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MSNBC’s Shuster: Brit Hume ‘Denigrated’ Christianity With Tiger Woods Comment
NewsBusters ^ | January 4, 2010 | Kyle Drennen

Posted on 01/04/2010 11:04:04 PM PST by bogusname

During the 3PM ET hour of live coverage on MSNBC, anchor David Shuster claimed that Fox News political analyst Brit Hume "denigrated Christianity" when suggesting that scandal-ridden golfer Tiger Woods convert to the faith.

Shuster made the comments while discussing the issue with MSNBC political analyst Pat Buchanan, asking: "Doesn’t it also denigrate Christianity when you do that on a Sunday political talk show? This isn’t church, this isn’t some sort of holy setting, this is a political talk show....Doesn’t that minimize the significance of Christianity, when you bring a discussion of Christianity into a conversation about politics?"

Buchanan replied: "He’s not denigrating Christianity....A lot of us feel that there ought to be more discussion of religion in politics and religious beliefs and what’s moral and right and wrong."

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KEYWORDS: buddhism; christianity; media; shuster; woods
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1 posted on 01/04/2010 11:04:05 PM PST by bogusname
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To: bogusname
So Tiger Woods dropping his pen into public toilets is "politics" now?

Atheists are the most pathetically transparent and undeniably stupid people in America.

2 posted on 01/04/2010 11:09:24 PM PST by Anti-Utopian ("Come, let's away to prison; We two alone will sing like birds I' th' cage." -King Lear [V,iii,6-8])
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To: bogusname

The anchors deserve a sh*tstorm — there’s no excuse for such ignorance.


3 posted on 01/04/2010 11:11:07 PM PST by NutCrackerBoy
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To: bogusname

Obama began his campaign for President with a speech about the importance of faith in the public square , David. That was OK with you, wasn’t it?


4 posted on 01/04/2010 11:11:44 PM PST by Brugmansian
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To: bogusname

Who’s David Shuster?


5 posted on 01/04/2010 11:12:06 PM PST by PanzerKardinal (Don't give up any of your rights. They were purchased for you by blood!)
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To: Anti-Utopian

David Shuster is plotting ways to service his own messiah (BO).

Why bother with the guy? He’s a gay clown.


6 posted on 01/04/2010 11:12:31 PM PST by Carling (Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing its idiot.)
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To: bogusname

Shuster “denigrates” humanity every time he opens his mouth - IMHO


7 posted on 01/04/2010 11:18:52 PM PST by J Edgar
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To: bogusname
[”. . ..Doesn’t that minimize the significance of Christianity, when you bring a discussion of Christianity into a conversation about politics?”]

God is everything—or he is nothing. If God is everything, no place or time is inappropriate to make a reference. Hume believes in a living God, Shuster sees God as a totem in a shrine.

8 posted on 01/04/2010 11:20:49 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

I agree 100% with you.


9 posted on 01/04/2010 11:23:16 PM PST by bogusname (Banish All Liberals)
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To: bogusname

What does Shitster know of God?


10 posted on 01/04/2010 11:24:36 PM PST by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: Republic of Texas

“What does Shitster know of God?”

Nothing! If he knew anything he wouldn’t be a schmuck.


11 posted on 01/04/2010 11:26:39 PM PST by bogusname (Banish All Liberals)
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To: bogusname
It boggles the mind how twisted these sick bast*rds really are! They're sicker than ever now and it seems to be getting worse by the day.....WOW!
12 posted on 01/04/2010 11:45:22 PM PST by Rickcbw
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To: bogusname
"Doesn’t that minimize the significance of Christianity, when you bring a discussion of Christianity into a conversation about politics?"

If politics had more consideration of the values of Christianity, we'd all be better off. I heard Brit Hume explain his comments on that boor O'Reilly's show, and was really impressed to hear a savvy, inside-the-Beltway guy like Hume express his belief in the mercy and forgiveness of God.

13 posted on 01/04/2010 11:53:25 PM PST by hsalaw
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To: bogusname

It never denegrates Christianity to suggest that a Sinner should come to repentance and obedience. Christ is there, always waiting, always ready. He came to bring sinners — not the righteous — to repentence.

