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The Media´s Dirty War Of
Words Against Pope Francis

Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial

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Posted By:PageTurner, 3/21/2013 8:48:33 AM

Media: The left has been trying to paint the new Pope Francis as someone with a dark past dating to Argentina´s dirty war. One problem: Their allegations are falling apart. So now it´s all about endlessly repeated innuendo. Tell a lie often enough, and it becomes truth. That seems to be the premise for the constant references to "persistent doubts," "raising questions," "alleged charges" and other weasel-word qualifiers the press uses about the new pope. They can be found in the likes of the New York Times, the Daily Beast, the BBC, Der Spiegel and others.

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In the absence of facts, they go for innuendo - repeating it over and over. Not a single fact of theirs has turned out true. They´re starting to look bad.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: MrYules, 3/21/2013 9:08:57 AM     (No. 9236499)

The Papacy represents a large (one billion people) pan-national organization, not easily controlled by the major "governments" of Europe and the US. The likes of the NYT, being propaganda mouthpieces for such "governments", must try to chisel away at what is for the Euro-American "elites" a competitor for the loyalty, affection, and work of that one billion persons.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: mitzi, 3/21/2013 9:46:42 AM     (No. 9236571)

Not allegations, but defamation / calumny / slander. We´re letting the media off easy by calling it allegations. It´s really much more serious.

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Defamation—also called calumny, vilification, traducement, slander (for transitory statements), and libel (for written, broadcast, or otherwise published words)—is the communication of a statement that makes a claim, expressly stated or implied to be factual, that may give an individual, business, product, group, government, religion, or nation a negative or inferior image.

The media believe that they exist to influence public opinion. Calumny is a rather serious offense.

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