You might think that after claiming that Disney's "Frozen" is part of a Hollywood feminist plot to make men look stupid, Steve Doocy couldn't get any more buffoonish. Think again. This morning he just couldn't get it through his hollow head that an atheist can also be a capitalist.
Before Doocy even started to speak, the banner framed the message for the piece: "Holy Hypocrisy, Atheist Makes Six Figures From Bible Apps." After some initial banter about apps, Doocy loudly reported that app creator Trevor McKendrick (cue the nice, Christian death threats) created a Spanish bible app which he then made into an audio book which is OMG "raking in six figures, per year [he grimaced] selling bibles."The banner provided the Fox message in the form of a clever question: "What's 'App' With That? Atheist Sells and Develops Bible Apps." Doocy then set the message when he informed his audience that this person is OMG an atheist, "selling bibles." A befuddled Doocy continued: "He's a capitalist; but he's an atheist, selling bibles."
After audio from McKendrick was played, in which he said that he felt terrible selling what he considers fiction to people, Hasselbeck said "wow," and Doocy quipped "getting rich selling fiction." (Like Christian televangelists, Steve?) Reinforcing the Fox message that it's an evil atheist who is desecrating Jesus' favorite book, the banner read "Atheist's App, McKendrick: Bible is like Selling Fiction." The banner reinforced the Fox Message with yet another question to which we know the answer: "Moral Dilemma, Should Atheist be Making Money Off Of Bible." (So I guess that Jews shouldn't be in a business that publishes Christian books?)
Despite the relentless propaganda to the contrary, Kilmeade provided the patina of fair & balanced when he said he had no problem with this because customers are getting what they want. Wall of genius Hasselbeck said she agreed "as long as he's not messing with the details."
Doocy asked the audience to respond to the question of whether "it's appropriate that people are making this guy rich over something that he does not believe in." Hasselbeck asked "if you would buy the product if you believed the person didn't believe in it." Doocy got in the last word: "You know there are a lot of bibles that you can buy out there online. I got a feeling that could change today with some of those going forward."
Fox & Friends has been described as "the morning happy-talk show that Ailes uses as one of his primary vehicles to inject his venom into the media bloodstream." That much of this venom is directed at atheists is demonstrated by the eagerness with which the happy and very Christian hosts of Fox & Friends use their happy and very Christian chat show as a vehicle to bash atheists. This morning's piece was, despite the difference of opinion, same old, same old.
But not only did this segment push the standard Fox & Friends atheists suck meme. Doocy's final comment suggested that the sweet Christian Fox friends were hoping that revealing this "holy hypocrisy," could damage this guy's bottom line. Silly me, I thought that they loved the free market!
And memo to the pals: Given the sheer whiteness of your presumably English speaking only audience, I don't think that your scorching expose will have any impact at all
As for Daddy Douchey, he definitely seemed hell-bent on trying to do deliberate damage to McKendrick and his business (who, btw, should be commended for keeping his own personal bias out of his business venture). Yes, folks, it’s a bizarro world inside Douchey’s head. Too bad he can’t keep HIS own personal biases out of what he does for a living like McKendrick does.
You know—a complete 180 from the “Christians” who can’t understand their doing a same-sex marriage photo shoot or a same-sex wedding cake or planning a same-sex wedding means they “condone” the activity yet feel their business entitles them to discriminate against potential customers, based on “personal beliefs.”
And while I don’t watch the FoxNoisePropaganda Channel, I’d be willing to bet that the network airs commercials for movies which may “offend” some of their viewers, because, you know, money doesn’t discriminate.
Righties don’t have a monopoly on Gawd, though they act like they do.