Did Pope Francis really declare Bernie Sanders, a Jewish Socialist Democrat from Brooklyn, to be the "most Christian" candidate for President of the United States? And was it really because both Jesus and Bernie were once Jewish carpenters?
In a surprise speech, Pope Francis has declared Bernie Sanders, a Jewish Socialist Democrat from Brooklyn, as the "most Christian" candidate for President of the United States. The fact that Jesus and Bernie Sanders were both once Jewish carpenters was cited to support the claim, and The Pope made sure to clarify that the political ideology of Sanders was not the basis of the Christ comparison.
You have to admit, the introduction of the piece looks realistic enough to fool the casual observer into sharing the article without checking the source. And it hasn't been the first time a hoax article has claimed the Pope supports Bernie Sanders. Additionally USA TODAY columnist Stephen Prothero (who is not the head of the Catholic church) recently did write a column calling Sanders the most Christian candidate.
But the Stubhill News is a satirical website, so anything they print is unlikely to be true. And the hint is right there at the top of the page, in the subheading:
Print omnibus apta est excrementum
For our readers who don't understand Latin, it reads "All the sh*t that's fit to print", a clear parody of the famous "All the news that's fit to print" slogan from the New York Times.
Obviously many people haven't bothered to click through to the article (or they didn't read Latin) because the story is taking off on social media anyway: