David Willey, the BBC’s Vatican correspondent, has used the launch of Pope Benedict’s Latin twitter site to attack him for ‘poor communications’.
David Willey writes:
‘Pope Benedict’s papacy has been bedevilled by poor communications. Embarrassing clarifications had to be issued over such thorny issues as his 2005 speech about Islam and violence, and his stance on condoms and HIV.’
David Willey is well-known for his snide put downs, innuendo, and outright prejudice against the Holy See and Catholic Church in general. Here’s an example of his sarcastic reporting:
‘As the Pope launched his account last month, a spokesman said the pontiff would “reach out to everyone”. So far, the Pope’s accounts @pontifex – which mean “pontiff” or “builder of bridges” – are only following each other.’
Protect the Pope comment: BBC journalists use the much vaunted journalistic principle of ‘balance’ to slip in attacks on Pope Benedict and the Catholic Church, no matter the news story they are covering about the Holy Father. It is obvious to everyone who cares about good reporting of the Church that the BBC has an editorial policy of portraying Pope Benedict and the Catholic Church in a bad light as often as possible.