NYT: Fox News Interview of Author Boosts “Zealot”
In today’s NYT, business section, there is a rundown of the Fox News interview of Zealot author Reza Aslan, which went viral over the weekend. There is one paragraph I’ll single out that we can all ponder closely for its deep insight into the wingnut mind:
An investigation of the historical Jesus, “Zealot” has been praised by many reviewers since its publication on July 16. In a review in Tablet magazine, Adam Kirsch called “Zealot” a “coherent and often convincing portrait of who Jesus was and what he wanted.”
But some conservative critics have suggested that the book is not a work of scholarship, but merely “an educated Muslim’s opinions about Jesus and the ancient Near East,” as John S. Dickerson, an opinion columnist, wrote on foxnews.com last week.
So, an “opinion” columnist at foxnews.com takes issue with a book being someone’s “opinion.” You can’t make this stuff up.