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That, and other news, in today’s Political Panorama.

The assault on the media knows no bounds in the presidential campaign, and today came some critical words from the Holy See. Pope Benedict didn’t use the phrase “shame on you,” but he did call for more of an ethical underpinning. And his aim seemed to have been directed more at makers of TV shows and movies, i.e. Hollywood, than the news business.

“While claiming to represent reality, it can tend to legitimise or impose distorted models of personal, family or social life,” Benedict said, according to Reuters.

“Moreover, in order to attract listeners and increase the size of audiences, it does not hesitate at times to have recourse to vulgarity and violence, and to overstep the mark,” he said in a three-page message.

Obama Top Ten: Barack Obama will deliver the Top Ten list on “Late Show with David Letterman” tonight.

Stallone Support: On “Fox & Friends,” Sylvester Stallone endorses John McCain for president. He says, “There’s something about matching the character with the script.”