- Apr 13, 2021
If you stand on a balcony and chuck a brick over the side, and that brick ends up hitting somebody in the street, it’s no defense to blame the law of gravity. Similarly, if you build a PR bomb and take no steps to defuse it, you don’t get to blame the media for the blast.
Communication is meant to be constructive, to connect people and promote understanding, but too often the media have degenerated into platforms to disseminate hatred, said Paolo Ruffini, prefect of the Vatican Dicastery for Communication.
A report that Pope Francis is wearing a previously undisclosed medical device turned out to be bogus, but there are still lessons to be learned.
On an 11-hour long flight to Thailand, Pope Francis preferred a more relaxed tone.
When the media makes someone a star, they usually also make that person a one-dimensional cardboard cutout of themselves, popes very much included.
Violent video games are a problem. But they are not the problem.