Michael van der Galien

MSNBC Promotes Crackpot Theory that Christianty Caused Economic Crash

Posted on November 13 2009 12:00 pm
Michael van der Galien was born in the Dutch city of Leeuwarden in 1984. For as long as he can remember, he has been obsessed with the United States. When he was 17 years old, he started blogging - of course about America. His articles have been published at Big Hollywood, Pajamas Media, Hot Air (the GreenRoom) and Right Across The Atlantic. He's also an editor for the Dutch conservative blog, De Dagelijkse Standaard.
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How much does one have to hate Christianity in order to blame this guy for the economic meltdown?

In what is either a curious coincidence or a planned attack, MSNBC‘s “Morning Joe” spent two entire segments ridiculing Christians. Does one wonder why the leftist network categorically refuses to do the same with fundamentalist Muslims?

First, MSNBC host Willie Geist went after Governor Sarah Palin and Carrie Prejean. Especially the latter was singled out because of her outspoken religious views. For example, at the very moment Geist mentioned the word “Christianity,” his producers immediately showed a video of Prejean walking around in a bikini during a pageant. The message they tried to sent was clear: “she says she’s a Christian but she walks around like a slut. The hypocrite.”

Apparently unsure of whether the anti-Christianity agenda of his network was obvious enough to the viewer, he proceeded to selectively quote from an interview Prejean did with “Christianity Today” Magazine. The magazine asked her about breast implants and Christianity. While Prejean’s answer (“I don’t see anywhere in the Bible where it says you shouldn’t get breast implants”) was obviously stupid, it is rather noteworthy that Geist has yet to respond sarcastically (“that’s right Carrie, you show me where it says you can’t get breast implants!”) to silly remarks made by adherents to other religions.

Next, “Morning Joe” hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough tried to discredit famous preachers like Joel Osteen. They invited Hanna Rosin, editor of the leftist The Atlantic on the show to talk about her latest article called “Did Christianity Cause the Crash?” Yes, really – that is the name of the article.

Scarborough called it “provocative,” which is a tremendous understatement, considering the fact that she calls Osteen’s brand of Christianity, a theology “of death” and worse. Not greedy bankers, or government interference, or other causes, or a mixture of them, are responsible for the economic crisis. No, Joel Osteen is, says Rosin. Add to that that Osteen’s brand of Christianity smeared is as “Prosperity Gospel” on the “Morning Joe” website, and it should be clear to all that MSNBC’s anti-Christian agenda continues unabated.

While there is nothing wrong with satire as such, MSNBC’s double standard is both startling and infuriating. If  you criticize individuals for being religious, don’t discriminate between different religions. Why is it that “Morning Joe” doesn’t spend any time and attention to the problem that exists with Muslim fundamentalists, for instance? These individuals do everything they can to spread their ideology of hatred in the West. It is this ideology – Islamo-Fascism or Islamic Extremism – that is responsible for both 9/11 and the recent attack on Fort Hood. It has made many more victims than Osteen’s “prosperity gospel.” It’s worth pointing that out, if you’re a news channel, wouldn’t you say?

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