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Dystopia- don't know what that means but if a doctor used it, I would say it's probably nasty.

The news media treated Robertson liked he had some huge following. Page one in the Inky asking why Bush didn't make Robertson take it back. You know, like Clinton always made Farrakhan apologize.

Posted by AJ Lynch at August 26, 2005 05:04 PM

Pat Robertson does have a pretty big following. The "it's not that big" argument was absurd when Ann Coulter tried to deny the existence of the religious right in her "book," and it's even more absurd today.

If he's unimportant and non-influential, someone should really tell FOX to stop putting him on the air as a serious pundit twice a week.

Posted by dan at August 26, 2005 05:52 PM

Oh yeah, and I'll remember the "size of the following" rationale the next time Bill Maher says something and people are calling for him to be jailed. Real Time has what, a couple million viewers on HBO? And remind me...does he still have his job on ABC because of comments far more innocuous than Robertson's? Or did he get fired? Damn liberal networks....!

Posted by dan at August 26, 2005 05:54 PM

Who was calling for Maher to be jailed, dan? Just curious. Also, I believe Robertson owns his own network (CBN, I think) so it'd be pretty hard to fire him. However, local affiliates could refuse to broadcast his show(s) I suppose....

Posted by Hube at August 26, 2005 06:31 PM

A few months ago a GOP Congressman said, in all seriouness, that one of Maher's statements (jokes) bordered on treason, and thought that ought to be looked into. Though you're right, I believe he was kind enough to say that he didn't want Maher prosecuted -- just taken off the air. In my opinion that's a mighty lenient sentence for someone if you actually think they committed treason, but hey, to each his own. :)

Posted by dan at August 26, 2005 08:01 PM

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