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.
R. Albert Mohler Jr.
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