He claims to be a Christian, but his first sentence is anything but:
I hate news conferences when television personalities start hunting for sound bites.
Lewis apparently has problems with "television personalities" who want quotes:
Here are some of the questions one television personality asked: How do you define cloning? Is it a sin to vote for this amendment? Is it a sin to vote for this amendment? Is it a sin to vote for this amendment? Why then don't you just say it is a sin to vote for this amendment?
Sigh. Theological illiteracy meets gotcha journalism.
What are the brainstorming sessions like at these television stations? Religious folks oppose this. They must be shouting some irrational hoodoo. Let's catch them.
Lewis also shows his disregard for basic newspaper-writing style.
He notes a conversation with "Greene County Medical Society president John Mihalevich." Mihalevich is a physician. AP style calls for him to be referred to as "Dr. John Mihalevich" on first reference.
Lewis identifies Scarborough as "Rev. Scarborough" on second reference. A definite AP style no-no.
But hey, we shouldn't expect anything better from a guy who begins his column with the words, "I hate." We'd call him a "newspaper personality," but that gives him too much credit. Call him a "newspaper typist."