From the "Hoist On His Own Petard" file:
Here is something from the blog of Damian Thompson which I missed the other day… as I was traveling and my iPhone was on vacation.
It seems that the Rome correspondent of The Bitter Pill (aka The Tablet), Robert Mickens … I assume it was Mickens since he is the Rome correspondent for The Tablet and he is also participating in the circulation of a petition against the new translation … incited the Archbishop of Westminster during a press conference to go after The Pill about the issue of the new translation of the Missale Romanum.
Archbp. Nichols was asked an "ambush question" about the translation. The Archbishop smacked down The Tablet as not being fair and balanced. He called them out, which was an unintended consequence of the question.
Tablet: Translation of the Roman Missal – a number of priests in the English-speaking world are not happy with the translation. Is this an area of dissent?
Archbishop Nichols: I’m obviously aware that the article [by the leading US campaigner against the new English translation of the Missal] that was repeated or summarised in the Tablet came from America magazine. I’m also aware that the following week [in America magazine] a complementary view explaining the work of ICEL and their intentions was published. I haven’t seen that published in the Tablet yet, which may be wise, to balance up the debate.