Monday, February 12, 2007

Oh drat! Fowled again!

Since it's too early to complain about conservatives being mean to Mrs. Schori in Tanzania, the revisionists have to make do with complaining about the accommodation. In particular, the separate accommodation the conservative Global South bishops have set up for themselves at an adjacent hotel. All sorts of dire mutterings about the unfairness of it all have already started up. The main problem is that the official site of the conference, the White Sands hotel, is subject to severe security restrictions, and the press is barred from a great many events. However, they're welcome at the OTHER site, the Beachcomber hotel. So the complaint is going up that the only news the press will have to report will be coming from the conservative side.

Well, gee. Who's fault is that, now? Could there be a better illustration of the ossified nature of "official" Anglicanism? No press allowed, no recording instruments, no blogs...blogs? What's a blog? Look, it isn't the 1930s anymore. People don't have to stand meekly in the rain, waiting for someone to walk out onto a balcony to make an announcement (only we Catholics do that anymore, and even then, only a few times a century). The days of cozy conferences, far away from the impudent stare of the masses, are over. Good for the conservative GS bishops for seeing the wave and deciding to ride on it instead of being swamped under it.

2 Comments:

Blogger Nasty, Brutish & Short said...

And what a minor miracle that the conservativs are actually the PR savy ones.

That never happens, in most contexts.

10:26 pm  
Blogger Ellie M said...

So, the reasserter position won't be filtered first through the Liberal Media before it reaches the public's delicate ears? Fie and for shame!!

10:26 am  

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