Conservative political stab to the Jewish community

“If there were a little more silence, if we all kept quiet…maybe we could understand something.” – Federico Fellini, late Italian film director and scriptwriter

Although this was written on December 30, 2011 on the CNN Belief Blog (yes, still a fave of mine!), I’m still shocked by this article:

Fox apologizes to Jews for poll on who murdered Jesus

Really?  I mean, REALLY, Fox News?  The level of insensitivity is astronomical.  And I am not naive to the fact that there are people who probably believe this wholeheartedly…but taking a poll to gauge public opinion seems a little asinine to me.

Fox News has a penchant for picking on the Muslim community, but this one comes as a shock since the channel is usually identified as a supporter of Judeo-Christian beliefs.  On RT.com, their writer stated:

The poll that made it to the network’s Facebook page suggests that a new religion might be on the hit-list for the Latin American branch of the News Corp empire, however…Pope Benedict XVI has criticized the Catholic Church for the campaign himself, and in his book Jesus of Nazareth Part II he says there is no wording in the Bible that singles out the Jews for the killing of Christ.

Is there a level of religious sensitivity that is forever gone?  Or can we say that, after reading the original article, this was a creative way to encourage watching the National Geographic feature on the topic?

~ Ashley

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