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A paragon of bad taste

By Diogenes (articles ) | Apr 04, 2005

Even in announcing the death of a Pope beloved throughout the world, the New York Times manages an ill-mannered dig, promoting the liberal agenda.

In the last few weeks before his death, he deteriorated to the point where he seemed, as his spokesman once said, to be 'a soul pulling a body' - an example, his supporters said, of the dignity of old age and the value of suffering. Some critics said it was a symbol of a papacy in need of rejuvenation.
Some critics: they are not named. Obviously they're the ones the Times correspondent has been talking to-- the ones who don't want to give their names.

Now here's my question: How many of those critics are below retirement age themselves? How many are the tired old anti-warhorses of the 1960? How many of them could stand a bit of rejuvenation? And how many of those "critics," who pride themselves on their appeal to the younger generation, are still waiting for the kids to join in singing Kumbaya-- and wondering why there were tens of thousands of teenagers in St. Peter's Square, praying, all weekend?

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  • Posted by: Gil125 - Apr. 05, 2005 7:42 PM ET USA

    The old newsman lets you in on a secret: oftener than not, when a reporter says something like, "observers say," or, "some people say" or, as here, "some critics say," they are really saying, "I think..." but am not allowed to say so.

  • Posted by: John J Plick - Apr. 04, 2005 11:31 PM ET USA

    Some critics: they are not named. Obviously they're the ones the Times correspondent has been talking to-- the ones who don't want to give their names. I would say that in a certain context it is a "good" time for worldly men to hide... or at least keep their heads low... But the strategy will not endure the test of time... I would imagine that they might think that if they "hide" from the Pope God will not see them... How very, very sad...

  • Posted by: AveMaria580 - Apr. 04, 2005 11:36 AM ET USA

    Fr Benedict Groeschel commenting on the way young people flocked to Pope John Paul said that some predicted that he would lose the young people. Fr. Groeschel said that the young people flocked to John Paul II, it was the baby boomer generation that dropped out. Some of them seem not to have dropped out far enough. We still have had to listen to their whining about their private agendas.

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