Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Oil, Meet Water. Fire, Meet Ice

Ladies and gentlemen, for your boxing entertainment tonight, An Spailpín Fánach, in association with Don King, is proud to present, live from Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas, the Media Punditry Championship Fight for the Interpretation of the Legacy of Pope John Paul II!

In the left corner, weighing in at nine stone one ounce, the bleeding heart of the Irish Times, the liberals' liberal, Fintan O'Toole! In this morning's Times, Fintan breaks a sixteen hundred year old exclusive that the Roman Catholic Church was built on the Roman Empire, and he's into caring and sharing!

And in the right corner, weighing in at about thirteen stone, it's global media provider Mark Steyn in the Daily Telegraph, the man who, when he was in the Irish Times, had his column condemned by Michael D. Higgins as "This column of bigotry, homophobia and racism... slick, degrading, immoral rubbish which is ... an example of the degraded level to which we are falling." Mark Steyn argues that it's unreasonable to expect a Pope to be anything other than dogmatic about dogma!

And may the best man win.