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Just a bit more on the “why” of Lawrence O’Donnell

Posted by: Lowell Brown at 10:03 pm, April 4th 2012     —    5 Comments »

A little over four years ago, just days after an earlier infamous Lawrence O’Donnell rant against Mormonism (eye-popping video here), Hugh Hewitt interviewed O’Donnell on Hugh’s show. The full transcript is here. This exchange is priceless:

HH: Would you say the same things about Mohammed as you just said about Joseph Smith?

LO’D: Oh, well, I’m afraid of what the…that’s where I’m really afraid. I would like to criticize Islam much more than I do publicly, but I’m afraid for my life if I do.

HH: Well, that’s candid.

LO’D: Mormons are the nicest people in the world. They’re not going to ever…

HH: So you can be bigoted towards Mormons, because they’ll just send you a strudel.

LO’D: They’ll never take a shot at me. Those other people, I’m not going to say a word about them.

HH: They’ll send you a strudel. The Mormons will bake you a cake and be nice to you.

LO’D: I agree.

HH: Lawrence O’Donnell, I appreciate your candor.

This tells all of us a lot about Mr. O’Donnell and perhaps about his fellows among the left-of-center MSM. I am sure we haven’t seen the last of this — far from it — but maybe the denunciations will be sufficiently swift and significant that we can at least keep such vile attacks down at a dull roar.


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