Media on the pope: old dog, new tricks, no can do.
Let's call this Exhibit A of the sad, sad media's inability to complete a paragraph on the pope without using the cliche scare terms "purge," "crackdown." And who can forget "watchdog"?
Even in an item about music.
I'm sure there will be protests from some Vaticanistas to the reintroduction of beautiful music to St. Peter's Church. In reference to his Liza Minelli CD collection, one Marty Haugen-loving cleric was heard to exclaim, "You'll have to pry it from my cold dead hands."
This is why Benedict XVI is right.