Monday, April 04, 2005
Start of Something Downright Miniscule
The news is awash with popephanalia. Pope this, pope that. Enough is enough already. CNN has got its tallons into his carcass and won't let go. Here in godless Europe -- "new Europe", that is, according to Mr. Rumsfeld, the Czech Republic -- things aren't that bad, but bad enough. Actually, the Czechs are the biggest atheists on the continent, and many quite proud of the distinction. On a radio talk show, an irritated elderly caller asked what all the fuss is about, the Pope was 84, had a long life that ran its course, longer than most. In future posts, I hope to share some of my thoughts on the way media work. I think I may have something to offer on that.