When I was in my 20s, my friends and I were fans of the morning show on WGAR, a Cleveland radio station. The wacky host who kept us laughing as we drove to work was Don Imus who went on to fame and fortune as WNBC's morning drive time host. He weighed in yesterday on Brit Hume's pathetic remarks directed to Tiger Woods. The only thing he said that I disagree with is that Brit Hume is a brilliant journalist. My take is that a truly brilliant journalist wouldn't would make the sort of remarks Hume made. Here's the video:
All I wanna know is what happened to "fair and impartial" journalism? Do they still teach it in college? Can any of y'all imagine Walter Cronkite, David Brinkley or Chet Huntley making statements like that? I long for the days when the news media pretty much left a man's (or woman's) faith alone. I'm glad Imus called Hume out on this even though he's sold his soul to Fox News.
And if any of you feel a burning need to call me out and tell me that Christianity is the only path to God, remember that I am a renegade Catholic and believe that we all find our own path to God whether we call him God, Yahweh, Buddha, Allah or the Great Wazoo. Also remember that one of my favorite quotes is:
"I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. They are so unlike your Christ." -- Mahatma Gandhi
I think Brit Hume embodies why Gandhi said that.
(rant mode off)