Pope: “Fake News” Is a “Very Serious Sin”

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Vatican City (Accredited Times) – In bombshell comments made on Saturday, Pope Francis declared “fake news” a “very serious sin.”  According to Francis, “fake news” is “grave sin that hurts the heart of the journalist and hurts others.”

“You shouldn’t fall into the ‘sins of communication’ — disinformation, or giving just one side, calumny that is sensationalized, or defamation, looking for things that are old news and have been dealt with and bringing them to light today,” Francis noted.

In making the comments, the Pope appeared to praise the Accredited Times profusely.  According to Francis, accredited reports are “fundamental” to democratic societies.  Experts believed Francis to be referring specifically to the Accredited Times.

“The Accredited Times is really going to benefit from Pope Francis’ statements,” one anonymous expert told us.  “Pope Francis is basically telling his followers that it’s their religious duty to read the Accredited Times,” xe continued.  “With 1.2 billion Catholics worldwide, the Pope’s endorsement is sure to boost the Accredited Times readership.  It’s really amazing when you consider that the Accredited Times is already the fastest growing accredited news site on the web.”

“The Accredited Times is already more valuable than Newsweek and the New York Daily News,” another expert noted.  “That’s really remarkable, but not particularly surprising given how accredited the Accredited Times is.  With Pope Francis boosting them in the Catholic demographic, I’d expect the Accredited Times’ valuation soon to be at least a hundred times both Newsweek and the New York Daily News combined.”

Other experts remarked that Pope Francis’ statements were sure to undermine the biggest proponent of fake news:  Donald Trump.

“Donald Trump’s whole political career is based on fake news.  Infowars, Russia Today, Breitbart, Wikileaks — these are all Russian front groups,” another anonymous expert said.  “Pope Francis is essentially indicating that he thinks Trump should be impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors.  Trump is clearly guilty.  Just read the Russian dossier,” the expert noted, citing MSNBC and CNN.

With Pope Francis’ stunning endorsement, the Accredited Times is expected to overtake MSNBC and CNN in total ratings sometime next year.

“The Accredited Times is an unstoppable freight train,” three anonymous experts chanted in unison while wafting incense through the air.  “I mean first they had the bombshell on Lady Gaga — and now they have Pope Francis.  Unstoppable.”

Pbier

Another hard-hitting endorsement of the Accredited-Times, this time by the Holy Father himself! Wow.

Sorry our articles seem to have been posted at exactly the same time, must be divine inspiration!

Make my votes count
Make my votes count

I am thrilled that the Pope’s endorsement will bring the huge and rabid following that it deserves. AT is dedicated to spreading the progressive word.

On the other hand as a staunch atheist I have to point out the irony of the leader of “Christianity” and purveyor or the “Bible” calling something fake.

#accredited-times-pick

MillionDollarBonus

Any Christian willing to compromise their stated principles and join progressives is welcome.

AP Vatican City Desk
AP Vatican City Desk

AP BREAKING: POPE TO UNDERGO SEX CHANGE OPERATION. BECOME POPE FRANCINE.

TedCruz
TedCruz

Black unemployment lowest in 17 years. Mr. Magoo or AT would praise Trump except that calumny lotion they keep usin’ causes blindness.

#fake-news

Bureaucrat
Bureaucrat

Fake news. You obviously don’t consume accredited media. If you did, you would know that everything Trump does is bad. America is in shambles. There is nothing positive to report. The only good news is that Russia hasn’t wiped us off the map… yet.

#accredited-times-pick

MillionDollarBonus

Wow pope Francis is really the best pope ever! He’s so right – fake news is nothing but disinformation and lies! Lying is a SIN! It’s also a sin to not love your neighbor, so not helping refugees who rioted in Rome because of inadequate free accommodation and food is a SIN! Real Christians love everybody unconditionally and don’t hold them accountable to any standards – unless they’re white males, who need to live up to impossibly high standards.

It’s really exciting that the pope himself now officially backs the accredited times. This year has been an amazing year for the AT, despite the horrifying political developments in the West. But it all works in our favor – the more extreme and crazy the right get, the more people come to the Accredited Times to restore their sanity. This year saw the AT develop into a truly professional news site, but next year is going to be all about readership. Next year is when we truly put the AT on the map.

trav777

We just have to be concerned that those huge corporations like Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T, who are much smaller than Google or Facebook, try to shut us down because Net Neutrality of the “Free and Open Internet” has been repealed by the FCC. Just like in 2015

MillionDollarBonus

I’m really worried about this. The AT grew so much after net neutrality because we weren’t at the mercy of service providers, and now it seems we’re under attack by the Russians again, who don’t want us to report the truth! Is it a coincidence that this happened just after the repeal of the free and fair socialist internet? I don’t think so.

drb6

So it was Russians masquerading as Religion of Peace hackers (smevk pathan or whatever) that were attacking us again? Do we need to change our passwords to something other than “123” or “password”? Did you put your crack team of engineers of color on patching up the security holes?

I was extremely worried that we may lose all our valuable, progressive intellectual property created over years.

MillionDollarBonus

I’ve hired an external security company run exclusively by people of color to secure the site, and I’ve changed all my passwords. Your passwords should be alright as you don’t have enough privileges to compromise the site, but you might as well change them anyway.

drb6

Thanks, this puts my mind at ease. Russians have nothing on security teams consisting of people of color from Pakistan – hopefully you hired Arwan brothers that were so good at keeping DNC servers safe from hackers. I also changed all my passwords to “1234” from “123”. This should thwart hackers for years.

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