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Vox Explains Which Religion The Pope Believes In

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Vox is a really terrific website that specializes in something they call “explanatory journalism.” This consists of two main elements: 1) Getting basic facts wrong, and 2) Telling you things you already knew, but apparently they didn’t.

Here’s an example of the latter:


This is right up there with another classic Vox headline, “Bears: The Place Where They Defecate May Surprise You.”

P.S. If you work at Vox, here’s a bit of explanatory journalism: I’m making fun of your work because you’re really bad at what you do.

P.P.S. An explainer on the previous explainer: No, seriously. You suck.