Baseball Crank
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April 5, 2005
RELIGION: Not Looking Very Hard

I'm still digging out from the combination of work and Opening Day, but this one is a classic, from Powerline on Saturday: the NY Times ran a web obit of Pope John Paul II that included carefully pre-arranged criticisms of the Pope - including from an "eminent Swiss theologian, who was barred by from teaching in Catholic schools because of his liberal views" - but still included a space marked "need some quote from supporter."

Typical Times. How hard, really, is it to find not only a supporter of the pope but one of equal prominence to an "eminent theologian"? The National Review certainly didn't have trouble locating supporters of this pope.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 9:20 AM | Religion | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

This is a howler of a mistake by the Times, but you (and Powerline) seem to be treating it as it if bespeaks some sort of anti-PJP II agenda.

Note that the howler occured on page two of the story. If you read page one was almost all hagiography. If anything, then, the editor's "note to self" requesting even more positive, "supporting" material to balance out the very moderate criticisms shown on page 2 shows up a pro-PJP II bias.

Posted by: Strange Doctrines at April 5, 2005 7:06 PM
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