I didn’t post about it yesterday, but isn’t it one of life’s great ironies that Terri Schiavo died the same day a feeding tube was inserted in the Pope? And now it is his turn to meet the Lord. We have Fox News on right now, watching their live coverage of the vigil outside the Vatican as people await the death of Pope John Paul II.
Somewhere, a producer’s squirming in her seat. As they cut to a conference room, presumably for a different press conference, a woman’s voice came in over the Sky Italia audio feed, “Hello…Pope is dead. Hello…Pope is dead.”
The shutters have yet to close (that was to be the public sign for everyone), but evidently something’s happened. From what Fox News said, one of the producers at Sky Italia saw the Pope’s EKG flatline and just blurted it out, not realizing she was telling the whole world. Uh, oops.
The reporters are just blathering on ad infinitum, waiting for something new. The Italian news has reported the death, but the Vatican has yet to close the shutters.
Update: Oops again! He’s only mostly dead. They just said he’s still alive. Good grief, it’s a blessing all those folks in St. Peter’s Square can’t hear this silliness.