Reuters On The New Pope

Take a look at this pic and caption lifted directly from Reuters:

“Military honor guard enter the Buenos Aires’ Cathedral past graffiti left by unknown assailants that reads: ‘Universal Nazi Church’ and ‘Benedict addict XVI’ on April 20, 2005. The choice of conservative German Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger as the new Pope divides Latin America, a region where he battled leftist priests and whose poor and hungry often cannot afford to follow Roman Catholic doctrine. Joy was tempered by disappointment the new Pontiff was not from Latin America, home to about half the world’s Catholics. REUTERS/Ricardo Abad-DyN”

Two Things: #1: Note the anti-Christian bias reflected in what they DON’T SAY. There’s no mention of a hate crime here, no worry about bigotry directed at Catholics, no concern of that sort reflected whatsoever in the caption. Can you imagine Reuters having the same attitude if a swastika were painted outside of a black church, a synagogue, or a mosque? Of course not. But when Christians are the ones targeted, well, shrug, who at Reuters cares, right?

#2: What exactly do they mean by the “whose poor and hungry often cannot afford to follow Roman Catholic doctrine” comment? Is this some sort of weird way of applying the same sort of propaganda liberals attack political conservatives with (They’re the party of the rich!) to Catholics? Since when is Catholicism some sort of “Country Club Faith?”

If that’s supposed to be the case, then how does it square with the inconvenient fact that John Hinderaker from Power Line pointed out: “Catholicism is experiencing explosive growth in Latin America, Africa and Asia, while languishing in the more affluent Europe and North America.”

Even Reuters can do better than this…

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