Wednesday, January 11, 2012

MSM v. Actual Truth

Shocked-you-are!! to find that the MSM (Reuters) is now making stuff up about the Pope's speeches.

Pope Benedict said Monday that gay marriage was one of several threats to the traditional family that undermined “the future of humanity itself.”

So proclaims Reuters.

Now to the actualities:

...Education is a crucial theme for every generation, for it determines the healthy development of each person and the future of all society. It thus represents a task of primary importance in this difficult and demanding time. In addition to a clear goal, that of leading young people to a full knowledge of reality and thus of truth, education needs settings. Among these, pride of place goes to the family, based on the marriage of a man and a woman. This is not a simple social convention, but rather the fundamental cell of every society. Consequently, policies which undermine the family threaten human dignity and the future of humanity itself. The family unit is fundamental for the educational process and for the development both of individuals and States; hence there is a need for policies which promote the family and aid social cohesion and dialogue....

Big difference in tone, content, and emphasis.

IOW, 'how to lie with words' is evidently Journo-201.

HT:  GetReligion


Grim said...

So once again, the press is trying to raise the importance of homosexuality. It's almost certainly correct that the Pope would put 'gay marriage' into the category of "policies that undermine the family." Nevertheless, it isn't the only -- or the most important -- such policy; its importance pales in comparison to easy abortion and divorce.

Thus this is spun as if it were merely some sort of anti-gay prejudice, rather than an indictment of the whole of modern society.

Al said...

No surprize that the MSM would misquote the Pope. & do so in a way to make him look homophobic as well.
As Grim points out, what the Pope said is "an indictment of the whole of modern society." & since the MSM is promoting that modern society they don't want what the Pope really said to get out as it indites them as well.

Anonymous said...

The MSM should leave Pope coverage to the Papal networks.