Hip and Thigh: Smiting Theological Philistines with a Great Slaughter. Judges 15:8

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Questions Mike Wallace Should Have Asked Iranian Crackpot President

Dennis Prager, one of my favorite secular talk show personalities, writes up a list of questions CBS's Mike Wallace should have asked crackpot Iranian president, Mahmoud, rather than floating him the anti-Bush wiffle balls.

Some of the noteworthy ones:

In countries with a free press and where history is understood as consisting of verifiable facts, anyone who denies the Holocaust, the systematic murder of approximately 6 million Jews by the Nazis, is regarded as either an anti-Semite or a kook or both. You have repeatedly denied the Holocaust. Why should the world not regard you as either a kook or an anti-Semite? And do you understand why most free societies wish to prevent you from acquiring nuclear weapons?

In Iran, under your direction, religious police walk around the country monitoring how much skin a woman reveals. Most of the world considers this primitive and another reason to regard you and your regime as fanatical. On what grounds do you support whipping women who reveal their arms in public? And do you understand why such policies help explain why most free societies wish to prevent you from acquiring nuclear weapons?

Last year, a teenage girl who said she was raped by two young men was not only not believed, she was given 100 lashes by your Islamic republic. Many of us find whipping teenagers for having sex, not to mention for being raped, unimpressive. Does this help to explain why societies that do not whip teenage girls are not excited about your country acquiring nuclear weapons?



Blogger Daniel said...

I like Prager.

That whole M.W. interview (and similar efforts) was necessarily tainted from the get go. How can I get another interview with the same or some other quack, if I expose them as such? You can't sell commercial advertising for the time slot of your sensational interview if there is none.

MSM - bleh!

10:12 AM, August 17, 2006  

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