ABC Family shows Pat Robertson’s “The 700 Club.” Ask them to kick it off the air.
Media Matters has asked ABC Family to discontinue “The 700 Club” broadcasts on the heels of Robertson’s 8/22/05 call for the assassination of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.
Why stop there? Write letters to the editor, call your news channels, throw a fit about the outrageous conduct of America’s own homegrown religious extremist terrorists.
This just in: Robertson: I Was Misintrepeted
From the CBS story:
"I didn't say assassination," Robertson continued. "I said our special forces should take him out. Take him out can be a number of things including kidnapping. There are a number of ways to take out a dictator from power besides killing him. I was misinterpreted."
Sure, have our special forces take him (Chavez) out. To dinner. And maybe dancing.
Then wrap up the evening by kidnapping him.
Does Robertson think this explanation makes things better? If this is how stupid he is, then how stupid are the people who send him money?
One other thing - from Robertson's own mouth on the 8/22/05 broadcast of "The 700 Club:"
"If he thinks we're trying to assassinate him, I think we really ought to go ahead and do it. It's a whole lot cheaper than starting a war. … We have the ability to take him out and I think the time has come that we exercise that ability."