Sunday, August 26, 2007

Chris Wallace Slams Bill Moyers

PBS's angry liberal, Bill Moyers, has been unfairly targeting Karl Rove in the media of late, asserting, in so many words, that Rove is an agnostic who has manipulated the religious right.

When Rove responded in a Chris Wallace interview that he is an observant Episcopalian, Moyers continued to dispute that Rove is religious, stating that Wallace shouldn't take Rove's "every word as gospel."

Wallace skipped his "Power Player of the Week" segment today in order to respond to Moyers:

"If you want to find out about someone's religious beliefs, a good first step might be to ask him. If you had talked to Rove as I did, you would have found out he reads a devotional every day and the biggest charitable contribution he ever made was to his church. Of course, you never called Rove. That's reporting 101, but it would have gotten in the way of a tasty story line about a non-believer flimflamming the Christian right. I guess, Bill, reporting is easier when you don't worry about the facts."


Blogger Dana said...

I particularly liked this line: “You have to wonder how all those folks on the Christian Right must feel discovering they were used for partisan reasons by a skeptic, a secular manipulator.”

The assumption of course being that Christians are gullible, naive or worse, ignorant, and without discernment.

Gosh. If we could only be as brilliantly saavy as Bill Moyers!

Chris Wallace can take it though, after all he deftly pressed on in spite of an ex-president wagging his finger in his face.

4:46 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Great point, Dana -- what contempt Moyers seems to feel for Christians (or at least the "Christian Right").

I was unsure of Wallace when he first came to Fox News Sunday, but all in all he does a good job.

Best wishes,

10:43 PM  
Blogger The Ramblin' Rat said...

Hee! I heard this on Laura Ingram's show this morning. Classic!

11:53 AM  

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