The inside of a Church would be a much better place for Tiger Woods to spend his Sunday Mornings in.


14 posted on 01/05/2010 12:07:05 AM PST by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: bogusname

It diminishes politics when you bring shuster into it.


15 posted on 01/05/2010 12:12:37 AM PST by taxesareforever (Release Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich and let him and his family get on with their lives.)
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To: bogusname; dynachrome; rockabyebaby; MrCFdovnh; abigail2; fabian; Sir_Ed; Jim 0216; ...
"I tell you, whoever acknowledges me before men, the Son of Man will also acknowledge him before the angels of God. But he who disowns me before men will be disowned before the angels of God."
[Luke 12:8-9]

_________
Shuster-----------------Hume

16 posted on 01/05/2010 12:15:14 AM PST by whatisthetruth
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To: taxesareforever

LOL


17 posted on 01/05/2010 12:15:30 AM PST by bogusname (Banish All Liberals)
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To: whatisthetruth

Wow-Great post.


18 posted on 01/05/2010 12:17:33 AM PST by bogusname (Banish All Liberals)
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To: bogusname; 1000 silverlings; wmfights; HarleyD; Alex Murphy; blue-duncan; Gamecock; xzins; ...
David Schuster is Jewish. His concept of "denigrating Christianity" is of little concern.

God bless you, Brit Hume. It's one thing to believe in Jesus Christ. It's another thing altogether to speak those words out loud to a secular, ridiculing public when your livelihood depends on keeping quiet.

May we all show the same truth and courage Hume did in his honest and caring attempt to help untangle Tiger Woods from this snare of his own making.

19 posted on 01/05/2010 12:23:49 AM PST by Dr. Eckleburg ("I don't think they want my respect; I think they want my submission." - Flemming Rose)
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To: bogusname; informavoracious; larose; RJR_fan; Prospero; Conservative Vermont Vet; ...
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Please ping me to note-worthy Pro-Life or Catholic threads, or other threads of general interest.

20 posted on 01/05/2010 12:26:59 AM PST by narses ('in an odd way this is cheering news!'.)
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To: bogusname

Only a simpleton like Shuster would assert that a scandal involving a golfer is “political”.
I hope Fox News has the good sense to continue to completely ignore these people with zero ratings.


21 posted on 01/05/2010 12:29:57 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: bogusname

If this incident had taken place at MSNBC it would have been illegal in shisters eyes because the MSNBC is a government institution.

This is a subliminal brain fart.

The MSM is a government agency in his little pea brain.

He uses the “denigrate” remark because he can’t quite say what he really wants to.

Separation of church and state! ZAP! ZAP!POP.... POP! goes the Libtard brain.

OK, This is a rambling statement I just made.
Does it make any sense?


22 posted on 01/05/2010 12:34:37 AM PST by right way right
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To: bogusname

How would it denigrate Christianity? Aren’t Christians supposed to witness anywhere, in a mud hut, a brothel, a ward of the lepers dying?? Even MSNBC??


23 posted on 01/05/2010 12:36:36 AM PST by Yaelle (thanking G-d for Rush Limbaugh's health)
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To: right way right

Sure...all good points.


24 posted on 01/05/2010 12:37:00 AM PST by bogusname (Banish All Liberals)
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To: Yaelle

Yes, we are to preach in season or out of season.


25 posted on 01/05/2010 12:38:47 AM PST by bogusname (Banish All Liberals)
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To: bogusname
Albeit plenty of Lefties will be head bobbing on his comments; the rest of us know Christianty needs no defense from Shuster and the only denigration is Shuster's pretense as defender of Christianity and ascribing wrongdoing to Britt Hume for even mentioning what to these people is simply 'unmentionable'.

We can only imagine the 'roar' that reverberated through the sanctuaries of MSM when Brit's words of advice to Tiger left his lips and headed to Tiger's ears.

