The term "Cafeteria Catholic" is used, in most cases, to describe those Catholics who don't adhere to the strict and infallible Catholic doctrines on birth control and homosexuality. It's used less often to describe those Catholics who, while "pro-life," ignore Church teaching on war and social justice which, in Catholicism, are not dogmatically defined. So I guess it's really no big deal that Fox's Eric Bolling, a devout Catholic, can preach the right wing beatitude of "f#&k the poor" because he's against Planned Parenthood. But the cognitive dissonance is interesting. According to the Catholic "Catechism" (rule book for RC's), trash talking about folks is a bad thing. Additionally, it says that "one should practice moderation and discipline in the use of the social communications media." "Moderation and discipline" are not Bolling traits; but he goes to daily Mass and lights candles for his friends so it's all good??Read more
In the three way GOP primary to elect a candidate to run against Democratic NY Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Sean Hannity has Hannitized attorney Wendy Long who has also been endorsed by the radical, anti-same sex marriage "National Organization for Marriage." For her support of the US Catholic Bishops' fight against the HHS birth control mandate, she received the embrace of Fox fave, NY's Cardinal Dolan. If she wins, wonder if Hannity will be out on the campaign trail.
Although the Supreme Court agreed with the Obama administration and struck down most of the Arizona immigration law yesterday, there was not a single Democrat on Your World to discuss that or any of the other issues.Read more
Ruh-Roh! Rupert Murdoch is not happy with Mitt Romney and he's tweeting about it!Read more
Shepard Smith contradicted Fox's own coverage of the Supreme Court's immigration ruling when he and Judge Andrew Napolitano smacked down Airzona Governor Jan Brewer's bizarre claim that the "heart" of her state's law had been "vindicated." Smith said he was "just kind of scratching my head" over Brewer's statements. Then, he added, "I felt like the Yankees had just played the Red Sox in a four-game set; the Yankees had won three out of four and the Red Sox claimed a series victory because they got one game."Read more
Geraldo “Blame The Hoodie” Rivera reviewed a newly-released police video of George Zimmerman re-enacting his deadly confrontation with unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin – and declared that “race played no part” in the shooting. Rivera's sole criteria for his judgment was that Zimmerman had not mentioned that Martin was black during the re-enactment. Yet moments earlier, Rivera had acknowledged that Zimmerman was shrewdly putting his best legal foot forward in the video.Read more
Bill O'Reilly is an educated man; but when it comes to religion he retreats into the comfy narrow dogmatism of 1950's Catholic education which provided both questions and answers as determined by the Magisterium. Any disagreement with the script was marked with a stern reprimand. That Bill learned his lessons well is shown by his incisive theological exegesis about the divine nature of the tides, Jesus guided evolution, and atheists suck. And as a devout Catholic who has taken over the patriarchal role of looking out for us, he is distressed about a new survey which shows that belief in God, among young people, is plummeting. For Bill, this is troubling and an example of more creeping secularism which, according to Bill, is actually the fault of the American public school system which Bill reprimanded in last week's "Factor's" discussion on how kids might be, in the words of R.E.M., loosing their religion.Read more
The Supreme Court has just struck down three out of the four challenged provisions of Arizona's controversial immigration law, SB 1070. As USA Torday reported (via Tucson.com):
The court, in a 5-3 ruling, left standing only the “check your papers” part of the law that requires state and local police to perform roadside immigration checks of people they’ve stopped or detained if a “reasonable suspicion” exists that they are in the country illegally.
The court indicated, however, that even that section could face further legal challenges.
So how is Fox News reporting this? It depends which site you're on.Read more
Forbes on Fox discussed Vice President Biden saying “we owe” public union workers for the work they do. Host David Asman set the tone for the discussion by saying, “We don’t owe them, they owe us.”Read more