From media analyst Brent Bozell:
The leftist comedians really should have stopped this gunk when Rosie O’Donnell announced on “The View” nine years ago that “Radical Christianity is just as threatening as radical Islam in a country like America” because the United States was at war in Iraq. (Rosie would never be able to define non-radical Christianity because in her warped world, that’s an oxymoron.)
But it just keeps coming. South African import Trevor Noah, Jon Stewart’s replacement on “The Daily Show,” took Christianity back to 1478 for a whipping: “Islam is a religion. It’s open for violent interpretation, and it’s open for peaceful interpretation. Just like how Christianity can encompass both the Spanish Inquisition and the little old lady in church who keeps talking to you about cat’s diabetes medicine. So, basically, torture either way.”
Feel safer now that we’ve got that straight?
Then there are the feminists who love to make comparisons of Christianity and radical Islam by implying that Christians should be defined as abortion-clinic personnel killers. Late-term abortionist George Tiller was shot at his Lutheran church in 2009, and then you have to go back to Dr. Barnett Slepian being shot in his own home in 1998. How many tens of thousands have perished at the hands of Islamic radicals during that time frame?
Those tens of thousands don’t matter, any more than the unborn kids do. What matters is a safe spill before an appreciative audience, who also don’t want to face facts about risks. Performer and audience encourage each other.
Reality check: Brent, if we could just can the pseudo-outrage for a minute, the pop media reaction makes perfect sense: Christian terrorism is not a serious public threat. So anyone can amuse themselves by howling about it in safety. Most listeners don’t really care as long as they haven’t lost a leg themselves to a bomb, and even so, they expect the government to give them a leg up, so to speak.
Seriously, who else would listen to these people anyway?
Even Christians employed by government or on social benefits will tend—it is the natural effect of such programs—to ignore obviously false claims. It’s far, far easier to point to some offensive non-threat somewhere (Westboro Baptist Church anyone?) than to face up to what one has oneself become, through complacent, occasionally fearful, dependency.
And anyone who does react or complain deserves what they get, right? Must be bad people. Need repentance.
See also: Yet another whine about “media ignorance of religion” Reality: They can afford to ignore or distort American religion, or launch persecutions against it, as long as Christians and Jews vote for progressives, against their own best interests—and fund their PR agencies, legacy media.