The Pope Emeritus, what an odd formulation that is, must be gritting his teeth, or laughing out loud, at the type of puff press coverage that his successor is getting. I think the shark, or rather the lamb, was jumped yesterday:
The title of the story that the picture is taken from is:
“Photos Of Pope Francis And Lamb At The Nativity Scene On Epiphany Make Us So Happy”.
An odd title for a piece on the left wing Huffington Post regarding a Catholic pope to be sure, but fairly typical for the type of glowing press coverage that Pope Francis has been getting. What a change from the coverage that Pope Benedict got! If he had snuggled up to a lamb it would have been suggested that he was going to eat it, abuse it or enlist it in the Hitler Youth.
Why the soft focus coverage? PopeWatch believes the answer is obvious. Most of the media opposes traditional Catholic moral teachings regarding abortion, gay marriage, contraception, divorce, and they assume that Pope Francis, if he does not alter these teachings, will at least soft pedal them. PopeWatch assumes, and hopes, that the media is incorrect, and that the press coverage that the Pope receives will soon cease to resemble the coverage that Obama received in 2008.