Fox News Reporter Hired as Vatican Media Adviser
ROME — In an effort to shore up its communications strategy amid a widening leaks scandal in a troubled papacy, the Vatican has hired the Fox News correspondent in Rome as a senior communications adviser.The correspondent, Greg Burke, 52, who has covered the Vatican for Fox since 2001, will leave the network to help improve and coordinate the Vatican’s various communications operations, Mr. Burke and the Vatican spokesman said. Some Vatican watchers called the move a power play by media-savvy Americans inside a Vatican hierarchy run by Italians whose most frequent communications strategy is to accuse their critics of defamation. Mr. Burke is a member of the conservative Opus Dei movement, and his hiring underscores the group’s role in the Vatican.
What That means In Plain English
Frankly speaking you cannot teach an old dog new tricks. The vatican hasn’t updated it sperm laced manuals on hwo to deal with issues. Killing loads of people to silence them and then blaming it on Satan wouldnt seem to fitting, especially since the the whole inquisition, ousting of the Jews from Europe and the whole Slavery is good for the negro soul thing. new times call for new methods and it seems no one is more adept at covering up the truth and spouting disinformation better than the american news media. They have had much training in justify wars, police brutality, criminalizing the poor, so sack tickling priest and global cover-up should be nothing.
What does he have to cover up/make seem better/Communicate Effectively
- That is a tall order. Vatican experts say that the institution is suffering from a deep crisis of leadership more than of communications. Pope Benedict XVI is seen as an intellectual with little interest or skill in governing, and his deputies have been mired in infighting.
- The Vatican must deal with a growing investigation that has led to the arrest of the pope’s butler in connection with the leaking of private documents, a case that could reach into higher levels of the hierarchy.
- The Vatican’s secretive bank remains embroiled in controversy over whether it can meet international transparency standards.
- And on Friday in Philadelphia, a former aide to a cardinal became the first senior official of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States to be convicted of covering up sexual abuse by priests under his supervision in a vast scandal that has cost the church untold credibility and more than $1 billion in legal settlements.
What does this Say about America?
We all know that something was up with the church. I mean the pope dresses like Liberace and yet the church has an anti-gay stance, I won’t even mention the castrated boys choir. I mean it clear to me that the world knows we are full of shit. All men are created equal except, women, Native Americans and Negros. We are a nation of immigrants who are so divided on immigration. We work for Peace through War, we are for religious tolerance yet well I mean I dont have to get into it do I ? Like America Oceania in Orwell’s classic 1984 is depicted as a nation of perpetual war, pervasive government, public mind control and the voiding of civil rights.
I wonder if violent regimes around the world will start really hiring republican Lawyers and Bill O’ Reilly to do some good ole fashion PR for them. President Assad in Syria can be fighting domestic home grown terrorists, some of which like in an American drone strike due to their proximity to some assumed terrorists must be terrorists too. Our number one export seems to be disinformation….
“America’s leading industry, is still the manufacturing, packaging and selling of bullshit. High quality, grade A, prime cut, pure American bullshit. Bullshit is everywhere. This entire country is completely full of shit and always has been. From the declaration of independance, to the constiution, to the star spangled banner, it’s still nothing a big steaming pile of red, white and blue bullshit. Think of how we started, this country has founded by a group of slave owners who said that all men were created equal…except for blacks, indians and women right!? Americans really show their ignorance when they say they want their politicians to be honest. What are these fucking cretins talking about. If honesty were suddenly introduced into American life, the whole system would collapse. No one would know what to do! Honesty would fuck this country up”