Oops: CBS report states that John the Baptist was at the Crucifixion

Heckuva job, CBS.

In its Sunday morning broadcast, the network aired a segment on Mary, mother of Jesus. Unfortunately, it seems the fact-checkers were off for the Easter Holiday. During her report, Martha Teichner stated that John the Baptist was present at the Crucifixion. Had Teichner checked her Bible, she might have noticed that his preexisting condition would have made his presence highly unlikely:


To its credit, CBS updated its video and transcript and issued a correction:

EDITOR’S NOTE: An earlier version of this story mis-identified the possible “beloved disciple” as John the Baptist.

Hopefully CBS will be more careful the next time around.

(Hat tip: Get Religion)



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  • $20053871

    Perhaps he sent CHER to stand in for him. They looked a lot alike.

  • notenoughtime

    Not onexpected when professionals are no longer hired and anyone can be given be a job with little or no knowledge or experience. The mindset is not to be factual but to put out nonsense and then have an “oops” moment. My 15 year old can research better than what goes for a professional journalist.

  • kateorjane

    picky, picky, picky. No doubt CBS figures one John is the same as the next one for us Bible thumpers.

    • shimauma

      The difference being that “us Bible thumpers” know better. CBS and their obama worshipping cohorts would like to rewrite the scriptures if they could. They would make sure Noah built the Ark to save animals for “environmental” reasons, and that Sodom and Gomorrah were only destroyed because they were full of “intolerant right wingers”.

      • Brian Roastbeef

        I had a religion professor actually claim proudly that the sin for which Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed was “lack of hospitality.” Funny how the word “sodomy” doesn’t mean “lack of hospitality.” Rather, the residents of Sodom were all too enthusiastic to be overly hospitable to any man that came along…

        They don’t need to rewrite the scriptures. They already do a thorough enough job twisting and bastardizing what is already there.

        Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord. – Amos 8:11

    • KJ

      We’re all infidels anyway. So in the words of the not-so-great Hillary Clinton: what difference does it make? CBS doesn’t care. Religion has nothing to do with journalism. But hey, CBS doesn’t really have anything to do with journalism….

  • SpaceRacer423

    I can forgive Martha Teichner for not knowing her Bible,

    she’s a lib after all.

    However she’s a lib, she MUST be held accountable for not knowing Oscar Wilde’s “Salome.”

  • Emily B

    They can’t read the Bible to check their facts because they might be forced to change their beliefs. And they prefer to stick with their lies.

    • shimauma

      also they are afraid if they touch a Bible, their hands will burst into flames.

    • Juanita Outlaw-Bedford


  • redrooster8

    Bless her little heart.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stephanie-Warren/100001648091118 Stephanie Warren

    *dies laughing*

  • http://www.facebook.com/richard.jefferies.96 Richard Jefferies

    Everyone knows the John at the cross was not John the Baptist. Well, apparently they don’t.

  • Scott Carroll

    I think I will start a new hashtag about this. Ladies and gentlemen, I proudly unveil….#CBSSundayDivinitySchool. I learned that Moses built the Ark to escape slavery in Canaan from #CBSSundayDivinitySchool

  • CatHerder

    You mean it wasn’t John the Methodist?

  • peteee363

    does obamacare cover beheadings?

    • http://www.black-and-right.com/ Ice Cold Troll

      Allah akbar. it will!

  • NumbuhOne

    Fortunately for CBS and Martha Teichner, they screwed up a reference involving Christianity. If it had been a similar error involving the religion of peace, there could’ve been dire, life threatening consequences.

  • bo1921

    John the Baptist was at the Crucifixion – in Spirit.

  • Brian Roastbeef

    This isn’t so much ignorance as it is that these proud little statists don’t want to believe what has been written about Herod Antipas and his wife. Absolutists never overreact when someone dares to speak truth to power, and dictators’ wives are never entitled and vindictive.

    Now everybody stop being all racist about this already.

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  • Peyton

    The only reason they even knew of John the Baptist was from watching the History Channel.

  • grais

    John the Baptist…he’s the one who outlawed dancing, right?
    ; )

  • TocksNedlog

    If only there was a BOOK they could have consulted . . .

    • KJ

      Yah… Like THE book, “Dreams From My Father”. Just typing in the title makes me misty-eyed. Yah, right. Its pages aren’t fit to line a birdcage floor.

  • AZWarrior

    I’m a “heathen” and even I knew that. 😮

  • KJ

    The MSM has obscured or simply chooses to ignore facts relating to Obama and his administration. And now we discover that they can’t correctly report the crucifixion of Christ, one of the most significant events in the history of man. Is it any wonder that these idiots are in the tank for Obama? They can’t get anything right.

  • http://twitter.com/danwesson2009 Cato the Elder

    Not surprising that so called journalists can’t be bothered to fact check.

  • . .

    Where was CBS and Walter Cronkite before the BIG BANG?

  • froggy19510

    CBS report states that John the Baptist was at the Crucifixion

    CBS. As accurate as ever.

  • dukestreet

    Ah, great journalism there, I guess they thought there are no Christians around any more. So, they don’t have to check their facts. Mainstream media has not been trustworthy for a long time.