On the eve of Holy Thursday, Passover, and the Catholic triduum, Kevin Roderick buys into the Times usual anti-Papist slant and throws a little shade of his own towards some meek-living Catholic nuns in Hollywood:
The nuns at Monastery of the Angels in Hollywood are famous for their loaves of pumpkin bread, but it seems they also know how to play the game in Los Angeles.
If you really want to learn who knows how to game the City of Los Angeles, just try searching the posts at Kevin's site that mention the Jewish Journal---which has been advertising at Kevin's site nearly since its inception---versus the posts that mention The Tidings, the Archdiocese's Catholic newspaper.
- Fifty-two mentions of the Jewish Journal in the past year (dependably one a week, and often attempting to pass off false obiter dicta regarding who may and who may not be an anti-Semite)
- Two mentions of The Tidings in the past year (one about clergy abuse, one about something else for which Cardinal Mahony apologized).
Make no mistake about it: as long as Mahony remains its Cardinal, LA's Catholic population is ripe for gaming by all comers. But also: make no mistake that the persistent offending of LA's two million Catholics---as with a tone-deaf story in the middle of Holy Week about the ethics of nuns protecting their property---is an enormous reason why the Times subscription base has spiraled ceaselessly downwards over the past decade.