Sunday, January 03, 2010

Yeah, that always works.

from Media Matters:

Hardly a moment goes by without some well-meaning prat inappropriately offering up their disembodied force in the clouds as a temporal band-aid for some earthly woe...But Brit Hume takes the mumbo-pocus to a whole new level of officious presumption.

'Once the news value dies out of this scandal...' - Of course, the perception that there was any news value in a celebrity's domestic squabble being highly subjective - "The extent to which he can recover seems to me depends on his faith," Hume said.
"He is 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. My message to Tiger would, 'Tiger, turn to the Christian faith and you can make a total recovery and be a great example to the world."

My message to Brit Hume would be stop pushing your personal (and highly uninformed) experience of faith into places where it doesn't belong, like other people's private lives that are no business of yours...And stick to propagandizing for failed political ideologies that bring the world to the brink of chaos and keep the Dow Jones high for your investor-class bourbon fancier friends, you publicly pious gasbag you.



Cirze said...

But he's not talking to us, DB.

He's talking to the base.

Hell, who knows? He may be their next candidate. Imagine him with Scarahy.

Love ya,


darkblack said...

Ah, but the moment he goes 'public' with his wrongheadedness he is talking to us, Suzan...All of us.
OTOH, what is kept between one's gray-haired ears or whispered in hushed tones between confidants at the club over libations and cigars is not regarded as 'public' per se...The setting being irrelevant of course, purblind religious bigotry remains true to itself whatever the circumstances.


Randal Graves said...

Well, Buddhism IS kinda dumb. Who doesn't want to get angry and throw vulgarities at the teevee when Brit Hume speaks? ;-)

darkblack said...

I want the sound of one hand clapping...on the cheek of silly people like Hume when they're talking on the tube.
Join me in prayer for this miracle, won't you?


Larue said...

Bret Hume spewed some serious bullshit there.

What a disgrace, and you said it best DB in your post.

That's one seriously sick fuck, that is.