The Pope comes up with another memorable phrase:
In a recent interview with Tertio, a Belgian Catholic weekly, Pope Francis likened news that is “wanting to communicate scandal … [and] ugly things” – even in cases where there is truth to a story – to the “sickness of coprophilia,” which the Oxford Living Dictionary defines as an “abnormal interest and pleasure in feces and defecatio
“A thing that can do great damage to the information media is disinformation: that is, faced with any situation, saying only a part of the truth, and not the rest,” the pope said, according to a transcript of the interview. “This is disinformation. Because you, to the listener or the observer, give only half the truth, and therefore it is not possible to make a serious judgment.
“Disinformation is probably the greatest damage that the media can do, as opinion is guided in one direction, neglecting the other part of the truth,” he added.
The pope also said that “people have a tendency towards the sickness of coprophagia,” which means that misinformation and scandalous stories “can do great harm.” Coprophagia is defined as “the eating of feces or dung.”
Go here to read the rest. Well, welcome to the Club your Holiness. Most conservatives have assumed for years that much of the product of the mainstream media bears a striking resemblance to male bovine waste.