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Fox News: Not so fair and Balanced in the Religion Department (Is MSNBC any Better?
FaceBook ^ | 1/13/2013 | Wretched

Posted on 01/26/2014 12:21:22 PM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist

As Fox News is the cable news station of choice for most Evangelical Christians, this information may be of interest to you...

Bill O'Reilly...

Laura Ingraham...

Monica Crowley...

Sean Hannity...

The Fox Morning Team: Both Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade are Roman Catholics...

Megyn Kelly...

The Five: Four out of five ain't bad. Bob Beckel, Dana Perino, Eric Bolling, and Greg Gutfeld are all Roman Catholic...

Kimberly Guilfoyle...

...

(Excerpt) Read more at facebook.com ...


TOPICS: Current Events; Evangelical Christian; General Discusssion; Mainline Protestant; Other Christian; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: afraidofmsnbc; hearts4msnbccnn; msnbc; stuckonfoxnotmsnbc; talkradio; toddfriel; toddfriel4msnbc
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Todd Friel of Wretched? Has anyone vere seen him go after MSNBC. I seem to recall him having a few words to say about Glenn Beck and Bill O'Reilly in the past.
1 posted on 01/26/2014 12:21:22 PM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist; All

Oops. Should say “has anyone ever seen him go after MSNBC.”

I am not Roman Catholic by any stretch of the imagination, and I myself have basically said the following in the past:

I would like to see anchors, hosts, at Fox News etc, that are Evangelical, Eastern Orthodox, Messianic Jews, Billy Graham types, Charismatics, Pentecostals, etc, etc.

Why so many Roman Catholics?

And will Todd Friel say anything about MSNBC, CNN, FSTV, LINK TV, etc?


2 posted on 01/26/2014 12:26:54 PM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

oh and CNNBCBSPMSNBCPBS is so much better????


3 posted on 01/26/2014 12:27:03 PM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
The Fox Morning Team: Both Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade are Roman Catholics...

The Five: Four out of five ain't bad. Bob Beckel, Dana Perino, Eric Bolling, and Greg Gutfeld are all Roman Catholic...

PFL

4 posted on 01/26/2014 12:27:29 PM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: Mr. K; All

That is what I asked, right?

What do you think of Todd Friel? Should he go after (with gusto) MSNBC, CNN, LINK TV, FSTV, etc?


5 posted on 01/26/2014 12:29:07 PM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Alex Murphy; All

Do you like Todd Friel of Wretched?

Should he go after MSNBC, CNN, LINK TV, FSTV, etc?

Do you think he has a thing for Fox News?


6 posted on 01/26/2014 12:30:44 PM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Rupert Murdoch is a pagan hocus-pocus man, so he feels comfortable with Catholics.

Real Christians scare the devil out of him, giving him that ‘empty’ feeling.
.


7 posted on 01/26/2014 12:32:06 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Mr. K

Faux Snooze is leaning further to the Left each month.


8 posted on 01/26/2014 12:32:51 PM PST by KeyLargo
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Honestly, I stopped reading / watching Fox News years ago. I wouldn’t know.


9 posted on 01/26/2014 12:35:55 PM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

I’m more for practice than affiliation and I’ll bet there is more of that on Fox than most any other media or political office holder. Besides can you imagine the firestorm if Fox started to select hosts on basis of religious practice?

A wretched idea from a wretched source!


10 posted on 01/26/2014 12:39:02 PM PST by SES1066 (Quality, Speed or Economical - Any 2 of 3 except in government - 1 at best but never #3!)
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To: Alex Murphy

Okay.

Perhaps similar reasons for why I have (about) stopped watching “Wretched” even though Toad Friel of Wretched fame is somewhat funny.


11 posted on 01/26/2014 12:39:10 PM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: editor-surveyor

And how do you know that for sure?


12 posted on 01/26/2014 12:39:49 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: SES1066

Yes, I can imagine the firestorm.

Did, in your opinion, Fox News just randomly get so many Roman Catholics?

Can you imagine the firestorm if it was discovered that it didn’t happen randomly?

If it did or didn’t happen randomly -— I honestly don’t know.


13 posted on 01/26/2014 12:41:55 PM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

How’s about our present Supreme Court?

Six Roman Catholics and three Jews.


14 posted on 01/26/2014 12:44:45 PM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: Salvation

I know people who have had to sit through his board meetings.


15 posted on 01/26/2014 12:46:20 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

I thought conservatives were against hiring by quotas, preferring people to be judged on their individual merits?


16 posted on 01/26/2014 12:48:04 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

To establish a basis, the question has to be expanded to the spectrum of similar operations and then see if Fox is a statistical outlier. I run by “Ockham’s Razor”, can this be explained better by Fox’s proclivity for Blonde women or something else equally simple?

FYI: If you want a real statistical outlier that really affects our lives; The US Supreme Court has 6 Roman Catholics and 3 Jews! Is that random selection?


17 posted on 01/26/2014 12:51:38 PM PST by SES1066 (Quality, Speed or Economical - Any 2 of 3 except in government - 1 at best but never #3!)
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To: Sherman Logan

Just what I was about to post!


