As America's premier morning bible show, Fox & Friends takes its bible movies very seriously. And when these bible movies don't measure up to their high standards, Fox & Friends wastes no time in criticizing them such as when official Fox priest, Fr. Jonathan Morris whined, to Fox Christian friend Ainsley Earhardt, that God wasn't mentioned in the movie "Noah" - even though the term "creator" was used. So now that Christian Bale, who plays Moses in the new movie "Exodus, Gods and Kings," has said that Moses was either a terrorist or a freedom fighter, Christian friend Elisabeth Hasselbeck and her Fox priest pal are a little concerned about what they feel is "unfair" treatment of Moses at the hands of faithless Hollywood.
Yesterday, Elisabeth Hasselbeck (sporting some cleavage) began the patented "Fight for Faith" segment with a video clip of Moses parting the Red Sea. She then informed the viewers that Christian Bale said that Moses would have been seen as a terrorist by the Egyptians but the Jews would have classified him as a freedom fighter. Bale also speculated that if Moses were doing his thing today, "drones would be sent out after him." She asked Morris what he thought.
Hasselbeck, in incredulous terms, said "Moses, a terrorist?" Morris did acknowledge that Moses would have been seen as a terrorist "in relation to the Egyptian empire." Hasselbeck asked "in today's terms?" The chyron framed the message with their typical verbiage: "Drumming Up Controversy, Bale: Moses was a Freedom Fighter, Terrorist" as Morris said "the drone thing, it makes it sound like the big, bad guys are the ones who use drones and of course that would be the US and the West against terrorists." (Obviously the sweet, little priest doesn't care about the innocent loss of life during US drone strikes). As a patriotic handmaiden to the patriotic right, Morris asserted that he "didn't like the comparison."
Hasselbeck asked Morris if he believed Bale's statement was "fair to what Moses did." Morris did say that he thinks that Moses was a freedom fighter, "no doubt, but a freedom fighter called by God." Hasselbeck was clearly peeved that Bale described Moses "in modern terms." Morris added that Bale has referred to Moses as a schizophrenic and just happened to mention that the director, Ridley Scott, has dissed religion as a "source of evil." But then he said that this Moses movie could be a valuable learning experience and that biblical epics are awesome.
But in typical Morris fashion, Fox's one true priest honed in for the Fox propaganda message about a godless Hollywood - which might be an iteration of the old school, "Legion of Decency," McCarthy era "Hollywood Jews thing. Morris praised the movie "Noah" but added, sweetly, that "what was missing was a spirit of faith." He asserted that any bible related movie must have "a perspective of faith."
At Hasselbeck's prompting, Morris spoke of his involvement with Mark Burnett's latest religious film, AD. Morris opined that directors could learn from Burnett (a devout Catholic) who, according to Morris, "tries to get it right" with regard to "faith" in film. Morris concluded with praise for Moses.
Aww, poor Moses. Here's the thing. What Christian Bale said about Moses pales in comparison with what is said, on Fox, about President Obama. And here's another thing. It's only a movie.But for Fox, it's an opportunity to pimp that godless Hollywood propaganda so it's all good....