Always full of mad, and frequently offensive, right wing vitriol*, I see that the participants* of Catallaxy** are being driven especially berserk over the clearly poor impression George Pell is leaving in his evidence to the Royal Commission into child abuse. Not only that, but Andrew Bolt's surprisingly harsh assessment is causing further outrage. (Don't worry, Bolt will probably recant - he's too much of a cultural warrior to not come back to support for Pell.)
Mind you, I'm still not particularly interested in the matter. I remain distinctly uncomfortable with the publicity the survivor group is getting. As truly shocking and terrible (parts of) the Catholic Church have been in this matter, I still cannot get over the feeling that some victims are unhealthfully not moving on, ever; and intense media attention promotes that.
To be fair to some indirect victims, however, such as those with suicide in their family very likely attributable to abuse, it is hard to see how you would ever stop thinking about it.
* average physical age is now up to 70, by my estimate; but mental age: a cranky 86.
** Other recent Catallaxy highlights: people there cancelling their subscription to The Australian because it's become too left wing [hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha]; the endorsement of Trump by "I'm right and the rest of the world is wrong" economist Kates; the continuing eccentric obsession with tobacco plain packaging by Prof Davidson; and of course (I'm contractually obliged to mention this at least every 6 months) the continuing failure of the latter's stagflation warning of 2011 - stagflation being the natural consequence of following Keynesian policy, of course. Now that the global temperature alleged "pause" is well and truly over, I wonder when he'll start talking about policy responses to climate change, too.
Update: and the predicted Bolt-ian retreat is in.