Brit Hume is a senior political analyst for Fox News, and one of the network’s three or four most important figures. In a sense, he is their Sam the Eagle. While bulbs like Sean Hannity and Bill O’Reilly can spout off freely under the guise of “entertainment journalism,” Hume is supposed to be the voice of reason. He is the calm, cool, calculated presence at Fox; the moral equivalent of what Peter Jennings and Tom Brokaw were in their heydays.
Hence, the above clip is … uh, what’s the word I’m looking for? Weird? No. Dumb? No. Insane? Not quite.
Ah, yesâ€”pathetic. Incredibly pathetic.
Hey, enjoy your Christianity. Embrace your Christianity. Looove your Christianity. But as Andrew Sullivan wisely suggests, perhaps a Google search for “Buddhism” might help him get the facts straight.
What so-called Christians like Brit Hume eternally fail to grasp is that statements like the one he made ooze irony. How can one major in forgiveness and insist the only route toward forgiveness is via Christ? And, equally important, does Brit Hume thinking spewing his moronic drivel will convince more people to follow his lead? His example? It’s just so, well, stupid.