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fear stalks Africa

By Diogenes (bio - articles ) | Sep 29, 2009

The poor people of Africa face many grave dangers: Hunger. War. Natural disaster. AIDS. Now Tanya Gold, writing in The Guardian, has identified another.

First a bit of background. Tanya Gold doesn't like the Pope. She is, she tells us, "repelled" by the prospect of a papal visit to Great Britain. She wants everyone else to share her contempt for the Vicar of Christ, so she pulls out all the stops in a feverish denunciation. This sort of column would be classified as "hate speech" if it were aimed at any target other than the Catholic Church. Then again, if it had any other target the column wouldn't be published in the Guardian

Casting aside any sense of propriety, Gold launches into her attack with a fiery zeal that would cause any ordinary practitioner of yellow journalism to rub his eyes and reach for the jug in his desk drawer. The Pope, she tells her readers, coddles pedophiles and hates women and drives gays to suicide and treads on corpses. (The bit about treading on corpses might have been just a rhetorical flourish. It's hard to say.) 

Now you know something about Tanya Gold. Ready to learn about the new menace in Africa? 

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