On September 11, 2012, the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya was attacked. Since that time, details concerning the attack include a rough mix of truth and fiction; however, that is not the point of this article. In the aftermath of the attack on the consulate, the predominant narrative from the Obama administration was that it was a spontaneous reaction to an anti-Islam film.
Then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton came out and said that the contents of the film were “disgusting and reprehensible.” And as Bradley Klapper of the Huffington Post said, “she calls it a cynical attempt to offend people for their religious beliefs.”
Even President Obama, at his U.N. speech, came out against the film as “an insult not only to Muslims, but to America as well.” He did go on to say that here in America, we enjoy the freedom of speech, which allows us to say things that offend others. However, his comments included a statement that speaks to the heart of the most recent events at NBC. The President went on to say the “future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam but to be credible those who condemn that slander must also condemn the hate we see in the images of Jesus Christ.”
Enter the peacock…NBC. Recently, the NBC television show Saturday Night Live aired a skit entitle “DJESUS UNCROSSED” in which Jesus and his disciples were portrayed in a disgusting and deplorable way; so much so that the details need not be repeated. While the President has offered words in the past concerning this type of behavior, why has he not come out against this type of “slander” as he called it? Remember, the President’s own words were “to be credible those who condemn that slander must also condemn the hate we see in the images of Jesus Christ.”
Unless there has been some mistake, the SNL skit is the greatest example of slander from an American network, not just a YouTube home video. In that regard, the President and Hillary should be “condemning” the skit and NBC’s blatant intolerance of Christianity to be “credible” after all.
Todd Starnes of Fox News put it succinctly in that “the folks over at NBC are either ideological bullies or religious bigots. Either one is enough for me to change the channel.”