Monday, January 4, 2010

Open foot, insert holier-than-thou foot...

Brit Hume should keep his mouth shut. If you're being paid by a "news" organization (and yes, the quotation marks are intentional) such as Fox News as a senior political commentator then talk about politics. I wouldn't accidently tune into Access Hollywood and expect vapid Billy Bush talking about say, Jim DeMint blocking the appointment of the head of the TSA during a failed terrorist attempt. So, Brit Hume should not take it upon himself to comment on the Tiger Woods infidelity debacle:

"Tiger Woods will recover as a golfer. Whether he can recover as a person, I think, is a very open question. And it's a tragic situation .... But the Tiger Woods that emerges once the news value dies out of this scandal, the extent to which he can recover, seems to me to depend on his faith.

"He's said to be a Buddhist. I don't think that faith offers the kind of forgiveness and redemption that is offered by the Christian faith. So my message to Tiger would be, 'Tiger, turn to the Christian faith and you can make a total recovery and be a great example to the world.'"

So...? Is the implication that because he is a Buddhist he is somehow automatically morally inferior? (How did that work out for Jerry Falwell and Jim Bakker?) ...or is the implication that, in Mr. Hume's "expert" opinion that Buddhism is inferior or flawed? Even if that is his (or your) opinion, a person's faith is between him and God and should not be the topic of conversation on a network "news" station by a political analyst. Or any television show for that matter, unless you choose to live your life in the public eye.

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