In the battle for the God-likes-me-best endorsements, Rudy Giuliani scored a major coup today when Mr. 700 Club himself, Pat Robertson, announced that he would be supporting Giuliani in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. But when reading the media reports of the endorsement, you have to wonder who supports Giuliani more, Robertson or the press. While every article is careful to repeat the fiction that Giuliani is a pro-choice and pro gay rights candidate, take a look and see the tiny detail the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Associated Press forgot to mention:
It is unclear how much sway someone like Mr. Robertson, who has had a tendency in recent years to make news with wild statements, continues to have among regular evangelicals.
In recent years, Robertson has drawn considerable controversy for comments made about homosexuality.
Robertson, who unsuccessfully ran for president in 1988, founded the Christian Broadcasting Network, the Christian Coalition and Regent University in Virginia Beach.
Call me crazy, but when reporting on an endorsement for the man whose entire campaign is a noun and a verb and 9/11, doesn't it seem worth noting what Pat Robertson had to say on 9/13 about what caused the terrorist attack?
JERRY FALWELL: The abortionists have got to bear some burden for this because God will not be mocked. And when we destroy 40 million little innocent babies, we make God mad. I really believe that the pagans, and the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle, the ACLU, People For the American Way--all of them who have tried to secularize America--I point the finger in their face and say "you helped this happen."
PAT ROBERTSON: Well, I totally concur...
Since the media continues to present Rudy Giuliani as the moderate on social issues, tough on terror, candidate, shouldn't they have been asking why he's embracing the man who agreed that 9/11 was caused by the very people Giuliani allegedly supports? And if not asking, at least mentioning it?
But maybe we should cut the press some slack. After all, the national media is probably too busy writing hard-hitting investigative pieces on Giuliani's real role on 9/11.