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Media Watch, 1
Wednesday, November 10, 2004
In response to the hysterical warnings about the triumph of Christian 'fundamentalism' within George W Bush's victory comes this sharp rejoinder from Christopher Hitchins:
Only one faction in American politics has found itself able to make excuses for the kind of religious fanaticism that immediately menaces us in the here and now. And that faction, I am sorry and furious to say, is the left.And then there's the sheer implausibility of the left's interpretation of the role of values in the Republican victory, as Libby Sternberg points out:
Evangelical Christians, who turned out strong for Bush this year, do not make up a majority. In fact, they don't make up enough of a majority to pass gay marriage bans in 11 states. To do that, you need the votes of people who are believers--in some sense of the word--but who are more likely to be uncomfortable with absolutist moral approaches in general. Including those of the left.
The ABC's Christophobia matches anything the New York Times can produce.