Most embarrassing Fox interview ever?

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    I am old enough to remember when you could buy a 6 pack of Black Lable for .99 cents and a full ounce of Gainesville Green was $20.00. We didn't even care that Al Gore had not yet invented the Internet or that we didn't have a computer anyway.
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    the funny thing, Fox has had many many Christians commentators over the years explaining Islam to their audience

    including their main hosts

    looking forward to their squabbles with Al Jazeera US
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    I agree. Too bad she completely botched the interview. I wanted to hear more from his perspective.
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    He sounded sane. Her...........not so much.
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    Maybe I'm projecting, but she almost seemed confused, as if the talking points on the paper (and in her ear) just weren't matching up with his responses. The last question was so friggin amateurish. He had just given a good synopsis of his take on Jesus (Interesting, but no real new ground, IMO) which begged for a follow up and she just lifts off to Mars. Even funnier is that she thinks she really got him.

    I do, however, think he knew what was coming and just set her up perfectly.
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    I failed to see anything embarrassing river-please explain why you think it was
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    I think river was saying anything with Barney Frank is embarrassing. Not a big O'Reilly fan.
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    She had him on for a 10 minute interview (which was probably supposed to be about the provoking claims in his new book about Jesus) and spent the entire 10 minutes asking him over and over again how and why a Muslim can write a book about Jesus. To be fair at about halfway through she switched to the markedly different question "Now I'm not saying that you can't write about Jesus because you are Muslim, but some people have said why would a Muslim write about Jesus. How would you respond to them?"

    His response the first time ("I am a religions scholar who focused his PhD studies on the New Testament, it's my job") pretty clearly answered it, and based on the NPR interviews I posted up-thread there actually are interesting claims in the book that would make for compelling discussion - particularly if she wanted to challenge him on some of them - but instead she spent their entire interview being shocked at the fact that an academic in the field of religion could write a book about a figure in a religion other than his own.

    It's idiotic, why would you have an author on for a fairly lengthy interview to do nothing other than ask him why he wrote the book over and over instead of discussing anything about the book?
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    Really, like who?


    #%$ Islam, the cult of hate.
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    I felt she did a good job and she asked the questions based upon her knowledge of the ?Bible and her Christian Faith- I see nothing wrong with the interview or anything to be embarrassed about
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    I have seen worst interviews on FIX and other news shows. But over all it was a decent and successful interview.

    1, I agree that her first set of questions (why a Muslim writes a book on Jesus) were earner pointed, did she have an agenda?).
    2, She did give him a chance to answer the questions.
    3, The first set of questions had the same point. This is and old interview trick used to trip up the guest with the hope to trip them up into a inconsistency and into other questions.
    4, The guest did a great job of staying on message and showing thaw audience that he really is a scholar, has a real interest and a passion in the subject, and gave good background on himself.
    5, The line of questions and the lack of interruptions helped produced the lingo described in item 4.
    6, it was only a five minute interview . It would be interesting to see how a twenty minute interview would go.
    7, A lot of us are spoiled with way too many interviews with too many softball questions. Such interviews enable the guest to hide flaws and or give us fluff.
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    I've seen much worse on Fox.
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    It's Fox News Bill, of course you would think she did a good job. Had it been CBS, MSNBC, or any other channel it would still have stunk as an interview.
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    so you say hall- I disagree

    east is east and west is west
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    As bad as it is that Green couldn't really attempt to carry on a real interview with the author, it's even worse when you realize that she is Fox's religion correspondent. I thought the poor woman had been plucked out of a back room somewhere and sent out there with nothing more than orders to find out why a Muslim would dare write a book about Christ.
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    I think if you have a 10 minute interview and only ask one question (repeatedly), it's probably not going to be very good.

    But again, if it's cable news, it's probably not going to be very good.
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    Thought the same. Had to question though when he said Jesus was crucified by the Romans because He was Zealot threat to Rome.

    According to the Gospel Pilate found no fault with Jesus. The threat to Rome (Pilate) was the Jews threatened to riot if Jesus was not crucified which would have been bad for Pilate's career.

    What was the charge the Jews had against him? Why, blasphemy of course. He claimed to be God! He fulfilled dozens of O.T. prophecies, a mathematical impossibility. He forgave sin, something only God can do.

    Don't know how the guy missed that? Have to give him a little "s" in scholar.
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    Bases on the above perhaps there is a little Muslim bias. Is it covered in the other links?
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    Well I think it might warrant reading the book before making those types of claims.

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