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Big Story my Aunt Fanny

Reported by Chrish - June 27, 2007 -

The Big Story today 6/27/07 was, of course, the issuance of subpoenas for White House documents related to the Bush administration's warrantless wiretapping program, but watching the Big Story on FOX one got the alternate reality exclusive interview with Larry Birkhead, the father of Anna Nicole Smith's baby. There's Rosie O'Donnell's daughter playing dress-up as a soldier, ooh! And Steve jobs about to make another billion dollars - aah! Floods in Texas, fires in California, and somebody suing a candy company - ooh la la.

Even the political segment was just gossip and fluff; Doug Schoen, promoting his book "The Power of the Vote" discussed Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's remarks that the evangelical right has hijacked religion in this country.

Of course, any time any one utters a criticism against radical Christians FOX announces they've "declared war" and today was no exception, with the added adjective "Holy" war. Sheesh. Schoen, a former advisor to Clinton and currently a FOX News contributor, agreed that Obama said what he did to revitalize his campaign because his numbers are stagnant. Obama, he said, has "created" this villain to galvanize a constituency around this issue.

Comment: Or maybe, as a practicing Christian, he is tired of the image the word now evokes, of an angry, controlling, judgmental, punitive, exclusive zealot. He is calling on good, kind, caring, compassionate Christians to take back their good name.