Tim Russert hosted his annual Christmas Crusade on this morning's Meet the Press. NBC pimped the revival meeting thusly:
Exclusive! In a special holiday edition, Dr. Rick Warren, author of the international best-seller "The Purpose Driven Life" & Jon Meacham, Newsweek's Editor and author of "American Gospel," discuss Faith in America.
Exclusive indeed. The competition for Jon Meacham's prattlings must have been intense. And I bet Tim was smarting over the fact that FOX poached the D.C. Catholic Archbishop this year.
Much of hour was spent bashing atheists and atheism. (Sample reasoned discourse: "Stalin was an atheist. Mao was an atheist.") Yet it never occurred to Russert to invite an atheist to join the discussion.
Unfortunately for the pious Pumpkinhead, he inadvertently gave the last word to skeptic Robert Frost, who once wrote "I turned to speak to God/About the world's despair/But to make bad matters worse/I found God wasn't there."