28 September 2007

Thursday's Asshats on Friday: Tim Russert

Normally I'm proud when my alma mater gets mention in the news, as anyone should be. But right now, I'm just embarrassed that this happened at Dartmouth (though not terribly surprised). At the most recent Democratic presidential debate, moderator Tim Russert asked the candidates to name their favorite Bible verse. (Watch it at Crooks and Liars)

The question itself is bad enough--totally irrelevant, serving only to reinforce Christian dominionism. (Good thing for Russert there weren't any Hindus on the stage.) But even worse was that not a single candidate took Russert to task for asking it.

I didn't see my choice for the next president of the United States on that stage, anyway.

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