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American Idol Distances Itself from Jesus

Posted by Ryan on April 11, 2008

Last night, American Idol had their contestants close with a song called “Shout to the Lord.”  Yet, in a song about Jesus, they replaced “Jesus” with “Shepherd!”  Wow.  The anti-Christian bias in the media is well-known and documented, but editing “Jesus” in a song about Jesus?!?  Why choose the song in the first place? 

It sounds like American Idol catering half-heartedly to letters and requests from Christian groups to get Christian Rock songs on the show while trying to avoid any unwelcome labels from secular critics.  I’m very disappointed in the show for this.  I personally don’t listen to Christian Rock so I didn’t understand the issue initially, but knowing that they omitted the word “Jesus” from a song about Jesus seems like a politically correct slap in the face.

Malkin’s got great coverage of the show with commentary.

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Obama: Classic Lib

Posted by Ryan on April 11, 2008

In case you were wondering, Drudge linked to a post by the Politico’s Ben Smith that demonstrates beyond a shadow of a doubt that Obama is a classic Lib, with typical condescension towards people they claim to represent and connect with. 

Here’s Barry!

“You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced them…And they fell through the Clinton Administration, and the Bush Administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not.

And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”

And he wants to win Pennsylvania?  That rhetoric might play to limosine liberals and urban-elite pinky-extended types, but the down-home people of “Pennsyltucky” probably won’t appreciate being denegrated as such.  We’ll see though — this year’s been pretty crazy.

AP photo.

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