Media Display Investigative Skills With New Pope!!


NYTimes Lede Blog @thelede

Update: The New Pope’s Twitter Feed #pope


NayNay the Divine @zanyzaneta

@thelede confirms @JMBergoglio as the personal account of our new #Pope Francis I. He also apparently has a #Facebook


NBCWashington @nbcwashington

New Pope hasn’t tweeted as @pontifex yet, but he’s getting congratulations from around the world:




Justin Wolfers @justinwolfers

He had 785 followers when he tweeted this. Announcing he’s the Pope. RT @JMBergoglio Inmensamente feliz de ser el nuevo Papa, Francisco I


Franck Perrier @franckperrier

Jorge Bergoglio 1st tweet as pope Francis 1st. A man of our digital age. He also is on Facebook account @JMBergoglio

8:20 PM – 13 Mar 13


Yep, the media was right on it!  They were bloodhounds sniffing out his Twitter account!  Too bad it wasn’t real. 


David Freddoso @freddoso

This is a fake account run by some sick person, not genuine —> @jmbergoglio


It’s weird, they almost never apologize for the crap they get wrong on a daily basis, but for this one, they do…….  Oops, oops, oops……

Robert Mackey @RobertMackey

Apologies, we’ve corrected earlier @thelede update: @Pontifex is active again but Cardinal’s personal Twitter account is reportedly a hoax.


NBCWashington @nbcwashington

Correction: We’re now hearing that this account is a fake: News @BostonDotCom

CORRECTION: @JMBergoglio is not the account of Jorge Mario Bergoglio. Our apologies. News @BostonDotCom

CORRECTION: @JMBergoglio is not the account of Jorge Mario Bergoglio. Our apologies.


You can read more at Twitchy.

These are the people who want you to believe they’re trustworthy and bring you accurate information.  They can’t even look at past comments to confirm a Twitter account presumed to be the Pope’s. 

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8 Responses to Media Display Investigative Skills With New Pope!!

  1. kim2ooo says:

    HA HA HA HA! 🙂

  2. tckev says:

    ” Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. ( Luke 23:34)”

  3. DirkH says:

    Don’t miss the Vatican’s special Groupon offer for a free audience with J.M.!

  4. Bruce says:

    Real journalism is slightly harder than editing Greenpeace press releases into shocking exposés.

    Why do bloggers check their source material more and better than the MSM does? Is it because they are poor penniless church-mice? (/sarc)

    Well if NYT and NBC continue long enough like this maybe they too will be staffed by poor penniless church-mice like the unpaid writers for Huffpo (/sarc^2).

  5. PhilJourdan says:

    While I do not know, I suspect that Pope Francis had no twitter accounts. And it did not take me making a fool of myself to realize his lifestyle is not conducive to it.

    But then I am not a worm of the MSM either.

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