Why no media fuss over Romney’s praise of a man who blamed Americans for Sept. 11?

That sound you don’t hear is the buzz that’s not occurring among the mainstream media with regard to something Mitt Romney said the other day in a speech at Liberty University.

Liberty, as you may know, was founded by the late Jerry Falwell, the famed televangelist. And Romney, in his speech, said this of the man:

In his 73 years of life, Dr. Falwell left a big mark…The calling Jerry answered was not an easy one. Today we remember him as a courageous and big-hearted minister of the Gospel who never feared an argument, and never hated an adversary. Jerry deserves the tribute he would have treasured most, as a cheerful, confident champion for Christ.

I will always remember his cheerful good humor and selflessness.

Oh, yeah. Falwell certainly was a man of “cheerful good humor” and Christ-like attributes.

I’m reminded of when he went on TV just two days after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and said this:

The abortionists have got to bear some burden for this because God will not be mocked. And when we destroy 40 million little innocent babies, we make God mad. I really believe that the Pagans, and the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle, the ACLU, People For the American Way, all of them who have tried to secularize America. I point the finger in their face and say, “You helped this happen.”

How could Romney so lavishly praise a man who so offensively slurred his fellow Americans as they were still digging through the rubble of Sept. 11 and mourning the dead?  And how could the media ignore such obsequiousness on Romney’s part?



  1. Fox and Friends will cover this as a wonderful and poignant dedication to a man of God followed by the evils of Rev Jeremiah Wright.

  2. expdoc

    Speaking of good ole’ Jeremiah Wright, did you see this?


    ho sent the e-mail?” I asked Wright.
    “It was from one of Barack’s closest friends.”
    “He offered you money?”
    “Not directly,” Wright said. “He sent the offer to one of the members of the church, who sent it to me.”
    “How much money did he offer you?”
    “One hundred and fifty thousand dollars,” Wright said.
    “Did Obama himself ever make an effort to see you?”
    “Yes,” Wright said. “Barack said he wanted to meet me in secret, in a secure place. And I said, ‘You’re used to coming to my home, you’ve been here countless times, so what’s wrong with coming to my home?’ So we met in the living room of the parsonage of Trinity United Church of Christ, at South Pleasant Avenue right off 95th Street, just Barack and me. I don’t know if he had a wire on him. His security was outside somewhere.

    Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/the_bribe_to_silence_wright_io9jneobl3fUF0c

  3. The Breitbart loonies and the folks at Murdoch’s trashy tabloid cook up a phony scandal, and expdoc falls for it.;

    Read this: http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/40349_Fake_Outrage_of_the_Day-_Obama_Campaign_Tried_to_Bribe_Rev._Wright

  4. expdoc

    I didn’t fall for anything, I merely read what Reverend Wright was quoted to say.

    Are you disputing what the Right Reverend Wright said?

    Because your link didn’t.

  5. doc: Don’t be silly. You peddled that Rev. Wright stuff because you saw it as a scandal. You weren’t just idly filling space in the Applesauce comments queue.

    Unfortunately for Breitbart and Co., nobody who walks upright is getting excited about that stuff. They should stick with their theories that Obama had Andrew Breitbart murdered. That kind of thing is just bizarre enough to get the wingnuts really riled.

  6. By the way, doc. What did you think of Romney’s speech at Falwell’s Klown Kollege?

  7. expdoc

    Didn’t see the speech.

    I see you still didn’t refute that quote from Wright. Kind of odd that a preacher who the President supposedly really wasn’t that close to would get so much attention (or at least think he was getting it) from a guy that just sat in the pews and listened for a few years.

    I love it when I get your goat.

  8. expdoc

    I also think that any college that doesn’t support all your left wing professorial types suddenly becomes “Klown Kollege”.

    Funny liberals. They are not so open to free speech unless it is their speech.

    That brings to mind this episode of left wing outrage that someone dare questions their bastions of liberal thought.


  9. shawnnews

    I giggle every time I see expdoc attempt to hijack Pat’s blog by switching the subject to eomething almost related.
    Here’s why Rev. Falwell and Wright would both be absolutely within a Bible-based world-view: the Bible’s God, which I was raised to believe in, destroys nations for wickedness. Babylon, Egypt, Israel are all victims of the wrath of God. You can go into the editorial archives of the Star and get the letters of Bernard Reese and see that he makes an inductive case that the civil war was actually brought upon us by God to punish us for slavery. The problem with this line of thinking is that the speaker claiming God has done this as a result of some sin has insinuated that he has the pipeline to God.

  10. expdoc

    I giggle when I make you giggle.

  11. Perhaps we should jump to crazy Pat Robertson who likes to link bad weather and gays.

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