While many responses to the unexpected announcement of Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation were downright vile, a handful showed some restraint, choosing instead to suggest a conspiracy at work. Among the highest-profile “pope truthers” were “real journalist” Piers Morgan, subject of a phone hacking scandal, and Soledad O’Brien, who’s been caught reading printouts of liberal blogs on the air. So if they’re not buying the pope’s explanation, why should Mia Farrow or her followers?
Here’s a question worth asking:
Even the Huffington Post has a report today listing other popes who have resigned, even though they never resign, no matter what. What better way to respond to a tweet featuring the hashtag #conspiracytheory than to accuse the pope of being out of touch with reality?