Sunday, May 01, 2005

Brian Saint-Paul sets the record straight

Four Myths About Pope Benedict XVI, by Brian Saint-Paul

He summarizes the four key themes that the media has used to misrepresent the pope. This should not come as such a suprise. Most of the media consider themselves quite reasonable. They also work for institutions that make money by letting consumer goods manufactures advertize their wares. How can they maximize the number of purchasers of Howard Johnsons Baby Shampoo? Simple: Create an artificial conflice between "with it" faithful and an ultraconservative hardliner. It's recycled Star Wars, with Benedict XVI as darth vader and Fr. McBrien as Obi-wan Kenobi (Luke, Leigha, Han and CHewie to be introduced later).

Thank God there are enough Fools like Mr. Saint-Paul that can laugh at the obsurdity of the reasonable. How would we get the truth without them?