WashPost TV Writer Mocks Planned Jeff Foxworthy Bible Game Show

Washington Post TV writer Lisa de Moraes broke out the anti-redneck sarcasm in reporting when GSN (formerly the Game Show Network) announced a new show called "The American Bible Challenge." It was somehow mandatory for her to quip, "Can't wait for the stoning-of-adulteresses question."

She began, "GSN announced Wednesday that it had signed Mitt Romney’s new BFF, Jeff Foxworthy," to host the show. She also listed how Foxworthy recently campaigned for Romney in Alabama and Mississippi.

She continued:

For one hour, Foxworthy will grill contestants on their knowledge of the Bible, GSN — which once stood for Game Show Network — told advertisers Wednesday morning in Manhattan.

GSN said the questions will be “designed to acknowledge and celebrate the Bible’s continuing importance in contemporary life and culture.” Can’t wait for the stoning-of-adulteresses question.

It appears contestants will be selected on the basis of their backstories, because GSN says contestants are going to share them with viewers at home and the studio audience.

And teams of contestants will represent “worthy faith-based organizations,” said GSN, without elaborating as to how it planned to weed out the unworthy ones.

This is the same journalist who wanted Vice President Biden to put the smackdown on Elisabeth Hasselbeck on the set of "The View" when she asked about his "Big F---ing Deal" remarks on Obamacare: "Biden did not take her by both wrists, waggle her about a bit and call her a nincompoop -- which explains why he's the vice president and we're only entrusted to run a TV column."

Tim Graham
Tim Graham
Tim Graham is Executive Editor of NewsBusters and is the Media Research Center’s Director of Media Analysis