A Big Toilet
Pope Francis has compared media organizations that focus on scandals and promote fake news to discredit people's lives with those who are obsessed with excrements. Using striking terminology, Francis said journalists and the media must avoid falling into “coprophilia” – an obsession with eating faeces.
Spreading disinformation is “probably the greatest damage that the media can do”, the Pope told the Belgian Catholic weekly Tertio. It is a sin to defame people, he added.
“I think the media have to be very clear, very transparent, and not fall into the sickness of coprophilia, that is, always wanting to cover scandals, covering nasty things, even if they are true,” he said.
He also emphasized to stop using the media as means of defamation and to slander political rivals.
The Pontiff's harsh attacks to Media come in the middle of a raise in Populism and Nationalism in politics, both in Europe and America. The Pope said that disinformation is dangerous, because “it directs opinion in only one direction and omits the other part of the truth”.
As reported in The Guardian.