Fake News Pope Francis Donald Trump

Fake News Pope Francis Donald TrumpFake News Pope Francis Donald Trump –Some don’t take us seriously when we point out that Pope Francis and Donald Trump have a lot more in common than is usually thought.

Catholic Churches, last Sunday, reported in their bulletins Francis’ criticism of “Fake News” made Jan. 24 on World Communications Day.

“. . .when we yield to our own pride and selfishness, we can also distort the way we use our ability to communicate,” Francis said. “This can be seen from the earliest times, in the biblical stories of Cain and Abel and the Tower of Babel .  The capacity to twist the truth is symptomatic of our condition, both as individuals and communities.”

Note this was one week after a certain other world leader gave out awards for “fake news”.

Francis defined “fake news” as “the spreading of disinformation on line or in the traditional media.”

“It has to do with false information based on non-existent or distorted data meant to deceive and manipulate the reader,” he said.  “Spreading fake news can serve to advance specific goals, influence political decisions, and serve economic interests.”

So how do we defend ourselves?

“The most radical antidote to the virus of falsehood is purification by the truth,” Francis said.

He noted that “The truth is not just bringing to light things that are concealed, “revealing reality”, as the ancient Greek term aletheia (from a-lethès, “not hidden”) might lead us to believe (but) involves our whole life. ”

He said “Truth is something you can lean on, so as not to fall.  In this relational sense, the only truly reliable and trustworthy One – the One on whom we can count – is the living God.  Hence, Jesus can say: ‘I am the truth’.  We discover and rediscover the truth when we experience it within ourselves in the loyalty and trustworthiness of the One who loves us.  This alone can liberate us: ‘The truth will set you free'”.

He advocated that all participate in a “journalism of peace”.

“By that, I do not mean the saccharine kind of journalism that refuses to acknowledge the existence of serious problems or smacks of sentimentalism,” he said. “On the contrary, I mean a journalism that is truthful and opposed to falsehoods, rhetorical slogans, and sensational headlines.  A journalism created by people for people, one that is at the service of all, especially those – and they are the majority in our world – who have no voice.  A journalism less concentrated on breaking news than on exploring the underlying causes of conflicts, in order to promote deeper understanding and contribute to their resolution by setting in place virtuous processes.  A journalism committed to pointing out alternatives to the escalation of shouting matches and verbal violence.”

Fake News Pope Francis Donald Trump
Great minds think alike.

So American journalists, this means when you learned powerful forces in federal law enforcement are conspiring with one candidate to win an election, you report it. And not just report it, report it with appropriate outrage.

This means when rich connected types are forcing those without much disposable income to pay for their lifestyles, you, well “afflict the comfortable” even if you had been led to believe they are part of a “progressive” future.

This means you point out that certain behavior is damningly destructive even if it is unfashionable to do so.

World Communications Day was  Jan. 24 because it is the feast day of Saint Francis de Sales, the patron saint of journalists.

Fake News Pope Francis Donald Trump

 

Franken Rose Photo Illustrates Establishment Corruption

Franken Rose Photo Illustrates Establishment Corruption

Franken Rose PhotoThese two buddies enjoying a joke (about women?) perfectly illustrate a big reason for this nation’s problems. A society can’t survive if it is based on lies.

Sen. Al Franken and newly unemployed commentator Charlie Rose for years have been setting social mores and controlling the information we have been receiving much of which was out-and-out falsehood. Matthew Shepard was murdered because he was gay? George W. Bush was a racist? Women make 77 cents on the dollar compared to men? Donald Trump colluded with the Russians?

Etc. etc. etc.

All were repeated as truths by the crowd to which these guys belonged and all were lies. One of Shepard’s murderers, it turns out, was a fellow drug dealer and occasional lover. Homophobia had nothing to do with it.  Bush, of course, was governor when James Byrd’s murderers received the death penalty. And women make the same amount as men for the same job, workload and skill level. 

And while there is no reason to think President Trump colluded with the Russians there is plenty of reason to think his cool-crowd-connected opponent did.

Of course, unless you get your info from alternative sources such as talk radio or independent websites, you are not going to know this.

And now it turns out that Franken and Rose and whole lot of others were self-centered pigs who were laughing up their sleeves at the truth for the last four decades.

Well, it paid well.

Franken Rose Photo Illustrates Establishment Corruption

 

 

9th Annual GIordano Feast Of 7 Fishes

9th Annual GIordano Feast Of 7 Fishes9th Annual GIordano Feast Of 7 Fishes — Dom Giordano’s 9th Annual Feast of the Seven Fishes is 6:30 -10 p.m.., Monday, Dec. 18 at the  Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square, 1800 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19103.

