(11/3/11) Hollywood is famous for putting fantasies onscreen but sometimes they get outdone by the claims of television personalities. Check out the video from at left and see if that's not the case here. Conservative commentator Bill O'Reilly, who hosts The O'Reilly Factor on the Fox News network, features a recurring segment called Believers vs Non-Believers. On it last night, he reran parts of an earlier show where he locked horns with famed biologist and atheist, Prof. Richard Dawkins, claiming that Dawkins' new science book for children, The Magic of Reality, was an attempt to "get to the kids and say you're an idiot if you believe in God."
He used that to enlist his current guest, spirituality and alternative medicine promoter, Deepak Chopra, who (like Dawkins had been) was there to promote a book, into a criticism of the absent atheist... not that Chopra was reluctant to chime in.
More, including a video, here.
I want to see a clip of Bill O'Reilly being beaten with chairs by Al Franken and Phil Donahue. HAHA
(Disclaimer: I really don't wish a beating on even such a towering dumb-ass as O'Reilly)
You cant explain that!
I think you’re right with that observation. The inter tubes and the proliferation of “information” channels and stations allows us to seek out only those sources that affirm what we already believe.
Why look for stuff that challenges my bias, or confronts my prejudice?? I’m more comfortable here on A/N, or reading the New Yorker or Nation Magazine. And I’m sure that those who watch Faux News to wallow in the warm comforting glow of the Hannity/O’Really? images feel the same way about those sources of the "truth".
It is little wonder that the U.S. is so divided. I can’t imagine how it will not get worse.