Extra! It now turns out that New England Cable News had the story about the Vatican document on July 28 -- a day earlier than the Worcester Telegram & Gazette and the Lawrence Eagle-Tribune. Click here and watch "Church Critics Seek Charges."
Okay, let's get this out of the way once and for all: Media Log does not rule out the possibility that another news org reported this even before NECN. Hey, maybe someone even reported it in 1962!
And not only did CBS News not "uncover" this, but we now know that its Wednesday report wasn't even "the first time that this has been reported on television," as CBS spokeswoman Sandy Genelius told me yesterday.