I was in a waiting room from ~ 11-12 this morning and had to sit through Faux (which, maybe it's just the places I have the misfortune of visiting, but why do 99% of waiting rooms have Faux blaring on some flat-screen TV on the wall?).
Anyway, in between reporting on one of their fake Obama scandals, they were baiting those tornado people like crazy with the religious bullshit. "How has your faith helped you through this time?" "How important is your faith in times like these?" And on and on.
I tried to just focus on my book, but I was still getting worked up.
Good for her.
She "came out" on national TV as an atheist. I've never seen that before. Good for her.
Damn, now there is going to be a screening process before they go on cam. "you do believe in god right?"
Gee, so God spared an atheist and took a bunch of God-fearin' folk'
He is an absolute imbecile.
It's gods wrath for NOT voting for Obama
Jesus H. Christ, that Blitzer is a hack.
Not once, but TWICE he asks her that inane, pointless, intrusive, pushy question?
Blitzer's dumber than a box of rocks
You know the unbearable Wolf was thinking: I'm gonna Blitz her.
The first time he asked, she just kind of lets it pass but the second time, you can see her thinkin, "Fine, he wants an answer, let me give him an answer!"
What a tool.
What would he say to the relatives of the 55 or so people who died, "Do you blame the Lord?"
He's such an incompetent fool now, it's hard to believe that he was once a fairly ballsy war correspondent.
Why is he still employed?
What is an atheist doing in OK? She must feel like a black sheep.
Because she's living among all those people who pretend to believe in god, R17?
R17 you would be amazed how many of us live in this state.
I don't blame him for asking because so many people in this country will go on about the lord and whatnot without even being asked about it. Reporters use this as a way to make the interviews more personal but they probably shouldn't ask about it. I love her honest reaction and I actually also love his reaction to what she said. The people on Faux News might have said something condescending.
R21 That is what I thought as well. Most people in those areas are somewhat in your face religious. I think both her and then his reaction were charming.
Because prayer is apparently more useful than money or supplies in times of devastation and need.
I was watching a person's OK tornado video and noticed how many churches there were in the video as he drove along. They're more numerous than 711s and McDs.
He has a huge cock.
There's a lot of money in religion, R26. Everyone wants a share of the pie.
Not surprising r26. I was in the Charlotte-Gaston area of North Carolina for 2 weeks. I have never seen so many churches in my life. It seemed as though there were one on each corner.
Southern culture is very strange to me. On Sundays, you are not permitted to call as most people are in church.
This disaster I haven't seen as many praising Jesus for saving their lives. Nice change.
I did hear one woman say she locked herself in a closet( or bathroom) and "prayed like hell!"
I'll pray for them but they don't need Federal Funds. They don't think anyone needs them...so they don't need them.
What Wolf really needs to ask is, "Why does tornado alley so closely track the Bible Belt?"
Go to Kentucky. I swear there are two churches per block. Who supports all these churches?
In Florida, it's two banks, per block.
[quote]I did hear one woman say she locked herself in a closet( or bathroom) and "prayed like hell!"
It's the no-atheists-in-foxholes mentality. In life-threatening situations even many non-religious people will pray with fervor almost as if on instinct.
I'd like to see someone ask if they blamed God for the tornado.
Ha, ha! Watch the longer video (scroll down) from around 7.30! Blitzer starts going on about how blessed they are! Perhaps when he didn't elicit a positive response to that he should have thought twice about asking her if she thanks the Lord!
What makes it particularly weird is how insistent he was, like he's demanding her to say it. WTF?
I'm not a religious person at all but if an EF-5 tornado was rolling my way, there's no telling what I would promise and who I would pray to. Of course that wouldn't mean that my prayers were answered, just that I got lucky.
R36, I kind of found her to be jaded and expecting bad news at first. Wasn't Disneyesque enough for me but she was probably in shock.
Mrs. Betty Bowers' comment about this on Facebook:
"As an atheist, she didn't know the etiquette for thanking deities who *almost* kill you."
Thanks 45. He was briefed that the place has all religious freaks. So what does CNN do? They send a dumb Jewish guy to go nobnobbing with the predominatly Christian population! CNN is broken from bottom to top.
They need a new Chief(tess) and a house cleaning because they've been a laughing stock since dashing our hopes in an arrest of the Boston Bomber. Then split screen anchors but in the same parking lot. It's also a big advantage to their competitors. Read some comments on their articles and get a sense of argumentative slow &/stunted readership they've got going on in there. Circle jerks. It was the news leader not so long ago.
How about the woman who said a prayer as the storm passed her home. Her house was missed and when asked why she said the prayer she replied, "because I knew it would work". HA HA LOL Really dummy Charlote? What about all those people who pray for bad things not to happen to them and tey get killed anyway.
This news story is BORING, what's next?
She is dark-sided TOO! In Jesus name I pray. Please watch this video.
R14, excellent point.
If the Lord saved that woman and her baby, then he took the ones who died.
I lost a parent when I was young. I guess the Lord took him from me and all it ever did was fuck me up.
I felt older than all my peers when I was a kid yet so far behind them at the same time.
R53, when someone dies early then the excuse is "the Lord decided to take him, we can't question what the Lord does".