Spreading “fake news” doesn’t just harm Hillary Clinton, it’s also a sin, according to the Pope. Also, please stop focusing on scandals, even if they’re true. Thanks in advance!
“Fake news”. This is a very real and dangerous thing, invented by Vladimir Putin and spread across the internet using a covert army of WordPress blogs.
But did you know that distributing, reading, or even thinking about “fakes news” is an actual sin that will send you straight to Catholic hell?
Media that focus on scandals and spread fake news to smear politicians risk becoming like people who have a morbid fascination with excrement, Pope Francis said in an interview published on Wednesday.
Francis told the Belgian Catholic weekly “Tertio” that spreading disinformation was “probably the greatest damage that the media can do” and using communications for this rather than to educate the public amounted to a sin.
Yeah, leave the poor, powerless politicians alone! What have they ever done to you? Media should be used for “education”, not for “smearing” public servants. If you disagree with this statement, you are a metaphorical pile of poo, according to His Holiness.
Instead of focusing on scandals and other “nasty things”, the media should help our gallant world leaders instill a sense of Ordnung among the peasantry:
“I think the media have to be very clear, very transparent, and not fall into – no offence intended – the sickness of coprophilia, that is, always wanting to cover scandals, covering nasty things, even if they are true,” he said. “And since people have a tendency towards the sickness of coprophagia, a lot of damage can be done.”
Translation: Focusing on scandals that discredit and expose our rules — especially when the scandals are true — is unhealthy and unbecoming of a true God-fearing Catholic.
Incredible words. Even more incredible coming from the leader of the world’s oldest organized pedophile ring.
Seems like a lot of powerful interests are terrified of ordinary people talking about “certain things”. How curious! We wonder why…