This past week, Pope Benedict XVI made a historic visit to his homeland, Germany.
The pontiff celebrated Mass in front of tens of thousands of followers and addressed the German parliament.
What did the Pope actually say to these audiences? If you read the New York Times (Fri., 9/23/11), you won't learn much, except that there were plenty of "protesters," "opponents," and "demonstrators," who dominate the text of the article.
And here is the photo that accompanied the Times article:
Wow, it's the back of the Pope's head. I guess we're supposed to be impressed with that ring of lights floating above him?
Is this really the best that the Times could do for a historic visit? Or is this simply what the Times wanted to do?