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Fox News and the 700 Club: Is there a difference?

Posted by Chris O on July 5, 2008, at 15:00:58

I was watching this Fox News story yesterday on how a group of Christian bookstores are distributing Bibles to US troops overseas this month. The story blathered on and on as if it these bookstores were offering some wonderful service, oblivious to the fact that oh, maybe the US military should not be used as a strong arm for Christian Messianic beliefs. But uh, I guess we've really never progressed beyond that in the United States, since no one seems to believe in progressivism at the national governmental level in anyway. I mean, it would be okay for a person who did not believe in the two thousand year old culture-centric patriarchal religion of a small group of people in Judea to run for president of the US, right? So, after watching this story, it hit me: There is no difference between Fox News and the 700 Club. Their "stories" offer the same rightist hyper-jingoist, hyper-Christian slant on everything. While Fox News was broadcasting that story, the 700 Club had on the "Cactus Cuties," a group "four young girls (Andi, Baylee, Blaire, and Madeline) from Lubbock, Texas." The girls "delighted the audience with their performance of The Star Spangled Banner." Co-host Terry Meeuswsen remarked how "God is really using you girls for something great." Of course, before being in the Cactus Cuties, the girls had all won several titles in the other southern American religion, beauty contests. It certainly is nice to know we can bring these types of "freedoms" to other nations. And it certainly is nice to see the separation of church and state alive and strong.

 

Re: Fox News and the 700 Club: Is there a difference? Chris O

Posted by Sigismund on July 5, 2008, at 16:47:52

In reply to Fox News and the 700 Club: Is there a difference?, posted by Chris O on July 5, 2008, at 15:00:58

When the Iraqis come to their right mind they will value these freedoms.

Has ever a word been given the freedom treatment?

It will vanish, all of it, when the next crisis hits and the next round of nonsense starts.

I have only watched Fox News ONCE and that must have been on 'Outfoxed'. I have tried my very best (even in cities with a Murdoch monopoly) to avoid purchasing any News Ltd products since 1975. Anyway, that avuncular thug whose name I prefer to forget who was talking to this brave kid whose father had died in the twin towers. That was enough for me.

 

Re: Fox News and the 700 Club: Is there a difference? Chris O

Posted by fayeroe on July 6, 2008, at 12:22:57

In reply to Fox News and the 700 Club: Is there a difference?, posted by Chris O on July 5, 2008, at 15:00:58

The line between those two has been blurring for years. Pat Robertson called the purple telle?tubbe gay, because "it" carries a purse and Fox news called Michelle Obama her husband's "baby mama".....one comes from brain canyons that don't have anywhere to go and the other one comes from smear racism.

I don't know who is crazier. (Watch out, PBC, here I come!)

 

Re: Fox News and the 700 Club: Is there a differen Sigismund

Posted by Chris O on July 6, 2008, at 14:03:33

In reply to Re: Fox News and the 700 Club: Is there a difference? Chris O, posted by Sigismund on July 5, 2008, at 16:47:52

I didn't own a television for most of the 1990s. I didn't even know what Fox News was until I started dating my current wife in 1999. Could have lived my life happily without ever hearing the name Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity, or the most mind-numbing show on television, Fox and Friends. Ignorance truly is bliss.


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