And she gently gives him an answer he probably didn't think of because he's such a tool.
Wolf Blitzer asks a tornado survivor (twice!!!)is she thanked the Lord.
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|by Anonymous||reply 1||05/21/2013|
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.
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Good for her.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||05/21/2013|
She "came out" on national TV as an atheist. I've never seen that before. Good for her.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||05/21/2013|
Damn, now there is going to be a screening process before they go on cam. "you do believe in god right?"
|by Anonymous||reply 5||05/21/2013|
Gee, so God spared an atheist and took a bunch of God-fearin' folk'
|by Anonymous||reply 6||05/21/2013|
He is an absolute imbecile.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||05/21/2013|
It's gods wrath for NOT voting for Obama
|by Anonymous||reply 8||05/21/2013|
Jesus H. Christ, that Blitzer is a hack.
Not once, but TWICE he asks her that inane, pointless, intrusive, pushy question?
|by Anonymous||reply 9||05/21/2013|
Blitzer's dumber than a box of rocks
|by Anonymous||reply 10||05/21/2013|
You know the unbearable Wolf was thinking: I'm gonna Blitz her.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||05/21/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 12||05/22/2013|
What a tool.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||05/22/2013|
What would he say to the relatives of the 55 or so people who died, "Do you blame the Lord?"
|by Anonymous||reply 14||05/22/2013|
He's such an incompetent fool now, it's hard to believe that he was once a fairly ballsy war correspondent.
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Why is he still employed?
|by Anonymous||reply 16||05/22/2013|
What is an atheist doing in OK? She must feel like a black sheep.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||05/22/2013|
Because she's living among all those people who pretend to believe in god, R17?
|by Anonymous||reply 18||05/22/2013|
R17 you would be amazed how many of us live in this state.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||05/22/2013|
Why even introduce god into that whole discussion? It's news not "The 700 Club."
|by Anonymous||reply 20||05/22/2013|
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.
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Let us never forget his appearance on Celebrity Jeopardy:
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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.
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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 Anonymous||reply 24||05/22/2013|
Because prayer is apparently more useful than money or supplies in times of devastation and need.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||05/22/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 26||05/22/2013|
He has a huge cock.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||05/22/2013|
There's a lot of money in religion, R26. Everyone wants a share of the pie.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||05/22/2013|
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.
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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 Anonymous||reply 30||05/22/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||05/22/2013|
What Wolf really needs to ask is, "Why does tornado alley so closely track the Bible Belt?"
|by Anonymous||reply 32||05/22/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 33||05/22/2013|
[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 Anonymous||reply 34||05/22/2013|
I'd like to see someone ask if they blamed God for the tornado.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||05/22/2013|
You can't tell me this isn't heart-warming:
|by Anonymous||reply 36||05/22/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 37||05/22/2013|
I'll bet more theists leave foxholes as atheists rather than vice versa.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||05/22/2013|
Why did God save an atheist?
|by Anonymous||reply 39||05/22/2013|
I'm sure it was an oversight, R39.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||05/22/2013|
[quote]Why did God save an atheist?
To make a point to religious zealots who publicly misrepresent him?
|by Anonymous||reply 41||05/22/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 42||05/22/2013|
R42 They already got a head start
|by Anonymous||reply 43||05/22/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 44||05/22/2013|
What makes it particularly weird is how insistent he was, like he's demanding her to say it. WTF?
|by Anonymous||reply 45||05/22/2013|
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.
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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 Anonymous||reply 47||05/22/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 48||05/22/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 49||05/22/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 50||05/22/2013|
This news story is BORING, what's next?
|by Anonymous||reply 51||05/22/2013|
She is dark-sided TOO! In Jesus name I pray. Please watch this video.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||05/22/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 53||05/22/2013|
R53, when someone dies early then the excuse is "the Lord decided to take him, we can't question what the Lord does".
|by Anonymous||reply 54||05/23/2013|