Monday, August 30, 2010

No Big Media love for mighty Mo?

We noted last week Newsweek's mocking and chiding of the American public for allowing the possibility to think that the President might be Muslim and we are beginning to wonder just what is Big Media's problem with Islam for we have never seen a more vigorous defense of Christianity at the expense of another widely practiced and perfectly legitimate Abrahamic faith.

Check out the WaPo who caught up with the President's former pastor, the quote machine, Jeremiah Wright, who was blasting those who think that Obama is a Muslim:

Wright's only reference to Obama came when he compared Griffen's opponents to those who incorrectly think Obama is Muslim. The president, whose full name is Barack Hussein Obama, is Christian.

And later:

A poll released this month found that nearly one in five people, or 18 percent, said they thought Obama was Muslim, up from the 11 percent in March 2009. The proportion who correctly said he was Christian was 34 percent, down from 48 percent in March of last year. The poll, conducted by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center and its affiliated Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, surveyed 3,003 people.

(italics, ours)

If it's an opinion poll, then why do we need to be told what the Washington Post is insisting is the right answer... that would only be their opinion, no?

And check out the perky one, Katie Couric from last week:

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"He is not (a Muslim)"

"For the record: He is a Christian"

Are you all noticing a pattern here?

Newsweek, the Washington Post and CBS Evening News all saw fit to instruct, nay, admonish us for thinking that the President was anything but a follower of Christ and most certainly not, pffft, a Muslim.

It certainly looks from our vantage point that Big Media would have a problem if it indeed turned out that the President is a closet Muslim. Given the context of the comments and the narrative, how could it not?

How wacky are things these days when a small neighborhood right-wing blog like ours is coming to the defense of the religion of peace?

1 comment:

SarahB said...

best point of the day! Don't forget to let us know what day you can join the Beer Summit ;)