MOST of you have heard of Ken Ham (“Hambo” to us), and you’re probably aware of — but haven’t visited — his Creation Museum, which was recently built in Petersburg, Kentucky and is said to have cost $27 million. And you all know about Hambo’s hard-core creationist website, Answers in Genesis
We’ve reported before about Hambo’s advertising on Fox News. For example: Creation Museum Commercials on Fox News. Is it a coincidence that Fox occasionally promotes creationist causes?
We just found some kind of blog entry from Hambo trumpeting his latest series of ads on Fox: TV spots for our “IAmNotAshamed.org” campaign. Those ads, according to Hambo, “have been running on the Fox News Channel, including on the popular Glenn Beck program.”
Do these ads have any effect on the editorial content at Fox? Judge for yourselves, as we remind you of some prior instances of creationist programming on Fox.
For example, we once reported about this ghastly episode: Discovery Institute: Casey on Fox & Friends.
As we observed at the time, there was no one to offer any rebuttal to Casey’s presentation.
And here’s the difficult-to-find video of Don McLeroy’s free ride on Fox News. As with Casey’s appearance, there was no one on the other side:
And here’s David Barton on the Huckabee show. Barton is one of the “education experts” relied on by the Texas State Board of Education for revising their history curriculum:
We’ve also posted about other creationism problems at Fox. See: Hey, Glenn Beck!
If Fox News were just some specialty show catering to the tastes of a niche market, like Pat Robertson’s 700 Club, we wouldn’t take any notice. But Fox is an important outlet for news, and they pride themselves in being “Fair and Balanced.” Maybe they think they are being fair. If the place is run by creationists, they wouldn’t see any issue involved when they turn their microphones over to people like McLeroy and Casey. But maybe their judgment is being influenced by advertising revenue from creationists.
We have no idea what goes on behind the scenes at Fox. All we can do is judge them by what we see on the screen. And what we see is creationism.
Update: See Tennessee Book Ban Promoted on Fox & Friends.
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