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CNN Sanitizes Blogger Post Calling for Early Death of Benedict XVI
Inside Politics - CNN | governsleast governsbest

Posted on 04/19/2005 1:39:37 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

A few minutes ago, CNN's Inside Politics aired its daily blog segment, and the focus was naturally on reaction to the election of Benedict XVI.

One of the hostettes cited a blog entry from "a gay man in Tennessee," and his entry could be seen on the screen. The hostette read the part in which the man wrote something to the effect "leave it to the Church to find someone to the right of JPII. Can't wait till he starts bashing women, gays, etc."

But the CNN hostette conveniently failed to read the remainder of the man's post, which astute viewers could see on the screen:

"The good news is that Ratzinger is 78 and should die soon."

I would say that this kind of vile sentiment is at least as newsworthy as this man's musings on Benedict's policy positions. Yet CNN chose to suppress it. Gee, I wonder why?


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1 posted on 04/19/2005 1:39:40 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Typical.


2 posted on 04/19/2005 1:41:11 PM PDT by MisterRepublican
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

This stupid hostette should get her walking papers, pronto.


3 posted on 04/19/2005 1:41:46 PM PDT by Palladin (Proud to be a FReeper!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Re: " Can't wait till he starts bashing women, gays, etc"

You know the funny thing is I can't either. It is a wonderful thing when you can agree with your opponents now and again. Nothing like common ground to bridge the gap.


4 posted on 04/19/2005 1:42:59 PM PDT by Mark in the Old South (Sister Lucia of Fatima pray for us)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Not surprising.


5 posted on 04/19/2005 1:43:50 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper ("Stupidity is also a gift of God, but one mustn't misuse it" - Pope John Paul II)
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To: Mark in the Old South

heh...good post


6 posted on 04/19/2005 1:44:01 PM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Look what I found on the Yahoo message boards...

http://news.messages.yahoo.com/bbs?action=m&board=37138445&tid=afpvaticanpopename&sid=37138445&mid=1


7 posted on 04/19/2005 1:44:20 PM PDT by WinOne4TheGipper (Democratic Underground- where dim wits go to be impressed by the intellect of half wits.)
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To: Palladin

Why? For something some Liberal goober behind a keyboard in Tennessee said on a blog?


8 posted on 04/19/2005 1:44:38 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper ("Stupidity is also a gift of God, but one mustn't misuse it" - Pope John Paul II)
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To: Mark in the Old South

LOL.

Reminds me of something that happened yesterday or the day before on Crossfire. The Dem consultant said the best thing that could happen for Dems would be if Delay stayed in office [presumably so they could use him as a whipping boy], and the very bright black GOP consultant said "you know, for once, we agree. I also think the best thing that could happen would be for Delay to stay!"


10 posted on 04/19/2005 1:45:27 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (Watching the Today Show since 2002 so you don't have to.)
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To: WinOne4TheGipper

Big deal, there would have been moaners and whiners no matter who it had been. Had it been someone as repugnant as Ward Churchill, we would have never heard the end of it in the MSM.


11 posted on 04/19/2005 1:46:14 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper ("Stupidity is also a gift of God, but one mustn't misuse it" - Pope John Paul II)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; netmilsmom; Diogenesis; YaYa123; MEG33; ...

CNN Inside Politics ping to the Today Show ping list.


12 posted on 04/19/2005 1:46:28 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (Watching the Today Show since 2002 so you don't have to.)
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To: WinOne4TheGipper

The fact that they're howling in such agony is indicative that the Holy Father is the right man for the job. It is the duty of conservative Catholics to draw around the Holy Father in a ring of steel and defend him against the slander and ill wishes he's receiving.

Regards, Ivan


13 posted on 04/19/2005 1:47:31 PM PDT by MadIvan (One blog to bring them all...and in the Darkness bind them: http://www.theringwraith.com/)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Did anyone hear the CNN pundit say this Pope has "baggage".


