MRC President Brent Bozell just appeared on "Fox & Friends" to address the Discovery Channel's decision to air "The Lost Tomb of Jesus" on March 4. The documentary, produced by filmmaker James Cameron, claims to have found a tomb bearing the remains of Jesus Christ, but archaeological experts dispute Cameron's claims.
Earlier this week, Mr. Bozell issued a press statement calling on Discovery Channel to not air the documentary. The "Lost Tomb" was also the subject of his February 28 syndicated column.
Bozell argued: "The Discovery Channel calls itself, bills itself, as the number one network of nonfiction on television today. The only problem being, this [documentary] is fiction. There is nothing accurate about this piece of nonsense that's going on the air. As a matter of fact, it is not — it's being denounced not just by all manner of religious scholars, but the scientific community has denounced this. Even the people who participated in this have denounced this. When you get the man who oversaw the actual dig in 1980 calling it nonsense, calling it sheer impossibility, when you've got the curator of the Rockefeller Museum, who worked on the numbering of these ossuaries, saying that your guest, who is coming on next, is pimping to get attention. That it is, again, absolute nonsense, and that he's giving a bad name to archaeology.”
[Originally posted at 08:57 EST, updated with video at 10:13 EST]