Sunday, December 09, 2007

Why does Rocco Palmo write for The Tablet?

Damian Thompson, Editor of the Catholic Herald and Daily Telegraph correspondent writes in his blog, Holy Smoke, about a 'spiteful attack' on Pope Benedict XVI in this week's Tablet (known by more traditional Catholics as The Bitter Pill) by its Rome correspondent, Robert Mickens.

This has got me wondering about Rocco Palmo, author of the well-known Whispers in the Loggia blog, who describes himself as a contributor to The Tablet. Now I may be wrong, but Palmo strikes me as a great fan of Benedict XVI (or 'His Fluffiness' as he sometimes describes the Pope - because of his great head of hair if you must know) and I would be interested how he can square his filial devotion to Benedict with with being in the pay of a publication that clearly detests much of what the current Pope is about.

Anything to say, Rocco...?


Anonymous said...

A man's gotta eat.

Lover of Futility said...

Man cannot eat by The Tablet alone...