Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Once Upon A Time

Digby spotted a story where a member of the Vatican hierarchy is defending the church in light of a recent scandal and came up with an interesting angle of attack on journalists:

In a rare interview with the Italian Catholic magazine Famiglia Cristiana, Bertone, the Vatican’s secretary of state, accused the media of “intentionally ignoring” the good things the Church does while dwelling on scandals.

“Many journalists are playing the game of trying to imitate Dan Brown,” said Bertone, referring to the best-selling author of novels such as “The Da Vinci Code” and “Angels and Demons”.

“They (journalists) continue to invent fairytales and repeat legends,” he said.

Here’s a guy who works for an organization that makes its living telling fairytales and legends complaining about … oh, never mind. My irony meter is still broken.