By Diogenes (articles ) | May 10, 2010 5:51 PM
When one influential cardinal openly criticizes another, that's a legitimate headline story. The question is what the headline should say.
The facts are not in dispute. The Archbishop of Vienna criticized the cardinal who was the #2 man at the Vatican, the Secretary of State, until Pope Benedict replaced him.
So if you wanted to be accurate, you'd write a headline something like this:
Former ranking Vatican official mishandled abuse complaints, says Archbishop of Vienna
Then again, if you wanted to take a cheap shot at the Pope, implying that he was ultimately responsible (even though the story clearly indicated otherwise), you might use this:
Archbishop of Vienna accuses one of Pope’s closest aides of abuse cover-up
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Posted by: John J Plick -
May. 12, 2010 11:54 AM ET USA
You (and much of the Church) are playing a psychological shell game, Diogenes. When you are caught in sin it is best to admit it, and not play the victim.
Posted by: paul20105493 -
May. 11, 2010 1:55 PM ET USA
SentimentalGent, I couldn't have said it better.
Posted by: SentimentalGent -
May. 10, 2010 9:51 PM ET USA
I didn't find it necessary to look. Don't need to take a manhole off a sewer to find out if it smells down there.