18 posted on 01/26/2014 12:52:07 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker; All

They are...

But conservatives are also capable of wondering if this all came about randomly, and if it didn’t come about randomly they are also capable of asking why and if those RC’s are liberal or conservative - and they can do so without having to put up with the Red Herring that you put out there.

Do you want liberal Roman Catholics on Fox News, if there are indeed any?


19 posted on 01/26/2014 12:52:30 PM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: SES1066

I have often wondered about that (SCOTUS makeup).

No, I don’t think that it occured randomly, either.


20 posted on 01/26/2014 12:53:53 PM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Alex Murphy

Or is catholic


21 posted on 01/26/2014 12:54:02 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: editor-surveyor

Proof again that many evangelicals and progressives agree totally on one thing
They really dislike Catholics and enjoy demeaning and provoking them


22 posted on 01/26/2014 12:54:06 PM PST by xkaydet65 (.You have never tasted freedom, else you would know it is purchased not with gold but with steel)
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To: SES1066

Short skirts, too?


23 posted on 01/26/2014 12:54:46 PM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Alex Murphy

The Five may be mainly Catholic, but are hardly social conservatives. Beckel is a Democrat. Gutfeld is a libertarian whose humor can be quite crude. Dana Perino is a Bush-lite politically correct PR consultant in D.C. who never says anything conservative about abortion, gay marriage or how small children need mothers at home. And they are all pro-homosexual marriage.


24 posted on 01/26/2014 12:56:43 PM PST by heye2monn
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To: xkaydet65

A sweeping generalization on your part.

Re-read 13, 17 & 19.

Are you suggesting that no one should have a problem with this? Did it occur randomly? That is the point. Period.

If it (the makeup at Fox News) didn’t occur randomly should people have a problem with that?

But, oh, I know, Roman Catholics are ever the victim...Boo hoo...


25 posted on 01/26/2014 12:58:15 PM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: heye2monn

You may have nailed it with The Five.

Do we want liberals or conservatives on Fox News?

When liberals say that Fox News is “conservative” I wonder if I should laugh or cry.


26 posted on 01/26/2014 1:00:33 PM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
The Five: Four out of five ain't bad. Bob Beckel ...

Because he's a big, fat, White Northern Democrat guy who claims to have played football at some point?

Actually, according to his Wikipedia page, he's Protestant.

Greta Van Susteren is a Scientologist.

It would be a real surprise if Shepherd Smith were Catholic.

Mike Huckabee is -- well you know about Huckabee.

But there are two faulty assumptions here:

The first is that most media people are anything more than nominally religious.

The second is that any media outlet has to have some kind of quota system and carefully hire people based on religion to be "fair and balanced in the religion department."

27 posted on 01/26/2014 1:03:50 PM PST by x
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To: 9YearLurker

Almost nobody, myself included, believes this is a result of discrimination against Protestants. 2% of the population holding 33% of the seats, and 25% of the population filling the rest.

But whenever similar disparities appear in other areas, the default assumption is that illegal/immoral discrimination can be the only possible explanation.


28 posted on 01/26/2014 1:18:28 PM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: KeyLargo

I knew when that Saudi Prince was allowed to buy 50,000 shares of Fox’s stock that it would soon trend leftward and it did.


29 posted on 01/26/2014 1:26:09 PM PST by Patriot365
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

The religion angle doesn’t particularly bother me, per se. I’m more put off by how FoxNews has tended to become so pro-amnesty, pro-dope, and pro-homo marriage.

Honestly, it’s really gotten to the point that the blather from FoxNews hardly seems any preferable than the blather from CNN. Same morally degenerate garbage. I used to have FoxNews on all the time, as a practical default position on my tv-channel dial. Nowadays at most I might catch a half-hour of its programming per week. And usually that’s more than enough!


30 posted on 01/26/2014 1:36:45 PM PST by greene66
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Bill O’Reilly, Laura Ingraham and Sean Hannity are Catholics, not evangelicals, just an FYI. They have all talked about it, so I’m not sure why someone would post that they were something else, it’s not a secret...

Let’s remember that Nancy Pelosi is a Catholic as well and what in the hell does that matter?

With people worrying about “diversity” so much, lets not worry about what someone’s religion is, let’s concentrate on what their ACTIONS are. Anyone can be baptized in a religion, but that says nothing about who they are or what they stand for, example being the wicked witch of California...


31 posted on 01/26/2014 1:51:04 PM PST by mrsadams
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

I’d like for Fox to lean more conservative than it does—but I don’t feel inclined to go after the religion of the staff.

Talk about a red herring!

BTW—Huck’s not too conservative himself.


32 posted on 01/26/2014 1:52:02 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Sherman Logan

I agree.

Too many educated, achieving-class protestants (and their mainline churches) have left the conservative reservation for an equal demographic distribution to likely occur by happenstance.

And I’m a fan of happenstance.


