As a news anchor for Fox News, I had some respect for Brit Hume. As a senior analyst for Fox News, I take issue with Hume on two fronts — the Gulf oil spill and Tiger Woods’ religion.
It befuddles me that a man of Hume’s intelligence can ask “Where is the oil?” That was Sunday. In January, Hume said scandal-plagued golfer Tiger Woods should drop Buddhism and “turn to Christianity” to make a full recovery.
Both comments came on the Fox News Sunday show roundtables.
Hume scoffs at the evidence scientists are claiming that the spill is worse than the Exxon Valdez in Alaska in 1989 and that the Gulf of Mexico waters are large enough to absorb the oil without environmental damage.
Here’s the Huffington Post report and video on Hume’s assertions.
In January, Hume said that Woods’ recovery depends on his faith. “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. My message to Tiger would, ‘Tiger, turn to the Christian faith and you can make a total recovery and be a great example to the world.”
A video of that segment.
In one episode, Hume refuses to accept factual data. In the other, he claims one religion is superior to another for salvation.
And, this guy is supposed to be a reliable voice of the conservative cause espoused on Fox News? His commentary on these two subjects put him in the same clownish category as Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck.
Brit Hume is just another pretty old face collecting a fat paycheck. If he refuses to listen to reason and impugns the religion of an estimated 360 million Buddhists, he has in my opinion sold his journalistic soul.
My beef with Hume now goes beyond a difference of opinions. He has sunk to the depths of conservative babble.
Cross posted on
Posted comments are welcome and automatically go to my email address at [email protected] in which I will reply when appropriate.
Jerry Remmers worked 26 years in the newspaper business. His last 23 years was with the Evening Tribune in San Diego where assignments included reporter, assistant city editor, county and politics editor.