The Pope Slapped A Woman Who Grabbed Him. He Did Nothing Wrong.

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'Pope Francis has been the focus of outrage this week after slapping a woman who grabbed him — thereby, if my interpretation of Canon Law is correct, infallibly granting all Catholics the moral right to smack whomever we please. As a Catholic and a longtime critic of Pope Francis, I’m thrilled that he finally did something I can support. Though he issued an unfortunate apology, thus losing most of the goodwill he’d accrued in my eyes, the Slap Heard Round The World was nonetheless justified.

The media has of course given the most sensationalist framing it could to the incident. The New York Times may win the prize this time, declaring that Francis had “slapped away a clinging pilgrim.” This brings to mind images of a dusty traveler in tattered clothing getting chucked into the street as she tries to greet the Pope after a long journey on a holy pilgrimage. CNN implied that Francis had committed “violence against women,” which makes it sound like he flew into a blind rage and pummeled an innocent onlooker.'

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but I watched what happened over and over, and he pretty much just slapped at her hand when she grabbed him and spun him back in her direction. he did the right thing after his initial response by just rearranging his twisted robe and walking away, letting his bodyguards handle it. she should try yanking on some other ruler like that. people have been killed for less. wonder how boris' gang would have responded? wwjd? admit it, lots of people are frackin nuts.

take away? the lame media (like cnn) has become so whacked they can't even report a simple human interaction w/o pulling some kind of victim card out of mid-air nothingness. guess calling them journalists anymore is a bit of a stretch.

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