This occurs on all sides - there are plenty of Israelis as well as Arabs who are quick to criticize the Pope's choice of words. To give one example, some Israelis were not happy with the Pope talking about Jews "killed" instead of "murdered" in reference to the Holocaust, although as Batya points out, Yad Vashem uses the even more indirect word "perished."
The news media, however, pretend to have no biases. So when they start interpreting the words of the pontiff, we can see exactly where they are coming from. ... [More]
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
"Selectively hearing the Pope's words"
As the blog Elder of Ziyon notes, "One of the interesting things that occur when the Pope speaks is not only that his words are examined exhanstively, but that the people who interpret his words show their own biases.":