While many responses to the unexpected announcement of Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation were downright vile, a handful showed some restraint, choosing instead to suggest a conspiracy at work. Among the highest-profile “pope truthers” were “real journalist” Piers Morgan, subject of a phone hacking scandal, and Soledad O’Brien, who’s been caught reading printouts of liberal blogs on the air. So if they’re not buying the pope’s explanation, why should Mia Farrow or her followers?
@miafarrow I couldn’t agree with you more! One day the truth will out.
— Just Me †(@VisionsOfMe) February 12, 2013
— Don Drennon (@dondrennon) February 12, 2013
@miafarrow Agreed. How could it not be something? He’s so sketchy.
— Kelly Carlin (@kelly_carlin) February 12, 2013
@miafarrow Something’s brewing in The Vatican. You can feel it.
— Andrew Hunt (@ahuntre) February 12, 2013
@miafarrow I think he’s in love with the handsome aide! Or he lost his faith…something movie-worthy!
— Gail Swingler (@Swinglerg) February 12, 2013
— kim dunn (@kmjdu) February 12, 2013
@miafarrow I agree. Something’s fishy . . and not the Loaves & Fishes
— Peggy Brava (@PeggyBrava) February 12, 2013
— Koala (@Ms_Lovebsexy) February 12, 2013
Here’s a question worth asking:
@dorothyatforbesRT Popes don’t retire- no matter what. I think something else is going on – since when is Mia Farrow a papal expert?
— John Vazquez (@one_vazquez) February 12, 2013
Even the Huffington Post has a report today listing other popes who have resigned, even though they never resign, no matter what. What better way to respond to a tweet featuring the hashtag #conspiracytheory than to accuse the pope of being out of touch with reality?
@miafarrow Totally agree. This pope was out of touch, out of step and simply not cognizant of reality.
— Ellen Gill Pastore (@egillpastore) February 12, 2013