This is what passes for “fair and balanced” at Fox News

Here Steve Doocy shows us precisely why Fox News is such a bankrupt news organization. According to this moron, putting the word God in your ad signifies that you must believe in him. By that logic, putting up a sign that says there is no Santa somehow secretly acknowledges the existence of the jolly bearded one. Fox’s new slant on the whole controversy of atheism is to constantly remind us that people are “offended” by non-religious individuals who are speaking their minds. Guess what guys, it isn’t a fucking crime to offend anyone (well, not yet at least), so get over yourselves.

Can you recognize the relative success of these ads now? Every time one goes up, the media literally goes bananas. I’m starting to appreciate the subtle genius of this campaign, don’t you?

Comments (11)

  • avatar

    Richard Feinburg

    Why does Christians always want special treatment when they advised their believe but when someone else want the same right they can’t because it affect the Christians. It just shows how weak the Christians are in the world.

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    Jared

    The reported kept taking sides of the pastor, wtf!?!? I think it’s equally offensive to the atheists (rationalists) when religious people put up signs. and plus how is it attacking christianity, ITS NOT FUCKING ATTACKING ANYONE! all is said was that you can be good without god. i think you’re better off without god.

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    Rick

    Hey, reverend guy, the “we find these truths to be self evident” was not in the Constitution. It’s from the Declaration of Independence, and it’s NOT law. Besides, the Founding Fathers were referring to “Nature and Nature’s God” not your Christian god.

  • avatar

    LB

    You know we’re doing something right when we piss somebody like that pastor off and could the Fox guy be any more ridiculous.

    So GO TEAM!!

  • avatar

    Bastard Soap

    The atheist could have been a little more well spoken though.

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    alastair

    Hey, I’m a minister, but I thought the pastor was pretty dumb…

    I’m all for anything that makes people think! Actually the point of getting people to discuss the issues was well made by Eoban! Likewise the most intelligent statement in the whole segment was made by Eoban ‘I’m not really sure what point you are trying to make’.

    And how the hell could this be in any way considered a ‘fair and balanced’ debate? The opening statement ‘is this a victory for freedom of speech or does it send out the wrong message’ kind of slants things from the start. And how can asking questions be an attack (as the pastor says) unless you are really insecure? Asking questions is asking questions, making a statement about faith or non-faith is a way of bringing the debate to the public, not getting at Christians or anyone in particular. Knee-jerk brainless religion is just stupid…and annoying

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    Aspentroll

    Very typical response from the “so called” pastor. They just can’t stand anyone having a different view than they do. Let’s face it if you lose your flock, you’re not a shepherd any more. Pushing religion on the gullible makes them money and gives them power. After seeing the pastor in the video
    I would really wonder what he could do if weren’t a pastor.
    The announcer is definately a fundie who doesn’t like all of the same things as the pastor. A very biased interview to say the least, but exactly what you would expect from Faux News.

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    Noah

    FOX is obviously biased. That is never a question. The only problem is that our spokesman was not quite as strong of a speaker as we needed. He was clearly nervous. I feel like we are probably going to see a lot of results similar to this as those of us who begin to speak out begin to learn how to strongly argue our position. I give this guy props though and hope he keeps trying.

    On a side note, I think its important that we as Atheists remember that we are obviously going to get lots of backlash like this as we begin to impose ourselves on society. It’s important that we handle ourselves the same way that this guy did. He did not allow any anger or frustration to emerge. He maintained control and continued to argue the point as best he could. We cannot give them ammunition to make us out to be a bunch of raving angry lunatics or something.

    Attacking anyone of religion or with a belief in God is not going to help our cause.

  • avatar

    Noah

    @alastair: You made a lot of very strong and sensible points in your comments. Thanks.

  • avatar

    JettaJameson

    Bastard Soap, there’s a reason FAUX NEWS picked that guy. So they could trample over him and to highlight their views. They’re notorious for picking people with the opposing view who aren’t up to snuff. It’s their MO. Don’t expect that to change anytime soon. FAUX NEWS is a joke.

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    Bastard Soap

    alastair weak minded people hate it when you ask questions to which they have no answers. We would appreciate it if you raised people with some backbone and common sense instead of these annoying sheeple :/
    You sound like one of the good guys.

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