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Extremist Religious Figure Calls For Killing Of Elected Leader

Extremist Religious Figure Calls For Killing Of Elected Leader

The headline says it all, and its not a radical Islamist calling for the death of a U.S. president, its Pat Robertson remarking that the U.S. should murder Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, saying Monday on his ‘700 Club’ program: “If he thinks we’re trying to assassinate him, I think that we really ought to go ahead and do it…it’s a whole lot cheaper than starting a war.”

What I want to know is, if the FCC can come down hard on the companies that broadcast Howard Stern or the live flash of Janet Jackson’s breast, shouldn’t those who broadcast Robertson’s program be held equally accountable? (In this case its Disney-owned ABC Family that airs the CBN program — gee, and Disney thought it had a problem with Michael Moore…)

Or is the whole thing just cooked up to distract us from focusing on the situation in Iraq…

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