The always fantastic affair features  a huge and varied menu, live music and the bestowal of the National Person of the Year Award which this year goes to Pennsylvania-based commentator and brilliant provocateur Jeffrey Lord.

Lord, alone, is worth the cost of a ticket which are $90 ($800 for a table of 10) and can be gotten here.

9th Annual GIordano Feast Of 7 Fishes

 

Rich Zeoli Hosts Honor Flight Nov. 10

Rich Zeoli Hosts Honor Flight Nov. 10Rich Zeoli Hosts Honor Flight Nov. 10 — Honor Flight Philadelphia will be Rich Zeoli’s guest during a live broadcast Nov. 10 from the Porch at the Lamb in Springfield.

Zeoli’s s show airs 3 to 6 p.m. on 1210 AM WPHT.

The restaurant is at 856 W. Springfield Road Springfield, PA 19064.

Stop by to say a few words about Honor Flight Philadelphia, meet Rich Zeoli, pick up memorabilia and have a meal. Veterans will receive a discount.

Honor Flight is a national non-profit organization founded in 2005 to give aging or terminally ill veterans a day of honor in Washington D.C.

There is no cost to the veterans.

The Philadelphia hub was started in 2011 by Springfield resident Andrew Schiavello.

 

Rich Zeoli Hosts Honor Flight Nov. 10

Tracy Price Lochetto Delaware County Press Club President

Kudos to Tracy Price Lochetto who is the new president of the Delaware County Press Club.

Her first meeting featuring Philly Pops President Frank Giordano at Margaret Kuo’s Restaurant in Wayne was a rousing success.

Tracy day job is communications director of the Delaware County Bar Association.

Tracy Price Lochetto Delaware County Press Club President

Tracy Price Lochetto Delaware County Press Club President

New York Times Hypocrisy Exposed

New York Times Hypocrisy Exposed — The amazing James O’Keefe will expose the hypocrisy and lies of The New York Times 10 p.m., tonight on One America News.

It’s part of a continuing series and is worth watching. Go get ’em James. God bless Project Veritas.

New York Times Hypocrisy Exposed

New York Times Hypocrisy Exposed

News From WFYL

News From WFYL — Good friend Kim Kennedy has asked us to let you know that Laura Ingraham can be heard on WFYL 9 a.m. to noon on weekdays.

Kim hosts the station’s It’s A New Day program 6-9 a.m., Tuesday and Thursday and can be heard here.

Laura’s great, Kim,  but here 9-noon is Dom Time.

News From WFYL

News From WFYL

 

Dom Hosts Bill O’Reilly In Speaker Series

Dom Hosts Bill O’Reilly In Speaker Series — Bill O’Reilly will be guest of WPHT’s Speaker Series, 7 p.m., Oct. 19 at Broadway Theatre of Pitman, 43 S. Broadway, Pitman, N.J. 08071.

Host is Dom Giordano. Tickets are $24 and include a copy of O’Reilly’s book Killing England.

Dom Hosts Bill O’Reilly In Speaker Series

Jason Kessler Interview Regarding Charlottesville

Jason Kessler Interview Regarding Charlottesville — For the record, we couldn’t care less if Charlottesville, Va. removes a statue of Robert E. Lee, but there appears to be another side to yesterday’s (Aug. 12) events that isn’t being reported, namely that the city failed to provide police presence and created circumstances in which violence was likely.

Here is an interview (language warning) with event organizer Jason Kessler in which he gives his side.

Don’t expect it to be up too long on YouTube.

 

Jason Kessler Interview Regarding Charlottesville

Jason Kessler Interview Regarding Charlottesville

Greg Gianforte Body-slammed Partisan Not Journalist

Greg Gianforte Body-slammed Partisan Not Journalist — Republican Greg Gianforte waltzed into Montana’s congressional seat, yesterday, mere hours after he was charged with misdemeanor assault for roughing up Ben Jacobs of the British-owned media publication The Guardian.

Some are decrying this as an assault on the free press. It is not. Jacobs is not a journalist. He is a partisan with a platform. His goal is not to provide the citizenry with accurate information but to advance an agenda and make obstacles to it look bad. This often means harassing the targets and distorting — to be polite — their positions.

It appears the citizenry, though, is catching on.

Americans hopefully also wake up to the reality that the battle is not about advancing a political party. It’s about advancing the idea that freedom is good; that freedom can only exist with courage, and that courage requires strong personal morals.

The special election was held to fill the seat vacated by Republcan Ryan Zinke who was appointed as Secretary of the Interior. Montana is a conservative state but not a knee-jerk Republican one. Its governor is Steve Bullock, a Democrat, who campaigned hard for Gianforte’s opponent, Rob Quist.

Pope Says Redistribute Wealth

Greg Gianforte Body-slammed Partisan Not Journalist