Well it’s the oldest trick in the book. Want to get some attention? Bash the media. They’ll all come running. Which is exactly what the pope is doing. See here. Pope Benedict XVIVIXXXMFCL has gone on a trolling expedition and issued a fatwa [shurely "essay"? ed.] on the press, under the title, “The Media: At the Crossroads between Self-Promotion and Service.” Pope says of the media that “in order to attract listeners and increase the size of audiences, it does not hesitate at times to have recourse to vulgarity and violence, and to overstep the mark.”
Seriously? The Roman Catholic Church, sponsor of the Inquisition and weekly distributor of flesh and blood to millions worldwide, is wringing its hands about violence? Really? And they’re also concerned about vulgarity? Really? Have you seen this dude’s classy red shoes? For that matter, have you ever seen the Vatican? Or St. Peter’s? These are the people who are lecturing us about vulgarity? A bunch of rich gay Italian dudes who raised zillions of dollars by swindling the world’s poorest, dumbest people, then squandered the money building Liberace’s dream palace in Rome? Oh, and they’re also upset because we like to buy iPods and watch dirty movies? And because we don’t care if gay people want to marry each other?
Dear Pope Benedict: Blow me, you prissy old queen.
(Photo courtesy of Burt Hammer, Chickenhawk magazine.)