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What If Pentin Hadn't Taped the Interview?

Just a quick question. As we all know now, Cardinal Kasper gave an interview which Ed Pentin of the Register and Zenit reported on in which he denigrated the African bishops. When the outrage ensued, he denied ever giving the interview and said he'd never said any of those things. Pentin, however, taped the interview.

But here's my question. If he hadn't, Pentin's career would've been harmed. Possibly irreparably. Would Cardinal Kasper have admitted to the interview or simply watched another man's life be possibly destroyed?

There's no answer. But perhaps we have our answer in that Cdl. Kasper is now publicly faulting Pentin for not maintaining "journalistic methods" because he didn't know he was being taped.

He now says he was giving an interview to two other journalists and Pentin recorded it without his knowledge. So at first he did deny saying those things but now is just saying he didn't say it to Pentin. He just said it near him.

Sooo...I'm thinking we have our answer to my question.


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