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Hannity Accuses Rolling Stone of Christian Bigotry

Reported by Deborah - January 18, 2005

Rolling Stone Magazine decided not to publish an ad for The Bible claiming they have an unwritten rule not to accept religious advertisements.Hannity was quick to accuse Rolling Stone of Christian bigotry but Zandervan Publishing didn't agree.

The VP from Vandervan Publishing claimed that The Onion, MTV and Modern Bride are running the ad adding that Rolling Stone is not in touch with the growing popularity of The Bible with the younger age group.He was very clear that he was not accusing Rolling Stone of bigotry and would very much like to resume negotiations for the ad campaign.

Hannity disclosed at the beginning of the segment that Vandervan Publishing is a subsidiary of Harper Collins owned by News Corp. This type of disclosure was something I hadn't seen before from Hannity who wanted to know if Vandervan was planning to take legal action calling it a case of discrimination. Paul Cannitti was almost shocked at the idea of litigation saying "Frankly we haven't made a big fuss." Hannity offered him time on his radio show indicating that he could make a big fuss.

comment: This case of manufactured bigotry was more ridiculous than usual. The guest seemed surprised by Hannity's blatant accusation and also upset that Hannity might alienate Rolling Stone.I guess it's difficult to keep a constant flow of persecuted Christians on the show night after night.Maybe Hannity should put an ad in Rolling Stone.

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