Fox News Having More Biblical Problems

Ken AshfordGodstuff, Right Wing and Inept MediaLeave a Comment

It stated off with Bill O'Reilly, trying to explain why religion isn't a scam:

"Tide goes in, tide goes out. Never a miscommunication. You can't explain that. You can't explain why the tide goes in."

As I and many others pointed out, even schoolchildren can explain why the tide goes in and out, and you don't need to resort to the Bible.

It continued on Fox News with Bill O'Reilly again, apparently irked at the laughter directed his way by his own stupidity.  He released a video for "premium members" of his website, including a challenge to those who've scoffed at his evidence of the supernatural.

"Okay, how did the Moon get there? How'd the Moon get there? Look, you pinheads who attacked me for this, you guys are just desperate. How'd the Moon get there? How'd the Sun get there? How'd it get there? Can you explain that to me? How come we have that and Mars doesn't have it? Venus doesn't have it. How come? Why not? How'd it get here?"

We have the Moon because of a large impact on Earth, the pieces of which eventually coalesced to form the Moon.  

And the reason we have the Moon and not Mars and Venus don't have the Moon is… uh, well because we have our moon and Mars and Venus have their moons.

So Bill is 0 for 2.

And now Fox Nation is having its own religion problems.

President Obama spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast at the White House yesterday, and cited a familiar Biblical verse. As far as the Fox News website is concerned, the president "botched" the Scriptural reference. Fox Nation reported (on its front page, as if this were important):

President Obama misquoted a familiar Bible verse during a faith-based address at the National Prayer Breakfast.

"Those who wait on the Lord will soar on wings like eagles, and they will run and not be weary, and they will walk and not faint," the president said during a speech to several thousand people at the breakfast.

But the actual passage, from Isaiah 40:31, states: "But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint."

Fox News apparently isn't aware that there are several versions of the Bible.  Obama was quoting from the New International Version.  Fox News apparently thinks it's KJV or the highway.

But did Obama get it "wrong"?  Hardly.

Maybe Fox News should get out of the theology biz for a while.