8,000 Journalists Accredited for Pope Visit

Everyone is calling it the P-P-P for the Pope Press Pass.

Ok...no one is calling it that expect FTVLive. 

But..... If you don't want to hear about the Pope's visit to the U.S., you might want to turn off the TV and not read the newspaper.

Ha! I'm kidding, nobody reads the newspaper anymore.

Word is that 8,000 journalists have been given credentials to cover the Pope's visit which includes stops at the White House, Congress and the United Nations.

In other words, if you don't have a Pope media credential, then what the hell is wrong with you? 

Capital New York writes that, driven by Francis's rock star appeal and the media's once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to report on him in the states, up close and personal, for the first time ever, television networks, print and digital outlets are planning wall-to-wall coverage. There will be web traffic for all. There will be ad dollars in play. And if anyone manages to claim that elusive golden ticket—a rare sit-down interview—they can pretty much thank the heavens for a miracle and call it day.

CNN's Jeff Zucker is holding out hope that his network can land an exclusive interview with his holiness. 

"No pope has ever sat for an extended interview," Zucker told The Hollywood Reporter, "but there hasn’t been a pope like this one.”

Of course if Donald Trump has a rally the same time as CNN's Pope interview, you know who will be bumped.

Sorry Pope, that's just the way CNN does it.