Fox News Humor

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    Jul 29, 2013 6:58 AM GMT
    Sometimes, I think they're trying to be the new 'Comedy Central'.

    http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2013/07/28/video_fox_news_lauren_green_asks_reza_aslan_why_muslim_would_be_interested.html

  • HottJoe

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    Jul 29, 2013 7:20 AM GMT
    Wow. They really want to bury their heads in the sand...icon_eek.gif

    I thought he handled it well. It sounds like an interesting read, actually.
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    Jul 29, 2013 3:59 PM GMT
    I think he handled it amazing. Slowing his speech down and speaking syllable by syllable, often stressing the 'S' in religionssssss to highlight that he writes about all religions.

    Also some funny exchanges:

    "You're a Muslim, why did you write a book about Christianity?"

    - To be clear, I am a scholar of religion with four degrees, including one in the new testament, fluent in bibilcal greek, who has been studying the origins of christianity for 2 decades.

    "Yes, but why would you be interested in the founder of Christianity?"

    - Because it's my JOB as an academic, that's what I do for a living actually.

    And:

    "That's like a Democrat writing a book about why Reagan wasn't a good Republican."

    - It would be like a Democrat with a PhD in Reagan who has been studying his life and history for 2 decades writing a book about Reagan.

    Then he goes on to explain to her how debate in the context of scholarship works as if she's 10 years old all while calling her out for not even having read his book while trying to insinuate it must be biased.

    And ending with this:

    "Yes but in your other media appearances you never disclosed that you were a Muslim and I believe that's interesting for disclosure."

    - Actually the second page of my book says I'm a Muslim. Every single interview I have ever done says I'm a Muslim, I would encourage you to try to find media that doesn't mention my biography.

    I think he totally embarrassed her on every single exchange, and topped it off by speaking to her as if she were a child, syllable by syllable, since she was essentially acting like one. This aggressive approach many of these hosts have been taking in more modern days in some effort to try to make up for the fact that they don't often know what they're talking about has been irritating me quite a bit, it's nice to see a guest handle it so well.
  • AMoonHawk

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    Jul 29, 2013 4:14 PM GMT
    Why in the world would this even be news worthy?
  • HottJoe

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    Jul 29, 2013 4:15 PM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidWhy in the world would this even be news worthy?

    Because it's radical.icon_neutral.gif
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    Jul 29, 2013 4:20 PM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidWhy in the world would this even be news worthy?


    It's a segment / show called 'Spirited Debate' that discusses religion related things often it seems. The topic and book seem appropriate, that is, if she actually tried to talk about the content rather than the author.
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    Jul 29, 2013 8:53 PM GMT
    TV shows, including news shows, are fundamentally entertainment. It's not about objectively investigating a topic, but entertaining the viewers. If you believe that the goal of tv news shows is to inform us, you've been duped by their marketing.
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    Jul 29, 2013 8:56 PM GMT
    The newscaster.

    One word.

    "Cunt".
  • joeyvirgo982

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    Jul 29, 2013 9:29 PM GMT
    Faux News Debate Strategy:

    Attack the faith of the person (especially if they are not Christian)

    If all else fails, talk over them like an immature child.
  • HottJoe

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    Jul 29, 2013 9:41 PM GMT
    You should hear how they talk to their atheist guests!icon_eek.gif
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    Jul 29, 2013 9:47 PM GMT
    Fox News is not real news, if it was, the anchors would ask stupid questions like that. Fox News is all about being argumentative, I cut the video off after she asked the question again after he explained his degrees and background.
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    Jul 30, 2013 12:04 AM GMT
    the guest on the show was actually on reddit today hosting a AMA
    http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/1jal04/i_am_reza_aslan_scholar_of_religions_author_of/
  • metta

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    Dec 12, 2013 4:12 PM GMT
    Fox News Host Megyn Kelly: It’s ‘A Verifiable Fact’ Jesus Was White


    http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/fox-news-host-megyn-kelly-its-a-verifiable-fact-jesus-was-white/news/2013/12/12/80130
  • metta

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    Dec 13, 2013 5:43 PM GMT
    Jon Stewart Demolishes Megyn Kelly and Fox Freaking Out Over Santa

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    Dec 14, 2013 10:02 PM GMT
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