Tonight, 2/12, the Paula Zahn Now show finally offered up their response to the thousands of complaints from atheists about the bigotry expressed on the 1/31 show.
It didn’t look like it would be a good show as Paula Zahn conveniently had the night off. John Roberts filled in for her and I thought he did the job she should have done on January 31 – challenge some of the comments from the panel.
The panel tonight included an actual atheist from the US, Ellen Johnson, president of American Atheist. The other members were Rachel Maddow of Air America and Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, a conservative minister who once referred to blacks stranded in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina as “welfare-pampered,” “lazy” and “immoral.”
Peterson showed his stripes when he was asked about atheists and he called them “hypocrites”.
For some reactions to the show checkout this link:
And to see video of the show go here:
I will have a review later this week once a transcript is available so I can quote from it etc…