Pope Thinks Media Has Problem With Poop

Francis says scandal-obsessed media serves feces and people gobble it up
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 7, 2016 3:04 PM CST

(Newser) – The pope is very concerned about the media's love of poop and the public's desire to eat said poop, CNN reports. "The media should be very clear, very transparent, and not fall prey ... to the sickness of coprophilia, which is always wanting to communicate scandal, to communicate ugly things, even though they may be true," UPI quotes Pope Francis as saying during an interview with a Belgian magazine Tuesday. "Since people have a tendency toward the sickness of coprophagia, it can do great harm." Coprophilia is being turned on by feces; coprophagia is eating it. The pope also warned against disinformation, which he defined as "saying only a part of the truth and not the rest." According to the AP, Francis may have a nit to pick after he was falsely reported to have endorsed Donald Trump for president earlier this year. (Read more Pope Francis stories.)

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