MSNBC’s Chuck Todd, sitting in for Chris Matthews, allowed the Bible to be reduced to
a biography of the life of Jesus Christ, and the Koran elevated to a divinely mystical gift to Muslims, written and set-down on parchment without the help of anyone or anything human. Note that Chuck Todd is NBC’s White House correspondent and according the NBC page for Todd, he is RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL ASPECTS OF THE NETWORK’S POLITICAL COVERAGE, which explains MSNBC’s embarrassingly low ratings. See the video below. See an important update below.
How ignorant does an interviewer have to be to fail to mention that Christians believe the Bible is the direct Word of God, given to men by The Holy Spirit? No matter Todd’s personal belief, he must know Christians around the world believe so. Progressives will have it their way. Tradition and conservatism will not have a forum.
Bobby Ghosh is the international deputy editor for TIME and he has lots of time in the video to get his message across without a single query from Todd.
Bobby, I want to start with you on the story itself.
Basically, we have got two sets of extremists here. We got this extremist in Florida and a couple of extremists that took advantage of the moment to stir people up in Afghanistan. How much has this spread around the Muslim world?
BOBBY GHOSH, DEPUTY INTERNATIONAL EDITOR, “TIME”: Well, the real concern now, Chuck, is that this now spreads from here, that you have in other small groups of extremists in other parts of the Muslim world that people feel like they have to do a copycat thing.
We saw that happen many years ago with Salman Rushdie. We saw that happen much more recently with the Danish cartoons. The thing to keep in mind that`s very important here is that the Koran to Muslims, it is not — it is not the same as the Bible to Christians.
The Bible is a book written by men. It is acknowledged by Christians that it is written by men. It`s the story of Jesus.
GHOSH: But the Koran, if you are a believer, if you`re a Muslim, the Koran is directly the word of God, not written by man. It is transcribed, is directly the word of God.
That makes it sacred in a way that it`s hard to understand if you`re not Muslim. So the act of burning a Koran is much more — potentially much, much more inflammatory than —
TODD: Directly attacking — directly attacking God.
GHOSH: — than if you were to burn a — burn a Bible.
TODD: Directly attacking God.
The interview above evolved because of Florida preachers, Terry Jones and Wayne Sapp, burning a Koran, resulting in the deaths of 8 UN workers in Afghanistan. My point in this article has nothing to do with Jones and Sapp. There is a clear news bias concerning one important issue – divinity: one, the Koran is untouched by men and we will spread that belief, and two, the Bible is unholy and we will not report a defense of it on behalf of our Christian listeners.
UPDATE 12:/30 pm CDT: Rush Limbaugh is just reporting that Bobby Ghosh was the reporter that dished up the Haditha, Iraq story of murder and mayhem courtesy of the U.S. Marines.
Regular readers will recognize the name of the Muslim-born Aparisim ‘Bobby’ Ghosh.
Mr. Ghosh, along with Tim McGirk gave us the ‘scoop’ libel that Marines had killed civilians in Haditha Iraq in cold blood. A report that turned out to be completely fabricated.
For their scoop Messrs Ghosh and McGirk lied about their sources, and just about every other detail of the story. (Which they did not bother investigate in person.)
But Mr. Ghosh was rewarded for his journalistic efforts with a promotion. He is now the first “non-American” World Editor of Time…
By the way, note how Mr. Ghosh accepts the physically impossible claim that one detainee was waterboarded 183 times. A claim which we have many times debunked.
(Hint: Mr. Mohammed told his ACLU lawyers and the Red Cross he was only waterboarded five times.)
But this is what passes for journalism at Time magazine.
Others talking about the Bible and the Koran: