Sunday, January 25, 2009

Scandal Maker

More noise related to fallen Evangelical leader Ted Haggard. Apparently there is at least one more young man with whom the completely heterosexual Haggard had sex, this one an employee of the church. The incident caused me to go back and watch the old Daily Show clips of the incident. The classic clip in which the story broke is hillarious if a little odd. But I also found this clip from when Pat Robertson called for the assassination of Hugo Chavez. The two clips contrast in an interesting way. In the first clip, Haggard defends Robertson, excusing his comments as unrelated to his ministry. In the second clip, Robertson dismisses Haggard as a non-entity, throwing him under the bus to use the popular parlance. It makes Robertson look like a tool, and he is.

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