By giving this response “Pope Francis spoke in very general terms, and did not specifically refer to same-sex marriage as a civil union,” he explained.
The history of the Church on these statements should make it clear that doctrine does not change. But some people are so eager for change, they'll create a false narrative to support their point of view.
And then one day Pope Francis will come out explicitly against same-sex civil unions and liberals will be disappointed because of the false expectations by the media.
It never fails. It happened with contraception and women priests, it'll happen again with this topic.