Pope Francis sets Flagpole sitting record – says fake news & sensationalism ‘a grave sin’

Thou shalt not report fakes: Pope Francis says bias & disinformation ‘a grave sin’

Sensationalism is a grave sin, Pope Francis has warned. News should encourage a healthy critical sense, the pontiff said, in an attack on media bias which implied that tittle-tattle is as deadly as lust, sloth and gluttony.

“We must not fall prey to the ‘sins of communication’: disinformation – that is, giving just one side of the argument – slander, which is sensationalistic, or defamation, looking for outdated and old things, and bringing them to light today,” the pontiff said, addressing members of the Italian Periodical Press Union on Saturday.

Pope Francis takes an allowed break on way to setting new Flagpole sitting record.

  • Editor

    Well, problem solved then. The lying leftist MSM will surely stop its biased reporting now that Pope Irrelevant the First has decreed “it’s a sin”. If there’s one thing they worry about it’s their immortal soul.

    • I am relieved.

    • Blacksmith

      I expect he was referring to right leaning news outing the likes of shrillary et al.

  • Ed

    Tomorrow, he is set to announce that Doritos are better than Hickory Sticks.

    • Editor

      That’s a first! I actually agree with him on this one. I can’t wait for the official Vatican position on Ringolos.

    • Blasphemy!

    • Bla Bla


  • simus1

    All the cardinals who voted for Pope Evita need to seek professional help.

  • DMB

    Such as WEAK Pope he is. Too afraid to tackle the big issues he makes Catholic versions of Fatwa’s on issues that do not pertain or have little to do with the salvation of souls, the preservation of the Church or defending the faith. Such weakness as well as his treasonous actions have made a mockery of the Church.

  • Ed

    He reminds mmee of that old quip about a hapless leader.

    “His men would follow him anywhere… out of fascination”