MSNBC host Ed Schultz had some harsh words for Fox News and televangelist Pat Robertson on Tuesday night. During his Psychotalk segment, Schultz discussed recent comments Robertson made in response to Saturday Night Live's skit about Tim Tebow.
During the SNL skit, Jesus, played by Jason Sudeikis, visited Tebow and the Denver Broncos in the team's locker room after their thrilling win against the Chicago Bears. Schultz described the skit as "poking fun" at Tebow.
Robertson responded to the skit on his Christian Broadcast Network show, "The 700 Club." Robertson said that the skit is an example of "the anti-Christian bigotry in this country that’s just disgusting.” He added, "If this had been a Muslim country and they had Mohammad doing that stuff, you would have found bombs being thrown off and bodies on the street. But we think it's ok," Robertson said.
"Well, we do think it's ok because we have this thing called the first amendment which gives us freedom of speech and religion," Schultz said. "There's no widespread anti-Christian bigotry in this country, except for the one manufactured by Fox News."
Schultz added that, according to him, Robertson was "one of the biggest defenders" of what he called the "significant anti-Muslim bigotry" in the United States.
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