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Christian indignation meme perpetuated on FOX

Reported by Chrish - January 10, 2008 -

Yet another instance of so-called "Christian-bashing" was highlighted on FOX and Friends today 1/10/08 (and we can expect Bill O'Reilly to carry the torch tonight). It was a twofer for the Friends, who also got to bash liberal comedienne and talk-show host Joy Behar from up on that high horse.
With Video.

**AMENDED to include full video of View segment** - which makes the Friends' segment look even more disengenuous!

Behar, "a real bombthrower," said yesterday on ABC's The View that she has a theory:

"You can't find any saints anymore because of psychotropic medication. I think that the old days the saints were hearing voices, and they didn't have any Thorazine to calm them down. Now that we have all of this medication available you can't find a saint anymore."
She responded to Elisabeth Hasselbeck's interjection "Mother Teresa..." that she (MT) had issues..." and the clip ended.

Steve Doocy in particular was up in arms over this and urged people to email their thoughts. Unsurprisingly, a huuuuuge percentage of the respondents were aghast, appalled, outraged etc., one (which he read) even wondering why she isn't fired over the statement. Doocy said that she was in essence calling Christian saints "crazy people" because they heard voices.

Unbelievable! This from colleagues of Bill "O for Outrageous" Reilly, who daily vilifies the "farleft," calls a Democratic presidential candidate and former Senator a "phony" and "loser," and speculates that a young kidnap victim who was being molested and threatened stayed with his captor because it beat school and he had issues with his parents.

Behar, who was raised Catholic, has every right to raise an angle no matter how unpopular it might be. Doocy repeatedly referred to the majority-Christian population -specifically, he said we are "a Christian nation" - as some kind of argument that if it offends enough people it shouldn't be allowed. He contended that Behar was poking fun at saints, and threw out the hypothetical what if it was Mohammed, she'd be hammered.

Gretchen Carlson protested that she doesn't care what Joy Behar says, she doesn't watch the View, it's all about starting controversey to get them (F&F) to talk about them the following day, and she's trying to be Rosie O'Donnell. Doocy understood the who cares, I don't watch attitude, but...if people let it pass, someone else might copycat, it'll snowball, and next thing you know, people are going to think it's OK.

OK? It's Constitutionally protected and fine, dandy, too-freaking-bad-if-you-don't-like-it OK, Doocy. And all your twit emailing viewers.

Just to prove that what Behar said was thought-provoking, here's another interpretation from someone who doesn't have their Christian-crusading armor hiding her thin skin: Maybe there are saints and seers among us, and in our zeal to prescribe away any unacceptable behavior in our increasingly homogenous society we might be stifling some of our most creative and sensitive minds. She might have been lamenting the present, not criticizing the past.

But it's in FOX's best interest (it's ALL about ratings, don't forget) to over-react and fan outrage.


Here's the full segment from The View:

(Thanks Liz PbD)