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Thursday, 14 March 2013

The Ecstasy of the BBC

BBC News website reporting of the Papal election reminds me of someone in an adjacent hotel room  having multiple orgasms.

Forced to abandon their poster boy, Cardinal Keith O'Brien - who they have tirelessly promoted these past few years - the BBC has thrown itself at  the new Pope. It's a noisy and shameless embrace.

The Independent has picked up that the new Pope is solid behind Argentina's claim to the Malvinas, which ought to give the BBC pause. And The Guardian - though it has run the BBC a close second in Popey frenzy - has been forced (presumably by one of it's own journalists, Hugh O'Shaughnessy) to acknowledge that there are unanswered questions about the new Pope's dealings with the Argentinian junta (the one which invaded the Falklands) - awkward allegations because, if true, they put him in the dock for conspiracy to hide human rights abuses from investigators.

We will see. Anything which dissipates the ecstasy of the BBC would be welcome.

1 comment:

  1. For the Pope, questioning about Argentina will be welcomed if it diverts attention from the corruption and unholy in-fighting in the Vatican.