Andrew Sullivan: Fox News Is 'One of the Most Powerful Forces Against Christianity'
You can tell things are really going poorly for President Obama: some of his biggest fans in the media members are going nuts.
Take Andrew Sullivan who on Friday actually called Fox News "one of the most powerful forces against Christianity in our culture."
Like most liberals in the media, Sullivan is displeased with Fox commentators that came down on Pope Francis's comments concerning capitalism.
And, not surprisingly, he's unhappy with Megyn Kelly's comments about Jesus being white:
Now it’s clear this was an ad lib, not really thought through, so we should cut Kelly some slack. But she’s wrong on two levels – wrong because Jesus was not a Northern European white person, but a Middle Eastern Jew. And as a Middle Eastern Jew under the Roman empire, Jesus was at the bottom of the heap in the power-structure of his time. And that’s the point. The Messiah came from the lowest rung, not the highest. The comfort that white people feel when they are a majority in a democratic society is about as far away from Jesus’ experience of the world as it is possible to get.
The assumption that a "Middle Eastern Jew" can't also be white is absurd.
In America, people from Arab states - Egypt, Iran, Saudi Arabia, etc. - are classified as Caucasian. In my life, I've worked with and met many Persians, and they have lighter skin than I do.
Furthermore, having been in Israel, most of the indigenous Jews I met were similarly so.
As such, all because Jesus was a "Middle Eastern Jew" does not mean he had dark skin.
But Sullivan wasn't finished making a fool of himself:
When you absorb the constant racial undertones on Fox, and its constant worship of the god of money, when you absorb their long list of fears about the “other”, whether immigrants or gays or the poor, when you recall their glee at the torture of human beings, or their passion for the death penalty, you can’t help but wonder if they are not one of the most powerful forces against Christianity in our culture. They have competitors out there, but Roger Ailes is never satisfied with being Number Two, is he?
You get the feeling that like most Fox-haters, Sullivan never watches the channel but instead gets his opinions about the network from other Fox-haters in the media?