Media,  Religion

Fox News’s questionable statistic

Because Fox News regularly accuses the Obama administration (with no evidence) of manipulating employment statistics to make the economy look better than it is, it’s only fair to raise doubts about a statistic cited by one of Fox’s resident dingbats Eric Bolling.

Responding to Obama’s remarks at a prayer breakfast, where the president cited the Crusades and the Inquisition to show that religious violence historically has not been exclusively Islamic, Bolling said:

“Reports say radical Muslim jihadists killed thousands of people in the past few months alone. And yet when you take Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, whatever, their combined killings in the name of religion––well, that would be zero.”

Um, no, Eric. Not even in this century.

Update: I hope everyone who has jumped down Obama’s throat for some of the things he said at the National Prayer Breakfast has taken the time to hear his complete remarks

And remember: he was speaking as a Christian to a multi-faith gathering.