14 posted on 04/19/2005 1:48:55 PM PDT by Saundra Duffy ( Theresa Marie SCHINDLER - We will NEVER FORGET! - IMPEACH JUDGE GREER!!!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
"The good news is that Ratzinger is 78 and should die soon."

Another message brought to you by The Tolerant Left

15 posted on 04/19/2005 1:49:28 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Not surprised at all.

Major meltdown is occurring.
The Church neglected to cede unto the wishes of the perversive left.


16 posted on 04/19/2005 1:49:40 PM PDT by onyx (Pope John Paul II - May 18, 1920 - April 2, 2005 = SANTO SUBITO!)
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To: MadIvan
The fact that they're howling in such agony is indicative that the Holy Father is the right man for the job. It is the duty of conservative Catholics to draw around the Holy Father in a ring of steel and defend him against the slander and ill wishes he's receiving.

Exactly.

17 posted on 04/19/2005 1:50:15 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper ("Stupidity is also a gift of God, but one mustn't misuse it" - Pope John Paul II)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest; WinOne4TheGipper
Let's all hope he lives to be active and healthy until he's 105!
18 posted on 04/19/2005 1:50:15 PM PDT by Heatseeker (Requiem in Pacem, Ioannes Paulus Magnus)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
One of the hostettes cited a blog entry from "a gay man in Tennessee," and his entry could be seen on the screen.

Odds are fairly good that, even at 78, Ratzinger may well outlive the blogger.

19 posted on 04/19/2005 1:50:16 PM PDT by NYer ("America needs much prayer, lest it lose its soul." John Paul II)
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To: MadIvan; american colleen; Lady In Blue; Salvation; narses; SMEDLEYBUTLER; redhead; ...
The fact that they're howling in such agony is indicative that the Holy Father is the right man for the job. It is the duty of conservative Catholics to draw around the Holy Father in a ring of steel and defend him against the slander and ill wishes he's receiving.

You can count on it!

Catholic Ping - Please freepmail me if you want on/off this list


20 posted on 04/19/2005 1:54:09 PM PDT by NYer ("America needs much prayer, lest it lose its soul." John Paul II)
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To: Heatseeker
Let's all hope he lives to be active and healthy until he's 105!

As a Jew, I would wish the new Pope the traditional Jewish: "may you live to 120!"

21 posted on 04/19/2005 1:54:13 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (Watching the Today Show since 2002 so you don't have to.)
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To: WinOne4TheGipper

"This is the worst possible choice. May his reign be short."




GOOD GRIEF!!! There are some mean-spirited people in the world, aren't there?


22 posted on 04/19/2005 1:56:03 PM PDT by Maria S
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To: WinOne4TheGipper

Thanks for linking - ugly stuff.

I have a friend who attended St. Mary's - the companion college to Notre Dame - while her husband was at ND. They are both liberals, and I emailed her on her thoughts, knowing she wouldn't be happy.

Even so I was shocked at her response. She said they "were
just talking about him last month before JPII died and were all hoping he was on his way out as well!"


23 posted on 04/19/2005 1:56:47 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (Watching the Today Show since 2002 so you don't have to.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
As a Jew, I would wish the new Pope the traditional Jewish: "may you live to 120!"

To which this Baptist says "Amen!" Already I can hear the popping sounds of liberal brains exploding all over the western world. Think of the Martians in the movie "Mars Attacks". ;)

24 posted on 04/19/2005 2:02:39 PM PDT by Heatseeker (Requiem in Pacem, Ioannes Paulus Magnus)
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To: Maria S

All they want is for the world to revolve around them. Christianity doesn't allow that, so they go off on a hissy fit at anyone who stands in the way of what they want. I've yet to understand how that can be defined as progressive.


