Pope warns media over 'sin' of spreading fake news
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.
David Robson wrote: Just consider the 29 January shootings in a Quebec mosque, by Alexandre Bissonnette. In just a few hours, conspiracy theories had begun to percolate, claiming a police cover-up to protect a Muslim accomplice....
Fortunately, psychologists are beginning to understand why we accept dubious claims that support our own viewpoint while neglecting facts that disagree with our views. In this round-up of our previous content, we explore six strategies you can adopt to avoid being fooled.
---[URL=http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20170210-how-to-avoid-falling-for-lies-and-fake-news]]]How to avoid falling for lies and fake news[/URL].
Here's the help you need, Mike [URL=http://www.snopes.com/2016/01/14/fake-news-sites/]]]Snopes' Field Guide to Fake News Sites and Hoax Purveyors[/URL] -- "Snopes.com's updated guide to the internet's clickbaiting, news-faking, social media exploiting dark side."
Remember the article about [URL=https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2015/09/21/donald-trump-is-americas-silvio-berlusconi/?utm_term=.a69b8f8795db]]]http://tinyurl.com/hf4vqcz (Donald Trump is America‚Äôs Silvio Berlusconi)[/URL]? This lady who wrote that article figures prominently in this video about the [URL=http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/rise-five-star-movement-italys-rejectionist-party/]]]The rise of the Five Star Movement, Italy‚Äôs ‚Äėrejectionist‚Äô party[/URL].
Fake news stories happened in Europe before they did in this country.
As seen in this video the problem, Franny was addressing was really aimed at an Italian audience, but of course fake news a lot of it instigated by Russia is a problem in a lot of countries. The PBS News Hour which this segment was taken from, had a couple of more stories in it related to this topic.
So, again, one has to give up to Franny on this topic even if we give to the [URL=http://xcjournal.org/the-papacy/]]]The Papacy[/URL].
RELATED . . Commentary from Damien Thompson / Source The Spectator ‚Äď UK ‚Äď a Catholic Blog Article: The Pope‚Äôs bizarre rant about eating faeces makes me wonder if he should retire
Excerpts: The context to these¬†edifying refections is the debate about the spread of disinformation or ‚Äėfake news‚Äô by propaganda outlets. But Francis doesn‚Äôt seem to be making any distinction between the deliberately concocted fantasies circulating on Facebook or¬†Russia Today and news stories he¬†considers ‚Äėslanderous‚Äô, by which I suspect he means reports that criticise him.
Some points worth bearing in mind: ‚ÄĘ The Pope who denounces ‚Äėdisinformation‚Äô is doggedly reluctant to provide much-needed information about his own policies. The four cardinals who submitted a document (known as a dubia) asking him to clarify his evasive stance on communion for the divorced-and-remarried have been ignored.
‚ÄĘ Talking of fake news, Francis‚Äôs right-hand man, Fr Antonio Spadaro SJ, has been¬†caught using sock-puppets to attack the aforementioned cardinals.
-------- It is common knowledge that re: CLIMATE CHANGE, which the pope preaches as gospel, is quite happy to have those scientists who oppose it silenced.
The JESUIT pope like his papal predecessors opposes free speech, and Catholic dissenters are n
And Pray Tell, Who From Hell Has Been Satanically Sinning For Mirad Of Millenia: By Puking Out The Fake & Phoney "News" That The Lord Jesus Christ SINNED When He Went Off To The Temple At Jerusalem When He Was 12 Years Old !
Yep ! That's What The Satanic Roman "Catholic" Cult Of Popish "Jesuitic" Vaticanism Believes & Teaches About When Jesus Went Before The Doctors At The Temple, As Recorded In The True King James Holy Bible:
"And When He (Jesus) Was Twelve Years Old, They Went Up To Jerusalem After the Custom Of The Feast...
The Child Jesus Tarried Behind In Jerusalem; And Joseph And His Mother Knew It Not.
But They, Supposing Him To Have Been In The Company, Went A Day's Journey; And They Sought Him Among Their Kinsfolk And Acquaintance...
And It Came To Pass, That After Three Days They Found Him In The Temple, Sitting In The Midst Of The Doctors, Both Hearing Them, And Asking Questions...
And His (Jesus') Mother Said Unto Him, Son, Why Hast Thou Thus Dealt With Us ? Behold, Thy father And I Have Sought Thee Sorrowing.
And He (Jesus) Said Unto Them, HOW IS IT THAT YE SOUGHT ME ? WIST YE NOT THAT I MUST BE ABOUT MY FATHER'S BUSINESS ?
AND THEY UNDERSTOOD NOT THE SAYING WHICH HE SPAKE UNTO THEM."--LUKE 2:42-50
David Brooks said or, wrote: Somebody wrote a story about me where I allegedly called for Donald Trump‚Äôs assassination. And it was a long 1,500-word, very carefully written piece of reportage, where I allegedly gave an interview to a radio station that doesn‚Äôt exist.
And it was like being in a different, alternative ‚ÄĒ alternative universe in a novel, like some other novel, when, suddenly, the effects come back and hit me in real life.
And what‚Äôs troubling is the professionalism with which it‚Äôs done and how distrust of the media then leads to this extreme naivete, where people will believe anything.
excerpt from, [URL=http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/shields-brooks-trumps-understanding-presidential-power/]]]http://tinyurl.com/zgbtym6 (Shields and Brooks on Trump‚Äôs understanding of presidential power)[/URL]
SteveR wrote: I didn't say that. I'm sayin that there was something good already and faithful men wanted to make it better. That's why it was called the REFORMATION and not the trashcan...perhaps hateful reprobates, skanks and board perverts cant understand that?
