"Quite frankly, we don't care what you people think. We're not being dominated by the media."
Those are the words of Toronto cardinal-archbishop Aloysius Ambrozic addressing the question of how the cardinals decided to vote for Ratzinger, knowing the media controversy it would create.
They come from this Globe and Mail article which is actually really, really good. It offers an explanation offered by many about how Benedict's election came to be.