A brief thought on Benedict

I’m not catholic, so changes in the papacy are interesting to me, but not particularly engaging. Unlike some!

But the thing that fascinates me is this.

The sex abuse scandal in the catholic church was well publicised before Benedict. It was old news.

But for some reason, some parties have chosen to try and make it their mission to link Benedict to the scandal and make him responsible for it. They have tried to make it the central theme of his papacy – even though the crimes for the most part happened years ago.

The weird thing is, they succeeded.

Well, that should be weird.

Maybe the media pushing stories that are composed almost entirely of agenda driven spin isn’t that weird after all anymore. I mean, we all saw Obama walk to another election victory, didn’t we?

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