Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Talking shit

Wow. Just wow. The headline "Pope Francis: Fake news is like getting sexually aroused by faeces" might read like a prime slice of fake news itself - and yet it appears to be genuine. Apparently, he regards the media's dissemination of disinformation and falsehood (whether unthinkingly or quite deliberately) as damaging and dangerous.

All well and good and on-message in the wake of Donald Trump's election, but of course it's all too easy to respond by crying hypocrisy and pointing to the damaging and dangerous "truths" disseminated over the centuries by the church of which he is now the head - about AIDS and contraception, for a start.

(Thanks to Graham for the link.)

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