26 posted on 01/05/2010 12:45:25 AM PST by cricket ('Don't bow for me Obama ' (America's 'sorry' President)http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=tCAffMSW)
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To: bogusname
SHUSTER: But Pat, he was denigrating Buddhism in the process. And people who are Buddhist say that’s simply not true. I mean, look, here’s a statement from somebody who’s a Buddhist-

Here's another statement from somebody who is a Buddhist... If you took offense at what Brit said you're not practicing Buddhism.

27 posted on 01/05/2010 12:45:40 AM PST by TigersEye (Tar & feathers! Pitchforks and torches! ... Get some while supplies last.)
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To: bogusname

But it’s OK for the MSM to denigrate Christianity every chance they get by painting Christians as extremist whack jobs and never suggesting that discrimination and hate against Christians is the same as when it’s against persons from other religious beliefs.

Way to go, Mr. Hume.


28 posted on 01/05/2010 12:51:09 AM PST by Mjaye
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To: cricket

The truth is a two edged sword. As soon as it leaves your lips it starts cutting through lies. Sounds like Shuster got wounded.


29 posted on 01/05/2010 12:52:41 AM PST by bogusname (Banish All Liberals)
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To: bogusname
The truth is a two edged sword. As soon as it leaves your lips it starts cutting through lies. Sounds like Shuster got wounded.

For sure; and that 'roar' was the sound of the wounded. Am just wondering if their disenfranchised wisdom will dictate that they 'drop this'; or will they keep howling and bring more denigration upon themelves. Britt we know, walks the high road and for these trolls; he is not an easy victim.

30 posted on 01/05/2010 1:06:36 AM PST by cricket ('Don't bow for me Obama ' (America's 'sorry' President)http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=tCAffMSW)
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To: bogusname

david david david... how do you control your bowels?

LLS


31 posted on 01/05/2010 1:48:49 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (hussama will never be my president... NEVER!)
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To: bogusname

I found Shuster’s choice of the word, ‘denigrate’, much more interesting than Brit’s comment regarding the accessibility of redemption


32 posted on 01/05/2010 2:07:10 AM PST by blueplum
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To: Dr. Eckleburg

I wouldn’t know this David Schuster if I ran into him in the street. But Brit Hume is one of about three public conservative men who, when they are speaking, I drop what I’m doing to hang onto every word. Krauthammer and Rush are the other two.


33 posted on 01/05/2010 2:35:55 AM PST by 1951Boomer
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To: bogusname
And I should give a rat's a$$ about what David Shuster says about anything why?
34 posted on 01/05/2010 3:18:48 AM PST by markomalley (Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus)
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To: Dr. Eckleburg

Amen !

That took guts to say, I am sure he knew how it would be seen...and he did it anyway.

Way to go Britt !


35 posted on 01/05/2010 4:38:59 AM PST by RnMomof7
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To: hsalaw

I saw the same thing, I was really moved by what he said and how he professed his faith, it was very invigorating to see and hear. Brit Hume is pretty low key and yet even in with his low key demeanor you could see the passion he feels. I loved it!


36 posted on 01/05/2010 5:02:40 AM PST by panthermom
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To: Dr. Eckleburg

Couldn’t agree more - and Hume seems to know of what he speaks - I believe his son committed suicide - has to be very hard to live with...


37 posted on 01/05/2010 5:27:58 AM PST by matginzac
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To: bogusname

“...Doesn’t that minimize the significance of Christianity, when you bring a discussion of Christianity into a conversation about politics?”

Buchanan replied: “He’s not denigrating Christianity....A lot of us feel that there ought to be more discussion of religion in politics and religious beliefs and what’s moral and right and wrong.”

I’m with Schuster, and am reminded of the time Jimmah Cotta supposedly was inquiring into the condition of Anwar Sadat’s soul.


38 posted on 01/05/2010 5:33:07 AM PST by flowerplough ( Pennsylvania today - New New Jersey meets North West Virginia.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Terrific comment. You nailed it. God bless America and may His love and truth be known by all.


39 posted on 01/05/2010 5:35:58 AM PST by Faith (Natural born citizen and willing to prove it.)
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To: PanzerKardinal
Who’s David Shuster?

And who died and made him Pope?

