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Wolf Blitzer asks a tornado survivor (twice!!!)is she thanked the Lord.

And she gently gives him an answer he probably didn't think of because he's such a tool.

by Anonymousreply 5405/23/2013

Sorry, link:

by Anonymousreply 105/21/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 205/21/2013

Good for her.

by Anonymousreply 305/21/2013

She "came out" on national TV as an atheist. I've never seen that before. Good for her.

by Anonymousreply 405/21/2013

Damn, now there is going to be a screening process before they go on cam. "you do believe in god right?"

by Anonymousreply 505/21/2013

Gee, so God spared an atheist and took a bunch of God-fearin' folk'

by Anonymousreply 605/21/2013

He is an absolute imbecile.

by Anonymousreply 705/21/2013

It's gods wrath for NOT voting for Obama

by Anonymousreply 805/21/2013

Jesus H. Christ, that Blitzer is a hack.

Not once, but TWICE he asks her that inane, pointless, intrusive, pushy question?

by Anonymousreply 905/21/2013

Blitzer's dumber than a box of rocks

by Anonymousreply 1005/21/2013

You know the unbearable Wolf was thinking: I'm gonna Blitz her.

by Anonymousreply 1105/21/2013

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!"

by Anonymousreply 1205/22/2013

What a tool.

by Anonymousreply 1305/22/2013

What would he say to the relatives of the 55 or so people who died, "Do you blame the Lord?"

by Anonymousreply 1405/22/2013

He's such an incompetent fool now, it's hard to believe that he was once a fairly ballsy war correspondent.

by Anonymousreply 1505/22/2013

Why is he still employed?

by Anonymousreply 1605/22/2013

What is an atheist doing in OK? She must feel like a black sheep.

by Anonymousreply 1705/22/2013

Because she's living among all those people who pretend to believe in god, R17?

by Anonymousreply 1805/22/2013

R17 you would be amazed how many of us live in this state.

by Anonymousreply 1905/22/2013

Why even introduce god into that whole discussion? It's news not "The 700 Club."

by Anonymousreply 2005/22/2013

r20 it being OK (one of the most religious and conservativestates in the Union) I think Blitzer was just playing to the base and stereotyping.

by Anonymousreply 2105/22/2013

Let us never forget his appearance on Celebrity Jeopardy:

by Anonymousreply 2205/22/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 2305/22/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 2405/22/2013


Because prayer is apparently more useful than money or supplies in times of devastation and need.

by Anonymousreply 2505/22/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 2605/22/2013

He has a huge cock.

by Anonymousreply 2705/22/2013

There's a lot of money in religion, R26. Everyone wants a share of the pie.

by Anonymousreply 2805/22/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 2905/22/2013

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!"

by Anonymousreply 3005/22/2013

I'll pray for them but they don't need Federal Funds. They don't think anyone needs they don't need them.

by Anonymousreply 3105/22/2013

What Wolf really needs to ask is, "Why does tornado alley so closely track the Bible Belt?"

by Anonymousreply 3205/22/2013

Go to Kentucky. I swear there are two churches per block. Who supports all these churches?

In Florida, it's two banks, per block.

by Anonymousreply 3305/22/2013

[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.

by Anonymousreply 3405/22/2013

I'd like to see someone ask if they blamed God for the tornado.

by Anonymousreply 3505/22/2013

You can't tell me this isn't heart-warming:

by Anonymousreply 3605/22/2013

I'd like to see the television ads with the video panning across the devastation and the audio of Jim Inhoffe talking about how global warming is a hoax.

by Anonymousreply 3705/22/2013

I'll bet more theists leave foxholes as atheists rather than vice versa.

by Anonymousreply 3805/22/2013

Why did God save an atheist?

by Anonymousreply 3905/22/2013

I'm sure it was an oversight, R39.

by Anonymousreply 4005/22/2013

[quote]Why did God save an atheist?

To make a point to religious zealots who publicly misrepresent him?

by Anonymousreply 4105/22/2013

I'm sure some God-fearing self-appointed soul monitors will threaten her and her family now. So I'm sorry she'll have to go through that. Dam you, Wolf Blitzer.

by Anonymousreply 4205/22/2013

R42 They already got a head start

by Anonymousreply 4305/22/2013

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!

by Anonymousreply 4405/22/2013

What makes it particularly weird is how insistent he was, like he's demanding her to say it. WTF?

by Anonymousreply 4505/22/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 4605/22/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 4705/22/2013

Mrs. Betty Bowers' comment about this on Facebook:

"As an atheist, she didn't know the etiquette for thanking deities who *almost* kill you."

by Anonymousreply 4805/22/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 4905/22/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 5005/22/2013

This news story is BORING, what's next?

by Anonymousreply 5105/22/2013

She is dark-sided TOO! In Jesus name I pray. Please watch this video.

by Anonymousreply 5205/22/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 5305/22/2013

R53, when someone dies early then the excuse is "the Lord decided to take him, we can't question what the Lord does".

by Anonymousreply 5405/23/2013
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