The Pope and Islam

[Ross] The strange thing about that Jane Kramer piece that Reihan brings up was that nearly all the reporting she did was extremely favorable to Benedict XVI's approach to Islam - yet she still felt the need to bracket the whole thing with the usual throat-clearing about the Pope's supposed reactionary tendencies on unrelated issues, including not only the passage Reihan mentioned, but this loaded one-liner: "He wants to purify the Church, to make it more definitively Christian, more observant, obedient, and disciplinedyou could say more like the way he sees Islam." It's almost as if there's some copy-editing program at every major media outlet that's designed to automatically insert the words "birth control" into any piece about Catholicism, no matter what the actual subject of the story happens to be.