Days have passed since Fox News aired arguably the single most stupid interview the “fair and balanced” cable news network has ever run without bothering to acknowledge that it ever happened. As you’ve probably heard by now, Fox weekend host Lauren Green asked scholar Reza Aslan, the author of Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth, “You’re a Muslim, so why did you write a book about the founder of Christianity?”
But today the network finally acknowledged it, in typical Fox News fashion no less: they played the “the liberal media is out to get us” card by trotting out conservative media critic Brent Bozell of the Media Research Center, who accused Aslan of not being “a very good Muslim” — for writing a book about Jesus, you see — and called Aslan’s book a “very very biased and very very one-sided book.
“It was the exact correct question that needed to be asked,” Bozell said. “She had every right to ask him, ‘Do you have a bias? Are you being influenced by your faith to write what you’re writing?’ He should have said, first and foremost, said, ‘Yes I am.’ To deny it shows the aloof arrogance of ‘How dare she even ask that question?’”
I would bet good money Brent Bozell hasn’t even read Aslan’s book.