CBS Offers Sunday Morning Commentary Bashing Robertson, Intelligent Design

MRC analyst Mike Rule reported the liberal commentary of actress/comedienne Nancy Giles appeared again on CBS's Sunday Morning with that old reliable liberal target, the Rev. Pat Robertson. (I doubt Ben Stein will appear on CBS for a rebuttal on this topic.) To Giles, there were only two approaches to teaching evolutionary theory: teaching Science, or "dumbing down young minds" with a little time exploring the intelligent-design theory:"According to Pat Robertson, televangelist,God got mad when those good citizens of Dover, Pennsylvania voted out their school board for wanting to teach intelligent design as an alternative to evolution in the school's science classes. Those citizens decided they want science taught in those science classes, not religious theory. So Pat Robertson says, no more God in Dover, and he beamed that message on his show, 'The 700 Club,' to an audience of about 1 million people in the United States and in 70 different languages around the world. Nice. Why does Pat Robertson's God want to keep American students way behind the world in learning Science? Dumbing down young minds in an area in desperate need of bright, innovative thinking." After reviewing some other favorite Robertson quotes among liberals, and making "comedic" observations about how she would like a God who cures adult acne, Giles complained about Robertson: "Why couldn't he say these things in front of a little mirror at home instead of a world wide television audience and after his words of wisdom about the good citizens of Dover Robertson said he was 'simply stating that our spiritual actions have consequences. God is tolerant and loving, but we can't keep sticking our finger in his eye forever.' You’re right Pat, and if my God is listening to me, you're in big trouble."  

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