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Wed Feb 6, 2019, 02:04 AM

When? When will it end? When will guys like Phil Robertson be tossed into the ashheap ...

of outdated causes?

Look...this is a major problem with our country. We need to advance, OK? Iron age thinking will not move this civilization forward.

It just won't.

Why are people that talk like this given any credence? If I were to appear on a nationally broadcast economics program and start spouting the principles of Astrology, how far would I get?

It is absurd. The President of the United States is taking advice from people who think demons are real things and who are convinced that an ancient, 1st century mythical god-man is coming back to earth any day now, and will arrive on a chariot.

LITERALLY!

Cavuto should have redirected from the chair. The very second he saw that fucking 3rd century thinking dimwit had a bible with him he should have cut him off. That asshole charlatan Robertson has absolutely nothing of intellect to add to ANY conversation. NOTHING. Tell the director to cut to commercial and be over it.

When, OH WHEN are people going to start calling these idiots out to their faces?

Cavuto should have simply said “well, that’s ridiculous and this interview is over”

And be fucking done with it?

Why carry on one second past the point that absurdity raises its head? Why give this fucking nitwit the airtime?

Proclaiming that your opinion has any validity merely because you hold up and/or quote a book that is almost entirely demonstrably false in content and accuracy is in no way something that should allow you any serious consideration in a rational society.

Fuck Phil Robertson. Fuck him and every other dimwit who refuses to live in this century.

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Reply When? When will it end? When will guys like Phil Robertson be tossed into the ashheap ... (Original post)
A HERETIC I AM Feb 6 OP
YOHABLO Feb 6 #1
A HERETIC I AM Feb 6 #2
GaYellowDawg Feb 6 #3
rusty quoin Feb 6 #4
struggle4progress Feb 6 #5
A HERETIC I AM Feb 6 #6
struggle4progress Feb 6 #9
BannonsLiver Feb 6 #7
Garrett78 Feb 6 #8

Response to A HERETIC I AM (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 02:13 AM

1. He's part of Trump's base.

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Response to YOHABLO (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 02:16 AM

2. It's more than that.

He is an indication of the failure of the public education system in this country.

I should take a different tack;

The fact that he is given airtime is an indication of how low journalistic standards have fallen in this country.

As if Fox had "standards"

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 02:30 AM

3. Just have to add this:

Don’t put it on the public education system. You can’t fix stupid. And Robertson is worse than just stupid; like Trump, he’s surrounded by people who have him absolutely convinced that his stupidity is profundity.

And honestly, “journalistic standards” absolutely cannot apply to Fox News because 1) that’s not journalism and 2) as you noted, they have no standards.

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 02:34 AM

4. Rick Santorum has been on Sunday morning shows since the early 2000s

He is still on like he has something important to say.

To me, it is close to professional wrestling. You need an opponent, even though everything he has ever said is wrong.

The Phil thing on Fox? Well I haven’t ventured there in over a decade. That stuff is beyond gone. But Rick is still there on MTP.

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 02:35 AM

5. yawn

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 02:46 AM

6. As much as I would like this to be a yawn, it really isn't.

I say that because entirely too many people in this country, decent people of modest means, who work hard and pay their taxes, listened to that bullshit and went "Yup...he's right, gol durnit!"


The point is, there is no way he should get airtime outside a local evangelical channel on a Sunday morning, where he belongs!

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 02:16 PM

9. Some of these people derive their power from attention

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 04:43 AM

7. There will always be the "other side".

Only the cast of characters ever changes.

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 06:05 AM

8. It's frustrating for sure.

For quite some time, I've been calling for Democrats to be more vocal and blunt about the fact that tens of millions of people in the US subscribe to utter nonsense. And we should be calling for media literacy to be mandatory curriculum in every school.

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