25 posted on 04/19/2005 2:03:35 PM PDT by WinOne4TheGipper (Democratic Underground- where dim wits go to be impressed by the intellect of half wits.)
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To: Heatseeker

Isn't it interesting to see how this wise choice by the Catholic Church can bring Baptists and Jews together?

I have also been grateful for the support of Israel expressed by many traditional Protestants. Perhaps we are entering an age of true brotherly love - at least among conservatives.


26 posted on 04/19/2005 2:05:29 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (Watching the Today Show since 2002 so you don't have to.)
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To: MadIvan

Yes! nicely said.


27 posted on 04/19/2005 2:05:34 PM PDT by socialismisinsidious ("A government that is big enough to give you all you want is big enough to take it all away.")
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To: conservlib
***Killers of abortionist doctors are accepted by the conservative media.***

With all due respect - that's patently ridiculous. Name ONE and provide a link or a quote.

28 posted on 04/19/2005 2:10:45 PM PDT by Condor51 (Leftists are moral and intellectual parasites - Standing Wolf)
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To: onyx

Gott sei dank fuer den Panzerpope! (A little German lingo for those of you in Rio Linda.....)


29 posted on 04/19/2005 2:14:49 PM PDT by Bombardier (Ready to suit up for one more mission.....)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Geez...that's nothing...one of the DUmmies said "Maybe we'll get lucky he will "die in his sleep" like our 33 day "Progressive Pope" John Paul 1st, did." They are all foaming at the mouth and vowing to leave the church. One even blamed Karl Rove for the selection, LOL!
30 posted on 04/19/2005 2:15:20 PM PDT by ravingnutter
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To: Bombardier

Panzerpope? Nah, we need something a little more formal...

Pope Panzer I.


31 posted on 04/19/2005 2:16:54 PM PDT by Terpfen (New Democrat Party motto: les enfant terribles)
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To: Bombardier


OK - I got "Panzerpope" -- is the other "give thanks?"


32 posted on 04/19/2005 2:22:40 PM PDT by onyx (Pope John Paul II - May 18, 1920 - April 2, 2005 = SANTO SUBITO!)
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To: NYer
There has definitely been a sense of gloom, despair, desolation, and sad confusion among ardent liberals. They really wanted a Hugh Hefner type Pope. Alas, the merger of Catholicism with liberal utopianism will have to wait.

That the last pope to take the name Benedict, Benedict XV, was elected after Rampolla's election was blocked at the 1903 conclave due to allegations of secret society membership may have dawned on a few of the more seasoned and professional anti-Catholic liberal observers. The conservatives held all the cards in this game.

33 posted on 04/19/2005 2:23:42 PM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The gays should be more tolerant.


34 posted on 04/19/2005 2:24:09 PM PDT by hattend (Thinking up a new tagline...please stand by)
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To: onyx

Close....."God be thanked for the Panzerpope" (as I understand it, the Holy Father was called "der Panzerkardinal" by his German admirers due to his resolute adherance to Church teaching, and his defense of the Church against those who would harm it). It's kind of cool for me at least to be able to understand the Holy Father in his native language for a change.....


35 posted on 04/19/2005 2:27:22 PM PDT by Bombardier (Ready to suit up for one more mission.....)
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To: Bombardier
Jawohl! Lassen wir unseren Gott danken!
36 posted on 04/19/2005 2:30:51 PM PDT by tlRCta (Pope St. John Paul the Great, Pray for Pope Benedict XVI!)
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To: ravingnutter

You're far too kind, my friend. I read that thread, and these people are spewing hate that's palpable. If some of those individuals are in my parish, or diocese, I would suggest they find a church that would adapt more readily to their lack of faith and desire to violate St. John the Divine's warning at the end of Revelation to not change or alter the Word of God. Perhaps the UCC might fit their pistol?


37 posted on 04/19/2005 2:33:14 PM PDT by Bombardier (Ready to suit up for one more mission.....)
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To: conservlib; MeekOneGOP
Killers of abortionist doctors are accepted by the conservative media.

