By Aaron Kesel
Pope Francis condemned fake news as satanic, stating journalists and social media users should ignore and unmask manipulative “snake tactics” that foster division to serve political and economic interests, Reuters reported.
“Fake news is a sign of intolerant and hypersensitive attitudes and leads only to the spread of arrogance and hatred. That is the end result of untruth,” Francis said.
The Pope writes in the document, called “The truth will set you free — Fake news and journalism for peace,” that spreading fake news can “serve to advance specific goals, influence political decisions, and serve economic interests,” according to the news publication.
He also criticized the “manipulative use of social networks.”
“This false but believable news is ‘captious’, inasmuch as it grasps people’s attention by appealing to stereotypes and common social prejudices, and exploiting instantaneous emotions like anxiety, contempt, anger and frustration,” he said.
He added there is an importance of being able to recognize the “sly and dangerous form of seduction that worms its way into the heart with false and alluring arguments.”
“We need to unmask what could be called the ‘snake-tactics’ used by those (purveyors of fake news) who disguise themselves in order to strike at any time and place,” Francis said.
The Pope previously in 2016 sensationally claimed “that media that focus on scandals and spreading ‘fake news’ to smear politicians risk becoming like the people they have a morbid fascination with excrement.”
Hold on, hold on really you compare reporters holding politicians accountable for their political ties to shady groups, secret societies and potential scandals to eating poop and getting off on it? What?
Yeah we sure did eat a lot of bull sh*t in the past like the Iraq WMDs when the U.S. and U.K. governments colluded to sell the American people fake news that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction to self-investigate Iraq based off forged plagiarized academic papers. It’s also now known thanks to the press that Bush and Blair planned the Iraq invasion a year prior revealed by the emails of Hillary Clinton.
Then there is the Gulf Of Tonkin incident that started the invasion of Vietnam on false pretext when the government at the time lied and said a second Gulf of Tonkin attack had happened. And, finally, the admitted bombing of the Lusitania which started WW1. And while we are talking about false flags to start wars, let’s add in the proposed false flag that JFK stopped, Operation Northwoods; so this seems like an ugly pattern of the sin of treason.
Mr. Pope Francis what do you have to say about this well-sourced but disturbing information? Even ex-governor and Navy Seal Jesse Ventura has came out and spoken out about the Gulf Of Tonkin incident and how all wars are started with a false flag.
Then there is the lie of a 15-year-old girl named Nayirah to Congress in October 1990. Nayirah claimed to be a refugee and hospital missionary of the maternity ward of Al Adan hospital in Kuwait City, stating she witnessed Iraqi soldiers steal the incubators and leave 312 infants to die. Shortly after was the launch of Operation Desert Storm by then President George Herbert Walker Bush. Nayirah lied about her identity; she was actually the daughter of Kuwait Ambassador to the United States and member of the Kuwait royal family, Saud bin Nasir Al-Sabah. Nayirah had no connection to the hospital at all and, in fact, she was instructed on how to give her testimony by a U.S. public relations firm Hill and Knowlton.
So if spreading “fake news” about scandals is a sin, what does that make spreading fake news that ultimately caused an invasion of a whole country or world war?
Oh and what about Operation Mockingbird when the CIA admitted to using fake news to manipulate U.S. citizens during the Church Hearing in 1975? Then there is the prepackaged news stories aired by mainstream media and the fact that propaganda is legalized under NDAA which repealed the Smith-Mundt Act. As murdered journalist Michael Hastings said, “Smith-Mundt had been passed to protect U.S. audiences from our own government’s misinformation campaigns.”
See Mr. Francis the problem is that 90% of U.S. media is owned by only 6 companies; and then you have the trust in media which is at an all-time low of 6%; and the fact that the FBI can pose as journalistst which is basically Operation Mockingbird 2.0.
My suggestion is this – allow people to get their media where they want to get their media and break the huge monopoly that is held onto by the media in not just the U.S. but the world.
— MintPress News (@MintPressNews) June 10, 2015
“I think the media have to be very clear, very transparent, and not fall into – no offense intended – the sickness of coprophilia, that is, always wanting to cover scandals, covering nasty things, even if they are true,” he said.
Okay, so this part is very contradictory: you want journalists in the media to be very transparent but not to cover scandals and nasty things – how does that work?
I’ll agree that a lot of stuff about celebrities is stupid and wasteful of a broadcast. Needless drama like who the f*ck cares about the Kardashians. The very fabric of our society depends on independent journalists holding our elected officials accountable when they step out of line or have elitist connections to secret societies like Yale’s Skull and Bones, Bilderberg, etc. If not journalists, who will?
“And since people have a tendency towards the sickness of coprophagia, a lot of damage can be done,” he added.
Well how much damage did I do? Here’s some more.
How about you condemn secret societies doing “mock sacrificial killings” like Skull & Bones hosting a ritual in “the Tomb” as seen in the video below that is pretty evil and invites evil – does it not? You should probably go cleanse this area and declare it an enemy of the church; and since its alumni includes influential people, politicians and financial officials like Goldman Sachs execs who run America, that evil spreads into the higher society of the American structure, right?
No, Pope Francis, a journalist’s job is to dig, dig and dig and to expose the truth no matter what the truth is no matter how dark or scandal-filled that may be.
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