You really should learn not to project!
Like it that you always put forward your best "christian" side forward when arguing, even if its all devil and no Christ. Way to go!
Just sayin wrote: More laughable content in the above post .. we owe the Reformation to popes Greg and Leo?! ROFL! Saint Gregory (died March 12, 604 AD) sure did help the reformation, didn't he!! ROFL! Leo the ? Probably the 10th you're referring to. This is what we read in Wikipedia: "He is probably best remembered for granting indulgences for those who donated to reconstruct St. Peter's Basilica, which practice was challenged by Martin Luther's 95 Theses. He seems not to have taken seriously the array of demands for church reform that would quickly grow into the Protestant Reformation." In that sense every Pope helped on the Reformation! Derrr! You might want to ease up drinking the RCC Kool-aid!
I didn't say that. I'm sayin that there was something good already and faithful men wanted to make it better. That's why it was called the REFORMATION and not the trashcan...perhaps hateful reprobates, skanks and board perverts cant understand that?
SteveR wrote: For the inbred homeschooled crowd...Without Popes like St Gregory and Leo raised to stand down heresy and spread the Gospel throughout the known world, there would not have been a Reformation for the wicked to quench their thirst to spill Catholic Blood btw- People should thank me that I used 'scorned' instead of temple prostitutes. I did so not to excite our new lust addicted posters
More laughable content in the above post .. we owe the Reformation to popes Greg and Leo?! ROFL!
Saint Gregory (died March 12, 604 AD) sure did help the reformation, didn't he!! ROFL!
Leo the ? Probably the 10th you're referring to. This is what we read in Wikipedia:
"He is probably best remembered for granting indulgences for those who donated to reconstruct St. Peter's Basilica, which practice was challenged by Martin Luther's 95 Theses. He seems not to have taken seriously the array of demands for church reform that would quickly grow into the Protestant Reformation."
Also the same Leo of whom Luther wrote that he and his cardinals were guilty of sodomy!
In these senses every Pope helped on the Reformation! Derrr!
You might want to ease up drinking the RCC Kool-aid!
The popes of Rome are awash in the blood of the martyrs and saints. Their blood-lust and murderous campaigns are well-documented in the unholy annals of Roman Catholicism . .
1 ) ‚ÄúLecky, in his two-volume classic History of European Morals (1911) wrote:
‚ÄúIt would be impossible to conceive a more complete transformation that Christianity had thus undergone, and it is melancholy to contrast with its aspect during the Crusades the impression it had once more justly made upon the world, as the spirit of gentleness and of peace encountering the spirit of violence and war.' The church was fully converted to the Roman Empire. The ministers ‚Äď pope, bishops, priests ‚Äď denied the beatitudes by proclaiming bloodshed as its official teaching. The ancient creed that upheld the sanctity of life was abandoned.‚ÄĚ
Citation: History of European Morals, P. 253 / by: W. E. H. Lecky
I join sister MS in standing with you as well sister JA. It's odd how 'steveR' claims to be 'reformed', yet he defends the RCC and attacks and falsely accuses ALL who speak truth against this Satanic religion. It's evident he is working for his father as he accuses the brethren almost on a daily basis.
Yes, Peter was an apostle; there is nothing in the Bible that supports any office of 'popery'. It is a man made teaching and tradition of a dead religion that seeks to twist God's holy word to fit their fleshly traditions. The two RCC trolls who frequent these boards do so for a reason.
The office of the 'pope' is indeed a type of anti-Christ office. They claim to be the vicar and head of the church. Isn't that prideful? Who is the true Head but Christ? Only the deluded would believe and accept such nonsense.
SteveR wrote: There have been lots of good Popes, St Gregory and Leo the great are two giants that come to mind The board scorned, perverts and unholy trinity will try to convince you otherwise, but don't believe them
This is funny beyond belief! Someone has to be truly demented to believe this trash!
JuneAnnette wrote: Peter was no pope. Peter was an Apostle. The pope is persona non-grata with true Christians. The Reformers boldly affirmed that the Lord Jesus Christ is the church's true and living head . . ‚ÄúThere is no other head of the church but the Lord Jesus Christ: nor can the pope of Rome in any sense be the head thereof; but is that Antichrist, that man of sin, and son of perdition, that exalts himself in the church against Christ, and all that is called God.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúFor the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church, and he is the saviour of the body.‚ÄĚ (Eph. 5:23) Standing with the Reformers for Christ and against POPERY! JA
The pope is persona non-grata with true Christians.
The Reformers boldly affirmed that the Lord Jesus Christ is the church's true and living head . .
‚ÄúThere is no other head of the church but the Lord Jesus Christ: nor can the pope of Rome in any sense be the head thereof; but is that Antichrist, that man of sin, and son of perdition, that exalts himself in the church against Christ, and all that is called God.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúFor the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church, and he is the saviour of the body.‚ÄĚ (Eph. 5:23)
Standing with the Reformers for Christ and against POPERY!
Christians in truth are in no doubt as to who the popes of Rome ALL are ! As Martin Luther wrote to a friend, ‚ÄúWe here are of the conviction that the papacy is the seat of the true and real Antichrist. . . . Personally I declare that I owe the Pope no other obedience than that to Antichrist.‚ÄĚ
The Popes claim the title of Vicar of Christ, which means ‚Äúsubstitute Christ.‚ÄĚ
The word antichrist doesn‚Äôt just mean ‚Äúagainst Christ‚Äú, it means ‚Äúin place of Christ.‚ÄĚ