady about it.

Here’s how it would happen in real life… Read more