I predicted on my radio show today that the election of Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger as Pope Benedict XVI will lead to a quick negative turn in the media. It’s already happening. After days of uncritical coverage–something of a free infomercial for the Roman Catholic Church–the media will turn on the new pope as a radical conservative, and will sympathize with liberal Catholic forces who now face their worst papal nightmare. Just look, for example, at this coverage from The New York Times.
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