Roger Ailes and NY's Cardinal Dolan are friends with benefits in that their close personal relationship has resulted in some sweet quid-pro-quo's courtesy of the "fair & balanced" news network. In giving the bishops nationally televised support for their opposition to "Obamacare," Ailes is able to put the Catholic seal of approval on what are also GOP talking points with the hope that more Catholics will vote Republican. The quid-pro-quo is also reflected in the frequent presence, on Fox, of NY priest (Columbia chaplain) Fr. Jonathan Morris who is always ready to provide a nexus between Catholic and right wing talking points. And because of Morris' cult following popularity, Ailes gets more viewers. Sweet. Last night, during a Hannity rant about why he doesn't heart NY because of that nasty Governor Cuomo who hates godly conservatives, Morris, once again, showed us why he sits at the right hand of Roger Ailes - spiritually speaking, or course.
The show began with the audio of NY Governor Cuomo's out of context quote about right wing extremists. Hannity went to Fox contributor and right wing PJ media correspondent, Michelle Fields who was standing outside of St. Patrick's Cathedral. She reported that even though Cuomo has walked back his comment, "it's not sitting well with Catholics." In asking her interviewees if it was "right" for Cuomo to say that pro-life people are "not welcome" in NY, she misrepresented the Governor's comment. All of the Catholics (only one woman) dissed Cuomo and questioned his Catholicism.
Hannity informed us that he contacted just about every important Democrat in the world but they are ignoring him because "they don't have the moral courage to speak out against their own party." He asked Fr. Morris if he was pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, and pro gun. Morris said yes to the first but noted that he doesn't oppose gun restrictions. Hannity told Morris that "this government thinks you are an extremist."
Morris said that at first he thought the comment was a mistake. He hoped that it would be clarified but was offended by the clarification because Cuomo was described, by his counsel, as having "great respect for the Catholic faith." He preached that "if you have great respect for your Catholic faith, well then you hold up your Catholic faith, your Christian faith, as an ideal." Morris pushed the same anti-choice lie that Andrea Tantaros advanced on a Fox "news" show; i.e. that Cuomo, through his legislation and his governance "believes that abortion on demand and he's about to propose another law coming up in this legislative session that access in NY city and state even greater than that throughout the whole US." he repeated that he found the clarification "very offensive" and "disingenuous."
Hannity expressed his belief that Cuomo's original supposed slight to conservatives shows us "how he really feels." Dana Perino described Cuomo's original comment as "impulsive" and a reflection of how he thinks. She told Hannity that "they" won't care if Hannity leaves NY because "they think you're evil." (Like how Hannity feels about blacks, gays, immigrants, atheists, liberals, etc etc.?) Hannity said he can't leave because he has obligations here and can't abandon all those who rely on him. He read a letter from the Texas lt.governor encouraging him to move to Texas.
The oh, so posh, bollocks on those filthy poor people Staurt Varney said he was "steamed" and whined about how "we" conservatives are "characterized as bigots." (Well, if the silver spoon fits...) and how that is the sub-text of Cuomo's comment. Varney suggested that he can't be a bigot because of his - wait for it - "large, multi-racial family" and because he's a "practicing Christian." (As were Southern slaveholders and many Nazis!) He whined about the nasty left who accuse people like him of being "bad guys."
Hannity again played the Catholic card in asserting that Cuomo is saying that Cardinal Dolan and Fr. Morris aren't welcome in NY. Morris whined about the characterization of pro-lifers as extremists and then accused Cuomo of being an extremist. Hannity repeated his threat (or is it promise) to eventually leave NY because he's "not wanted here." Morris hoped that Cuomo will apologize.
Funny, the sweet little padre doesn't seem to be offended when right wing hate mongers say hateful things such as when Ann Coulter "joked" about killing Meghan McCain and Rush Limbaugh race baits and refers to Georgetown Law students as sluts. The very extremism that Cuomo was referring to is supported by Fox News which has no problem offending a whole range of people. But something tells me that they won't be leaving the Big Apple anytime soon.
This shows the true character of Morris and that other cafeteria Catholic, Dolan. It’s all about Ailes influence and money. All of these false prophets need to be ex-communicated from the church-permanently.
All of them, including Hannocchio the RINO, are utter disgrace to the Catholic church.
NOTE TO MORRIS, AILES, AND HANNITY
Matthew 7:15 describes you all to a tee. We can smell the scent of a wolf miles away. Our apologies to the wolf.