Wednesday, December 07, 2016
Pope Francis Calls Out the Media
The head of the Roman Catholic Church warns that the mass media has become scatalogical.
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 says.
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.
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.
I was going to make a snide remark about Ezra Levant and his Rebel Media but - oh wait, I just did.