domenica 31 ottobre 2021

Context is king in understanding Pope’s approach to Biden on abortion

(John L. Allen Jr., Crux) Truth, they say, is the first casualty of war. A journalistic analog might be, “Context is the first casualty of hype.” When you want to bang something like a cheap drum, the first rule is to avoid any context that might make the situation appear more complicated, less straight-forward, than simplistic narratives would suggest. This weekend has offered a classic example with regard to US President Joe Biden’s keenly anticipated tête-à-tête with Pope Francis. (...)