Pope Francis states that by spreading and focusing on scandals, and smearing politicians, you risk becoming like people who have a morbid fascination with excrement.
Pope Francis told the Belgian Catholic weekly Tertio that spreading potential 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.
We must consider what exactly the Pope would classify as “fake”. According to leftists, and mainstream media, anyone who has a differing opinion, must be pushing fake news. While there is a severe problem with fake news, and each site should be investigated to prove or disprove the motive behind each article, it should be duly noted that just because an individual may have a different opinion – doesn’t mean it’s “fake news.”
Using precise psychological terms, he said scandal-mongering media risked falling prey to coprophilia, or arousal from excrement, and consumers of these media risked coprophagia, or eating excrement.
The Argentine-born pontiff excused himself for using such terms in order to get his point across while answering a question about the correct use of the media.
“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.”
That section of the interview, all of which was distributed to reporters in an Italian translation of the interview in the pope’s native Spanish, contained some of the most blunt language the pontiff has ever used about the media. – Reuters
Pope Francis’ credibility regarding said statements should come into question. He has publicly hailed communism, and recently compared communists to Christians stating that, “It has been said many times and my response has always been that, if anything, it is the communists who think like Christians.”
The Pope continued;
“The means of communication have their own temptations, they can be tempted by slander, and therefore used to slander people, to smear them, this above all in the world of politics,” he said. “They can be used as means of defamation…”
“No-one has a right to do this. It is a sin and it is hurtful,” he said.
He described disinformation as the greatest harm the media can do because “it directs opinion in only one direction and omits the other part of the truth,” he said.
Pope Francis continually appears to be a Marxist, and the statements regarding “fake news” further prove the agenda behind labeling every single alternative news outlet as “fake.” The agenda being, to radically indoctrinate the masses into one single opinion, and one single ideology.