You have a source for that, N00b?

38 posted on 04/19/2005 2:36:45 PM PDT by stands2reason (When in doubt, err on the side of life.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Would YOU want to read such crap out loud???


39 posted on 04/19/2005 2:36:52 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Deport them all; let Fox sort them out!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Sorry, but the Pope is for Catholics, not for deviants.


40 posted on 04/19/2005 2:38:14 PM PDT by KC_Conspirator (This space outsourced to India)
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To: WinOne4TheGipper

That poster may indeed hope that Benedict XVI dies soon, but you can't infer that. Perhaps he's hoping Benedict will retire shortly. And yes, I know that's an explanation that would fly only amongst the lawyer crowd.


41 posted on 04/19/2005 2:39:20 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Deport them all; let Fox sort them out!)
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To: ravingnutter
Those DUmmies are depraved. Some were even silly enough to accuse him of being a "neocon." At least one DUmmy was bright enough to point out that that was inaccurate.
42 posted on 04/19/2005 2:40:31 PM PDT by tlRCta (Pope St. John Paul the Great, Pray for Pope Benedict XVI!)
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To: ravingnutter
Geez...that's nothing...one of the DUmmies said "Maybe we'll get lucky he will "die in his sleep" like our 33 day "Progressive Pope" John Paul 1st, did." They are all foaming at the mouth and vowing to leave the church. One even blamed Karl Rove for the selection, LOL!

They're just mad because Hairy Reed can't filibuster this guy!

43 posted on 04/19/2005 2:42:46 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Deport them all; let Fox sort them out!)
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To: tlRCta

Unser Heiligen Vater....Darf er eine lange Lebe haben!


44 posted on 04/19/2005 2:43:54 PM PDT by Bombardier (Ready to suit up for one more mission.....)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Of course I disagree. Everyone knows that the only way his papacy would be short is if he died. That is clearly what the poster meant.


45 posted on 04/19/2005 2:44:34 PM PDT by WinOne4TheGipper (Democratic Underground- where dim wits go to be impressed by the intellect of half wits.)
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To: Bombardier
If some of those individuals are in my parish, or diocese, I would suggest they find a church that would adapt more readily to their lack of faith and desire to violate St. John the Divine's warning at the end of Revelation to not change or alter the Word of God.

Church of Satan, maybe? Calling Anton LaVey!

46 posted on 04/19/2005 2:46:07 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Deport them all; let Fox sort them out!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
I told a lefty today, after he bitched about my new Pope, "this isn't a club, nor is it a political party. It's a religion, it's dedicated to the word of God, and the absolute truth in those words. If you don't like those words you don't have to live by them, but I chose to. So, don't convert to Catholicism, but leave us Catholics alone to worship God in our own way". This is proof that the left wants to control religion for the masses. They are despicable!
47 posted on 04/19/2005 2:49:22 PM PDT by timydnuc (I'll die on my feet before I'll live on my knees.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Better idea! Thanks!


48 posted on 04/19/2005 2:50:04 PM PDT by Bombardier (Ready to suit up for one more mission.....)
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To: conservlib; stands2reason; 4mycountry; TheBigB; VRWCmember; Zavien Doombringer; jriemer; mhking; ...
gay, lesbian, environmental terrorists, all are accepted by the liberal media. Killers of abortionist doctors are accepted by the conservative media. It would be nice to have news people with no AGENDA!


49 posted on 04/19/2005 2:51:27 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (There is only one GOOD 'RAT: one that has been voted OUT of POWER !! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest; MeekOneGOP
The headline is misleading. The article simply states that the new Pope is an old guy, and will probably not live long, it does not "call" for his death.

Pah. Sensationalism.

50 posted on 04/19/2005 2:54:13 PM PDT by Finger Monkey (H.R. 25, Fair Tax Act - A consumption tax which replaces the income tax, SS tax, death tax, etc.)
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