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FOX News Deliberately Hides Fact That "Middle East Analyst" Is Apocalyptic Christian Preacher

Reported by Marie Therese - July 26, 2006 -

Monday morning, July 24, 2006, in a blatant bit of "lying by omission", FOX & Friends host Mike Jerrick introduced End of Days Christian preacher and author Michael D. Evans as a "Middle East Analyst." Evans is the author of the books The American Prophecies: Ancient Scriptures Reveal Our Nation's Future. He is also the founder of the Jerusalem Prayer Team, whose stated objective is "... to have 1 million people praying daily and 100,000 houses of worship praying weekly for the peace and protection of the Jewish people."

Evans is a rapture Christian who believes that, once Israel is at peace, the end of the world will come, at which time a very few chosen Christians (including himself and George Bush) will be wisked into heaven by Jesus while the rest of non-believing humanity will be cast into the fiery pit for all eternity.

While Mr. Evans is entitled to his quaint religious notions, FOX News was playing it fast and loose with the truth when it labeled him a "Middle East Analyst".

"Right Wing Christian Lunatic" might have been a better choice.

This is not the first time during this conflict FOX has disguised a rabid Christian as an "expert." On July 19th, Chrish reported that Mark Hitchcock was introduced on The Big Story as the author of "Iran: the Coming Crisis." As Chrish noted, "Not mentioned [were] any of his other books, which include '101 Most Asked Questions about the End Times', 'Complete Book of Bible Prophecy', 'What Jesus Says About Earth's Final Days', and 'The Truth Behind Left Behind: A Biblical View of the End Times.'"

I've included an excerpt of Evans' writing below. After reading it and watching the video clip, you will have an excellent idea about how low FOX News Channel will sink in order to appease the rabid evangelical Christian base of the Republican Party.

Is America in prophecy? Yes, it is. As a Middle East analyst and minister who has worked closely with leaders in that region for decades, I tended to be skeptical of attempts to come up with schemes to plug America into prophetic interpretations. I have often referred to such teachers as "Pop Prophecy Peddlers." But, after thousands of hours of research, I am totally convinced that America is found in prophecy, and I believe you will, too, after reading [my] book.

In a nutshell, here is how the United States fits into Bible prophecy. America has married two brothers, both descendants of ancient Abraham, who was told by God to get out of Ur of the Chaldees (modern day Iraq).

The LORD had said to Abram, "Leave your country, your people and your father's household and go to the land I will show you. I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you." (Genesis 12:1-3 NIA)

One of these marriages was based on America's guilt over its appeasement policies, which resulted in the deaths of millions of Jews during the Holocaust. America has attempted to use a tiny democratic state in the midst of a sea of instability in the Middle East - Israel - to assist in deterring communism, fascism, and terrorism. The marriage to the other brother, Ishmael, was one of convenience. A mortal enemy of the younger brother, Ishmael brought a dowry of black gold (oil) to the marriage, and then used it to blackmail America.

The Middle East is home to two-thirds of the world's global oil reserves. OPEC presently accounts for 40 percent of the world's oil imports. According to the International Energy Agency, by 2030 that figure is expected to rise to 60 percent. By that time, the Middle East will supply 50 percent of U.S. oil imports, 50 percent of European imports, 80 percent of China's imports, and 90 percent of Japan's imports.

While Middle Eastern oil flows to the West, we ship arms in their direction. In fact, the Middle East region is currently America's number one client in the world for weapons of war. The U.S. has sold Saudi Arabia alone more than $200 billion in weapons since the 1980s.

Even after September 11, petrodollars earned by countries such as Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Libya have been used to sponsor terrorism, produce weapons of mass destruction, and finance a gospel of hatred that is brainwashing millions of Islamic youth. Yet America has been unwilling to admit that it is being blackmailed, let alone draw a line in the sand against it. Many Islamic regimes know that while they have the oil, as Ariel Sharon once said, "We have the matches." It's time for the U.S. to stand up to these bullies and quit capitulating to blackmail. Our future depends on it. (Source: BeliefNet.com)