40 posted on 01/05/2010 5:36:12 AM PST by NeoCaveman (you betcha)
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To: bogusname
MSNBC’s Shuster: Brit Hume ‘Denigrated’ Christianity
Shuster should keep his pie hole shut.
  1. What would a Jewish guy(1) know about Christianity?

  2. From 1996 to 2002, Shuster was a Washington, D.C.-based correspondent for the Fox News Channel. Brit Hume would have been his BOSS(2).

  3. I bet that had a little to do with Shuster's comment. Like maybe he didn't leave Fox on his own accord? Or Brit gave him a hard time on his work product/ethic?

Shuster has a penchant for saying STOO-PID things ON AIR and has previously been suspended by MSNBC. And if you get suspended at that place, you know you really went overboard.

(1) As a child, he was part of the Zionist Youth Leadership Training movement Young Judaea.
(2) iirc, Brit Hume was Managing Editor of the FoxNews DC Bureau.

41 posted on 01/05/2010 8:49:10 AM PST by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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To: Dr. Eckleburg

Thanks for the ping!


42 posted on 01/05/2010 10:07:13 AM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: bogusname

Brit stated his opinion and in true Roman fashion the Media is Crucifying him for it....


43 posted on 01/05/2010 10:43:34 AM PST by GraceG
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To: flowerplough; Dr. Eckleburg; RnMomof7; P-Marlowe
I’m with Schuster, and am reminded of the time Jimmah Cotta supposedly was inquiring into the condition of Anwar Sadat’s soul.

I'm with Hume.

Hume explained last night that Buddhism is not a religion that deals with redemption and forgiveness but that Christianity majors on both of those, and that Tiger's life falling apart after the pain he's caused to those close to him is a situation that cries out for redemption.

Hume went on to mention how odd the firestorm that gets lit when one mentions Jesus.

You prove him right.

As far as I'm concerned, Hume showed great courage and was right on the money. And balanced. No craziness, no fanaticism, just pure calm balance. I was proud of him.

44 posted on 01/05/2010 11:14:54 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: DieHard the Hunter
It never denegrates Christianity to suggest that a Sinner should come to repentance and obedience.

AMEN, Brother!!!!

45 posted on 01/05/2010 11:18:56 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: xzins

Amen !

I was very proud of Britt not backing down in the interview last night..

We should have the freedom to say the name of Christ without apology !!!


46 posted on 01/05/2010 11:38:31 AM PST by RnMomof7
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To: xzins

Buddhism, according to Hume, is not a religion that deals with redemption and forgiveness but Christianity majors on both of those, and Tiger’s life falling apart after the pain he’s caused to those close to him is a situation that cries out for redemption. Hume appears to be rather presumptuous to assume that Tiger, public posturing aside, is crying out for redemption, however. Hume doesn’t know Tiger Woods, doesn’t have a personal relationship with him; how can he then recommend a personal relationship with Jesus as the cure for whatever it is that seems to be ailing Tiger? A firestorm often gets lit when someone famous and powerful mentions Jesus, because, through history, many literal fires were lit by the powerful, invoking Jesus, at the feet of those who were branded heretics or blasphemers or Jew-lovers and tied upright to stakes. Hume may mean well, as you probably do, xzins, but the famous or powerful pushing a Savior to strangers from the television studio usually does more harm than good.


47 posted on 01/05/2010 2:13:37 PM PST by flowerplough ( Pennsylvania today - New New Jersey meets North West Virginia.)
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To: bogusname; Anti-Utopian

It's denigrating to suggest someone would benefit from a conversion?
Sounds like they are reaching.
"Blessed are the poor in spirit..."


48 posted on 01/05/2010 6:54:24 PM PST by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: Dr. Eckleburg

I was so proud of Brit. Go guy, go.


49 posted on 01/05/2010 7:16:56 PM PST by Marysecretary (GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL!)
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To: flowerplough

God’ Word never returns to us void. Someone heard it and I’m willing to bet people got saved because of it.


50 posted on 01/05/2010 7:22:34 PM PST by Marysecretary (GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL!)
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