April 02, 2005

NY Times needs to hunt for Papal supporter

The New York Times, like newspapers all over the world, provided coverage of the death of Pope John Paul II, but, as noted by PowerLine, they seem to have had problems finding coverage from a supporter of the Pontiff.

Even as his own voice faded away, his views on the sanctity of all human life echoed unambiguously among Catholics and Christian evangelicals in the United States on issues from abortion to the end of life.

need some quote from supporter

John Paul II's admirers were as passionate as his detractors, for whom his long illness served as a symbol for what they said was a decrepit, tradition-bound papacy in need of rejuvenation and a bolder connection with modern life.

Sound unbelievable? Yeah, it did to me too -- that is until I saw the screenshot that PowerLine was able to grab before the Times changed the page to remove the "offending" line.

And while we're talking about "offending" folks over the Pope, Michelle Malkin has a rundown of the kinds of things that have popped up in the mainstream media that have irked folks, from CBS' carriage of the Final Four pregame show over coverage of the Pope's death, to an article in the New York Press last month that offensively talked about the "52 funniest things about the upcoming death of the pope," among other things.

Posted by mhking at April 2, 2005 09:43 PM

I read a comment to a post somewhere (don't remember which blog) by someone who is actually happy that CBS stuck with something they do well -- basketball coverage -- rather than give us their wacky slant on the Pope's legacy. I'll second that.

Posted by: Tuning Spork at April 3, 2005 07:22 PM
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