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The Candidates on American Idol

Posted by Ryan on April 13, 2008

Last week, American Idol decided to give back to the community by using their press and viewership to spearhead a volunteer drive called “Idol Gives Back.” Great idea! But, being an election year, American Idol decided to get the three remaining candidates to say a few things about the effort.

See for yourself how She Who Must Not Be Named, John McCain, and Obama did:

My take, in sum:

SWMNBN: support these groups because I’ve worked with them too, and it’s me who’s really the awesomest.

McCain: we all can help, but while I’m here, let me poke at the election for a sec.

Obama: (the only one who got an audible applause by the way) you plebs can help too! Hope! Hope! Hope!

Disclaimer: No “Jesus”‘s were omitted in this broadcast

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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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