Pop quiz time: what is more antithetical to the foundational tenets of Fox News’s ideology? That a Muslim academic would dare to write a book about Jesus, or that a commercial spot about the dangers of alcohol titled ‘Marijuana Is Safer’ almost played during NASCAR footage this weekend?
You be the judge, as Fox presenters get their panties all sorts of twisted.
Bishop Allen on Fox & Friends, freaking out about the doobie spot:
For reference, here’s the commercial from Grazie Media that was pulled from NASCAR coverage this weekend:
It’s hard to understand being that upset over an unaired commercial, but then again, this is the network that had Lauren Green, the host of Fox Online’s show Spirited Debate grilling religious scholar Reza Aslan about his new book Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth. Not to spoil the video, but the argument essentially boils down to Ms. Green asking repeatedly who-in-the-gosh-darn-heck Mr. Aslan thinks he is, writing as an “expert” on the Christian lord and savior, when he himself is a Muslim?
BuzzFeed’s Andrew Kaczynski asked if it was the most embarrassing video that Fox News has ever done, which might be true on a technicality, but only because it was on Fox Business that it ran that video questioning if the Muppets were actually brainwashing, pro-Obama liberal propaganda .