Reza Aslan Feels ‘Kind of Bad’ for His Fox News Interrogator

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    Reza Aslan Feels ‘Kind of Bad’ for His Fox News Interrogator
    By Dan Amira


    http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2013/07/reza-aslan-fox-news-jesus-muslim-book-video.html

    Those of you who were out having a life this weekend may have missed one of the best/worst Fox News interviews of all time, in which the network's "religion correspondent" Lauren Green seemed baffled that a Muslim person would have the desire or ability to write a book about Jesus Christ. The Muslim person in question is Reza Aslan, who — as he repeatedly pointed out throughout the duration of the ten-minute interview — is a religious expert with advanced degrees in religious studies. It's crazy, but sometimes scholars write about people who aren't exactly like them! (Ironically, Green, a Christian, has herself written extensively on Islam.)




    This is going down as one of the most embarrassing interviews in FOX's history

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7UU6FQoU_g




    Aslan's response on CNN about the FOX interview

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYluVdT50Ro
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    He comes off better here.

    They should give it another shot. Honestly.
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    the ironic thing is his practicing kindness, concern, etc for a person who was trying to abuse him on air.

    Seems he was doing a better job of practicing tolerance, understanding, love, etc towards a Christian than the Christian was giving him.....
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    Do you really think the interviewer was being "intolerant?"
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    With everything going on in the world this is the best "gotcha" story you liberal clowns have? Pathetic - non story.
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    Karl Rove and Election Night meltdown say 'hi'!!
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    Ironically, that's exactly what she was trying to do to him. Certainly the invite was to "talk about his book" but she (or her handlers) didn't want any of that.
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    Good to see you have no irrational justification of what FOX News did here and see it for what it is....

    I guess this is one instance where even you will admit they weren't just reporting and letting you decide... :laugh:
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    I felt sorry for her, too.
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    She was on a mission to discredit him rather than discuss the book. And she did keep focus, even if she wasn't successful.

    Probably not intolerance driving the mission though... probably direct orders.
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    Look, she had a horrible interview, there's no question there. But I wouldn't say "intolerant." The question *could* have been valid - "Do you think your faith impacts the way in which you approach Jesus' story?" but the fact that it was harped throughout the entire interview is what made the execution so bad.
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    You are much kinder than me on this one.

    She was terrible, mean acting, agenda-driven, and . . . a discredit to whatever faith she claimed she had.

    But that is my discernment of what I observed, not my judgment of what she is . . . or isn't . . . or why she did what she did.
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    She had her marching orders, I'm sure.
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    I don't. She chooses to work for Fox News. She willfully followed their blueprint to make the interview an attack on the man rather than conduct an insightful, informative interview.
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    Do you have any actual proof that Fox gave her a "blueprint" to act how she did? You guys are so incredulous when it comes to anything on Fox, Goodness. They're conservative, sure, but they're not lying any more than any other media outlet on television. Quit acting like they're somehow below everything else out there and accept that they're simply on the other side, that's it -- there's some truth in all coverage, it's just all layered below levels of bias, agendas, and general BS.

    I haven't watched the interview or even read an actual article about it, because frankly, it's not even all that interesting. An apparently Christian American Conservative interviewed a Muslim about his book that discredits Jesus and she was harsh and emotional towards him -- Genuinely shocking...
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    There is a reason they wear earpieces. They (control room, directors, etc.) were talking to her the whole time. Which explains her inability to correctly follow up on his answers.
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    "they report, we decide" :grin:
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    It would be good if you watched the interview.
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    For the sake of your own credibility, you might want to watch it.

    This analogy could not be more off base.
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    A Fox News reporter interviewed him about his book, which I actually had read an article about before this all went down, and she apparently got emotional and berated him, right? What exactly is there to see? A woman embarrassing herself during an interview? I'm between computers at the moment so a lot of my posting is done through phone, watching videos is difficult.

    My own credibility? I just said I hadn't watched it -- how in the hell does it affect my credibility when I admittedly hadn't watched it?

    [EDIT]

    I watched it. It's worse than I had thought, I'll give you that. But still -- I mean, maybe I'm desensitized to this type of stuff. Not really anything that out of the ordinary. If she were my employee I certainly wouldn't be happy with her performance.

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