Brit Hume and the Media Backlash

Well it comes as no surprise to me that the media is attacking one of its own. Yesterday I posted on Fox News Sunday Political Commentator Brit Hume’s comments regarding Tiger Woods and Christianity.

In an interview with CNSNews Hume says there is a double standard when it comes to speaking about Christianity versus other religions. “There is a double standard. If I had said, for example, that what Tiger Woods needed to do was become more deeply engaged in his Buddhist faith or to adopt the ideas of Hinduism, which I think would be of great spiritual value to him, I doubt anybody would have said anything.”

To quote from the article, asked Hume: “Why is Jesus Christ taboo in polite conversation or in the world of politics and media?”

“I think it’s been true for a long time in many cultures. It is certainly true in secular America today that the most controversial two words you can ever utter in a public space are ‘Jesus Christ,’” Hume said.

When asked to speculate about the reasons for the mainstream media’s vitriolic reception of Christianity, Hume initially expressed bewilderment

“I’m somewhat at a loss to explain it because so many of the people who purport to be aghast at such mentions are themselves at least nominally Christian. But there it is,” Hume said.

He added: “I think it is true that for people who are not Christian, Christianity makes a fairly extravagant claim which is that the Son of God — God made Flesh — came into this world, lived, suffered terribly, and died for the remission of our sins, and then rose again. This is a huge supernatural event, and a lot of people don’t—have a lot of trouble believing it. But if you do purport to believe it, the implications are pretty staggering. And the result is you may end up talking about it,” Hume said.

Hume also ventured possible practical reasons for the public’s searing distaste for Christianity.

“There is certainly a level of anti-Christian bigotry that may have something to do with the fact that on certain issues, the views of Christians are against theirs on certain matters such as abortion and others, but I can’t account for all of it. It is a striking reality, however,” Hume concluded.

I will say this, Brit Hume spoke the truth on the show and the world cannot take the truth. Jesus Christ is the way the truth and light! That’s the bottom line. Mr. Hume spoke his faith and I give him a lot of credit for doing it. I also think it was the appropriate place. The show is a political commentary show not breaking news. If he was an anchor of the morning news then it would be appropriate for him to comment on the story as he did, but he was asked for his opinion, hey ask me my opinion and might have said the same thing, I wish I would have said it first!

I have never really been a fan of Fox News, in fact in these pages I often refer to it as Faux News but I am starting to change my opinion. Who knows I might become a Fox News Convert!


  1. Slow down we couldn't have you convert over to fox all at once.lets go step by step here.The shock might be to great for your body to adjust to all at once.
    there are many people who on fox news,dare I say it wear Gold crosses around their necks,so I guess they do tend to be somewhat on the side of religion,plus most of them are anti abortion.
    Wow imagine that….linda

  2. Malcolm Muggeridge noticed this too: one might get away with one mention of Jesus Christ, but on a recurrence, one would become known as a "Christer" and thereby not suitable for invitations to any society dinner parties.

  3. Honestly, I think that Fox News is the best network because they allow for the greatest freedom among their employees. Brit Hume would have been fired had he said this on CNN. Sure The opinion people are loud and proud but that does not make them so bad. at last what they say is more often than not in line with catholic moral teaching if not social justice.

  4. well, I am a Fox fan, but we will let that go for now. 😉

    Your only mistake Father is to say the media attacked one of their own. They, the media at large, do not consider the people at Fox part of their group, certainly not 'one of their own'.

    Which is one reason why I am a fan of Fox.

  5. I think the problem with Brit… is not that he "mentioned" Jesus CHrist, but that he essentially said "You need to fix your life, go to Jesus." There's a bunch wrong with the Proty theology in that sentence, but there's a whole lot wrong with an "impartial" interviewer saying it.

    There other part of the equation is that it's judgmental actions like his – from fundy proty self-styled preachers – that are giving the whole faith a bad name with the public.

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