This utterly gratuitous AFP story, absurdly headlined “Pope to hold mass in Berlin’s ‘Hitler Stadium,’ almost seems like a parody of anti-papal media bias. The sensational headline refers to Berlin’s Olympic Stadium, where all such events occur. Nevertheless, the reporter, straining hard to maintain his Nazi theme, tries his hand at a poetic line of smear: “German-born Benedict’s sermon is set to be one of the high points of his four-day trip, his first state visit to his homeland, but the ghosts of his country’s Nazi past will hang heavily in the air.”
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