BRIT HUME SAID WHAT?…. As regular readers know, I’ve made no mention of Tiger Woods on this blog. I don’t care about golf; I don’t care about golfers’ private lives; I don’t care about any aspect of this “story” at any level.
But I was taken aback when I saw that Fox News’ Brit Hume, reflecting on Woods’ career on the air this morning, talked about whether the golfer may return to his chosen profession.
“The extent to which he can recover seems to me depends on his faith,” Hume said. “He is said to be a Buddhist. I don’t think that faith offers the kind of forgiveness and redemption that is offered by the Christian faith. So, my message to Tiger is, ‘Tiger, turn to the Christian faith and you can make a total recovery and be a great example to the world.”
Hume was not, as the video shows, kidding.
It’s hard to even know where to start with something like this. How many high-profile Christians have had damaging sex scandals of late? Why is Buddhism deemed inadequate for those with family problems? Why is a senior political analyst for a so-called “news” network proselytizing, on the air, during one of the network’s “news” programs?
Jamison Foser added, “If this wasn’t Fox News, I’d take ‘Tomorrow, 2 pm’ in the when-will-Hume-apologize pool. But it is Fox, so ‘the Fifth of Never’ seems like a safer choice.”