CBS Highlights Liberal Catholic Faculty Attacking Boehner on the Poor

Saturday's The Early Show on CBS gave attention to a number of liberal faculty members at Catholic University who, in a letter, questioned House Speaker John Boehner's Catholic credentials on helping the poor ahead of the Ohio Republican's speech at the university's commencement.

CBS's Betty Nguyen noted that "not everyone" at the university "is looking forward to" his speech, and recounted that some faculty members accused Boehner of having "one of the worst records in Congress on programs for the poor," as the liberal professors recommended that he "re-familiarize himself" with the church's teachings.

On the May 14 The Early Show, CBS's Nguyen read:

Speaker of the House John Boehner is delivering the commencement address at Catholic University today, but not everyone at the Washington, D.C., school is looking forward to it. A letter signed by dozens of faculty members says Boehner has one of the worst records in Congress on programs for the poor. It also asks Boehner, who is a Catholic, to re-familiarize himself with church teachings on the subject.

-Brad Wilmouth is a news analyst at the Media Research Center