Given that one of the victims of the Connecticut massacre was Jewish and the shooting occurred during Hanukkah, it would seem appropriate for Fox News to have a rabbi provide his or her spiritual perspective on the tragedy. But Fox's *initial religious analysis was very Christian with several homilies from Fr. Jonathan Morris, an interview with a Newtown Catholic monsignor, an interview with a crisis counselor from the Billy Graham ministries, and some controversial commentary from evangelical Mike Huckabee. But yesterday, Fox finally decided to speak with a rabbi - but Rabbi Moffic was not alone. He had to share the Fox pulpit with - you guessed it - Fr. Jonathan Morris who, according to his **Facebook, had a total of four regular slots during the week-end in addition to being part of Bret Baier's Sunday evening special that covered the Memorial Service at which the president spoke.
The testimony of both clergymen was eloquent. Both Fox host Rick Folbaum, who is Jewish, and the rabbi referenced Hanukkah and how it connects to this tragedy with the heroic teachers acting as the Macabees. Still, I was thinking that it would be nice to hear commentary, on Fox, from the local rabbi. If Peter Johnson Jr. can interview a Catholic monsignor, why not interview Newtown's rabbi - and for that matter, other clergy from the local Protestant churches. Fox claims to be "Fair & Balanced," yet there is little religious diversity. And why couldn't this rabbi have had the whole segment to speak? Fox should really give Fr. Morris his own show. He's on often enough!
Anyway, it's all so sad...
Note - *The conversation with the rabbi was yesterday - after all of the aformentioned Christian segments of which Mike Huckabee had two. Better late than never?!
**Check out the picture of our favorite padre wearing his Wolverine gear at the Michigan game in NYC.
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Can we look forward to having a Muslim Imam accompanying a Buddhist Monk on Fox?