33 posted on 01/26/2014 1:54:31 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: mrsadams

Exactly, Madam.


34 posted on 01/26/2014 1:55:08 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: greene66

It’s the pro-amnesty bit that really sticks in my craw.


35 posted on 01/26/2014 1:56:24 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Yeah you’re right. It’s all part of a plan to Romanize America. We’re gonna force feed you wafers and wine, serve you mackerel only on Fridays, and march you all to Mass on Sunday. We’ll make you worship graven images like statues of Saint Francis and The Virgin Mary. FoxNews is only the beginning. We are everywhere. We will be in control and know all that you see and do. Read the DaVinci Code. It’s all true.


36 posted on 01/26/2014 1:57:48 PM PST by xkaydet65 (.You have never tasted freedom, else you would know it is purchased not with gold but with steel)
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To: Alex Murphy

I doubt it with Bob Beckel, don’t you?


37 posted on 01/26/2014 2:01:51 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: xkaydet65

Where are you getting that faulty information?


38 posted on 01/26/2014 2:06:41 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: xkaydet65

Don’t forget to practice your maniacal laugh and rub your hands together with wicked glee while saying that. Don’t be surprised if some of the less-than-bright anti-Catholics here actually believe you.


39 posted on 01/26/2014 2:20:43 PM PST by vladimir998
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

So do you want religion quotas? Talent or ability shall be deemed less important than having the quotient of religious diversity?


40 posted on 01/26/2014 2:21:37 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

There are a couple of factual inaccuracies in this article. Bob Beckel claims to be Protestant. I think Dana Perino has mentioned being a Lutheran. Gutfeld might have been raised Catholic, but now identifies as agnostic.


41 posted on 01/26/2014 2:23:43 PM PST by ConservativeTeen (Proud Right Wing Extremist)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

I’m outraged that there aren’t enough Druids on Fox!

/s


42 posted on 01/26/2014 2:30:43 PM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

How many on MSNBC are Satanists?


43 posted on 01/26/2014 2:39:16 PM PST by kaehurowing
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Every one of these people ... except for maybe Hannity ... are pro queer “marriage”, so are therefore NOT true Catholics.


44 posted on 01/26/2014 2:44:31 PM PST by rhinohunter (Freepers aren't booing -- they're shouting "Cruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuz")
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To: xkaydet65

Conservatives often have reason to find fault with church denominations, whose members are majority pro-abortion, pro-gay democrat voters.

What shocks you about that on a conservative political forum?


45 posted on 01/26/2014 2:55:23 PM PST by ansel12 (Ben Bradlee -- JFK told me that "he was all for people's solving their problems by abortion".)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Bob Beckel is a Catholic? I found a reference on Wikipedia that says he is a Protestant. Not that Wiki is always correct, but why do you list him as Catholic?

BTW - Gretchen Carlson was raised Lutheran, but is now Methodist, I believe. Her replacement on F&F was originally Catholic but is now Evangelical.

What about some of the others? Jenna, Scott, Bill Hemmer (he is RC), but how about his co-anchorwoman whose name I know, but is escaping me now (forgive me as I am getting older every day).

What I am saying is that there are a lot more personalities on FXN than the ones you mentioned.

BTW, what exactly are you looking for on a news channel regarding evangelical Christianty? What you should be getting is honest reporting; and coverage of anything newsworthy regarding Protestant denominations - an even-handed report. In news reporting it is mandatory that listeners can get the truth and not biased reporting. That regards both what is reported and what is overlooked due to biases.


46 posted on 01/26/2014 3:01:13 PM PST by Gumdrop
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Why? What does it matter what their religion they follow?


47 posted on 01/26/2014 3:40:52 PM PST by pas
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To: rockrr

>> I’m outraged that there aren’t enough Druids on Fox! <<

Agreed.

And why are there so many blonde beauties with short skirts?

I mean, why can’t Ailes recruit a few Chinese, Korean and/or Vietnamese cuties? Obviously FNC is guilty of blantant anti-Asian racism!


48 posted on 01/26/2014 3:59:19 PM PST by Hawthorn
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
I have often wondered about that (SCOTUS makeup).

No, I don’t think that it occured randomly, either

The Hand of that Catholic/Jew God.

You people are insane.

49 posted on 01/26/2014 4:14:46 PM PST by USS Alaska (If I could...I would.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

This list of “Catholics” on FOX is fine, I suppose; but failing to mention Judge Andrew Napolitano in such a list is a serious error. I would hope that it was simply an oversight.

For those who not aware, not only is Judge Napolitano a Roman Catholic, he is the only person (of those mentioned) on FOX that publicly acknowledges the fact that he attends the daily Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. It might also be noted that he is what some people refer to as “Traditional Roman Catholic”.

You should know that when the name Bill O’Reilly is mentioned in what is suggested as an exhaustive a list of prominent “Catholics” on FOX; and the name of Judge Andrew Napolitano is never even mentioned; many faithful Catholics are rightly offended.


50 posted on 01/26/2014 4:26:11 PM PST by tomsbartoo (St Pius X watch over us)
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