April 19, 2007
Unprecidented Fox News Reporting

I have no idea what to say about this Fox News story asking the question of if the Virginia Tech killer was possessed by the devil.

Was Cho Seung-Hui schizophrenic … psychotic … manic-depressive? Or were the shooting deaths of 32 people, including Cho himself, at Virginia Tech University part of the ongoing struggle between God and Satan … good against evil … lightness and darkness?

Could Cho have been possessed by the Devil? Could that explain the massacre at Virginia Tech?

Dr. Richard Roberts, president of Oral Roberts University, shouts an unequivocal “Yes!”

“Based on what I’ve seen in the news," Roberts said in an interview, "there’s no doubt that this act was Satanic in origin."

Excuse me? This story is on the pages of the website of a supposedly reputable news organization? I'm all for bitching about Fox and their (supposed) right wing, Bush loving bias, and I can understand Dr. Richard Roberts buying into it as he is a Christian....

Maybe I'm the crazy one, but doesn't it seem wrong for this "reporter" to even entertain the notion on a public webpage for a news organization? Or is this how far into the religious right that news media has fallen?

In the words of the fabulous Chris Rock, "whatever happened to 'crazy'"?

Posted by Arcterex at April 19, 2007 08:43 AM