Friday, December 05, 2003

Late Breaking News from The Times


Apparently the Los Angeles Times is the latest media organ to discover that the Holy Father is not 45 years old any more. This article contains the startling news that the Pope is now an old man and not very well and is having the same sort of problems that old men who are not very well tend to have.

This sort of thing has been making the rounds for the past, say, 5 or 6 years. This report, however, is on the front page of this morning's paper. One wonders what The Times is trying to prove here. That's an awful lot of nothing-new for the front page.