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Is This The Most Embarrassing Interview Fox News Has Ever Done?


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You're a Muslim, so why did you write a book about the founder of Christianity?" Fox News' Lauren Green demanded of religious scholar Reza Aslan, author of "Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth," on Friday.

Aslan responded, "Well, to be clear, I am a scholar of religions with four degrees, including one in the New Testament, and fluency in biblical Greek, who has been studying the origins of Christianity for two decades, who also just happens to be a Muslim."

The answer did not seem to satisfy Green, so Aslan added, "Because it's my job as an academic. I am a professor of religion, including the New Testament. That's what I do for a living, actually."



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He is not a "scholar"

he's a man with degrees. what journals has he been published in that were relevant to this topic?

Scholars publish actual Scholastic work, not pop lay-person books.

The FNC interviewer was using a tactic to downplay the book, and he used a smokescreen to shield that criticism and upplay his credentials.

this is what happens when you have two people arguing in logical fallacy.

https://twitter.com/#!/Agonzo1

Not

quite sure you understood the heart of my comment.

But in response:

Scholar

1.) A specialist in a particular branch of study, esp. the humanities; a distinguished academic: "a Hebrew scholar".

1.) A person who is highly educated or has an aptitude for study.

3 degrees I think is considered "highly educated".

i understand now,

and i still disagree. He's not a specialist in the New Testament Jesus.

https://twitter.com/#!/Agonzo1

That's

cool...everyone is entitled to their own opinion.

Um... wow... just... wow.

Um... wow... just... wow. That poor lady actually has to LIVE with that swiss cheese brain of hers. I almost feel bad for her.

That said, I'd better tell my friend to quit writing his doctoral dissertation on Henry Clay, cuz, well, I could be wrong, but I don't think my friend's a member of the Whig Party.

OMG, two fun posts in one day! :D

I applaud you RonPaul4Prez2016!

Yes, it was embarrassing, and I squirmed [in a fun way] watching it. "Thank you for coming on a spirited debate," she said at the end. What a crock! Lauren Green was an utterly ridiculous failure. She makes Piers Morgan seem intelligent. No debate there. Reza Aslan did come on her show, too bad for her that she didn't. Well, to each his own. Sounds like a fascinating book too, perhaps I'll read it.

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dude

you are a trip :)
deacon

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

coming to debait...

Reza had to stick up for himself, as Lauren clearly failed to participate. ;)

I better stop.*

It seems contagious.

*before it turns into a circle jerk :D

Fortunately I've come to peaceful terms with the notion that the trip might never end.

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Don't debait :)

that's no way to catch fish,that's not to say,if a fish takes your bait,you can't rebait
just green'n you
deacon

BTW,what's up with that flying deer? rudolph,per chance?

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

Before you spout off, do your homework my friend.

Reza actually converted to Christianity for a period of time in his life until his theology research revealed to him the flaws in the story of Jesus the real man vs. Jesus the evangelical figure that formed the foundation of the cult religion. He has spent his entire life researching to learn and understand how religion pervades our world. Please take the time to learn more about this "arrogant man". Just like Snowden, it is not arrogance, it is frustration dealing with dipshits like this ignorant stupid woman from FOX trying to conduct an interview and force him to answer what she thinks he should say to fit her agenda. She is too stupid to understand. It is like watching Glenn Greenwald totally dominate conversations with idiot people because they cannot even grasp what he is saying.

beephree

She's lovely!

Too bad they didn't show her legs! I normally watch FOX with the sound turned off....

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Then You'll Love RT tv

Women hosts often stand on sets instead of sitting at a table, while the cameramen shamelessly oogles with the camera with obvious intent. Guests don't seem to get oogled at all though ..and are often men. I've never seen camera work that was so blatant.

No doubt

She was as lovely as she was unprepared.

I dont know about you folks, but this was very enjoyable.

I just watched this dude, calmly, and eloquently tell this bitch that she was the dumbest thing that ever happened to the universe.

I hope I get to see more interviews done by her.

"It would be like a Democrat with a PHD in Regan who has been studying his life and history for two decades, writing a book about Regan."

Whahahahahaha!!!!!!!!

Séamusín

No, not the worst.

I'm no fan of Fox that's for sure, but it was a fair question.The only problem with this interview was the arrogant, hotheaded author.

You can't pretend your religion doesn't have anything to do with it when you're writing a book about religion. If an Obama staffer wrote a book on the history of libertarianism, wouldn't you ask a few questions about why and maybe wonder about the possibility of bias?

He had to know he was on the news specifically because of the unique situation that he is a member of one faith writing about the founder of another. Instead of calmly addressing his qualifications and the reason for his interest in the topic, he flipped out on her. The reason the conversation didn't get much into discussing the content of the book is because he wanted to stay on his rant.

I know the downvotes already capture it

but I don't think you listened to the whole interview....or any of it. The author was probably one of the most humble interviewees I've ever seen on Fox.

Second only to Jeremy Glick on the Bill O'Dumbass interview.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BAFb97L3KU

If you don't know your rights, you don't have any.

You got me

Yeah, I was responding based on a similar (shorter) clip I had seen earlier in the day posted somewhere else. Now that I'm looking at the longer clip posted here, I kinda want to downvote myself!

Embarrassing and pathetic...

wow, he got the Ron Paul treatment! The propagandista made herself and her network look like fools!!!

Great job Reza, way to stay calm and articulate.

What an Incredibly

STUPID BITCH!!!

But hey, she's good enough for the unwashed masses ie

knuckle dragging evangelicals..........

What an Incredibly

STUPID BITCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

But Hey, she's good enough for the unwashed masses...........

He just got told!

Whooowheeee those program directors at Fox hate those dang Moozlums. Don't Moozlums know they are supposed to shut up and die so Zionists can scoop up all their land like god wants.

Did you ever see their Iraq War I interview?

They claimed to be reporting from inside of Iraq and staged what appeared to be a bom alert.

It was filmed in studio in Atlanta.

In 1991 everyone believed it was real! It's amazing to go back and see how they were able to trick you 20 years ago. It was completely false and staged. It was so bad, you'll kick yourself for believing the reportage. I remember the interview.

It's all on youtube. It's CRAZY.

I believe that was race

I believe that was race baiting CNN that did that.

Typical Fox News interview:

Typical Fox News interview: don't read the book, make assumptions based on superficial/stereotypical "facts," ignore the comments made by the interviewee, and make yourself look like a complete a$$hat.

Unfortunately this "journalistic" style is all too common in the major media outlets.

This lady should be fired! Talk about not preparing yourself.

This lady tries to do a book interview and didn't even bother to read the Introduction of the book! If she has a degree, it should be strip from her. What a phony.

Old news

This has been floating around for awhile now and it gets posted now? It's basically someone trying to make a point by making it viral on Facebook.

No, it's certainly not the worst interview. Remember those times they interviewed Ron Paul?

By the way, this never aired on the TV network, just so you know. It was an online article.

You Are Incorrect

...it happened very recently...was on the air. All of the articles about the interview on the web say 1 day or 2 days ago. Please correct me if I am wrong...but I don't think I am.

fonta

July 26th

Sure, it went viral, whatever...
I'm a bit out of the loop I guess. I had to wait four whole days for someone like RonPaul4Prez2016 to intervene with it into my sorry world of often isolated bliss. Not bad. It took months for me to catch Gangnam Style, so this was pretty quick for me. :D

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