Quick Question

First of all, why was Rick Santorum given a platform to say this on Meet the Press?

Sharia law means women have to have head coverings, have no rights — and you don’t hear the President say a word about Sharia. You haven’t heard him condemn Sharia law or radical Islam.

More importantly -- why is Rick Santorum even on Meet the Press?

In case David Gregory wasn't aware, the disgraced former Senator is now writing for World Net Daily. And in case you weren't aware, World Net Daily is the biggest conspiracy-hosting nuthouse this side of Alex Jones' Infowars. A virtual one-stop-shop for batshittery.

From the Southern Poverty Law Center's latest report on World Net Daily

WND’s point of view is best described as a cross between the now-defunct supermarket tabloid Weekly World News, which was famous for reporting on Elvis sightings, and The New American, a monthly magazine published by the far-right, conspiracist John Birch Society. In its 15 years online, it has introduced readers to a smorgasbord of bizarre ideas, specializing in anti-gay, anti-Muslim, and anti-liberal propaganda; antigovernment conspiracy theories; and end-times prophecy.

It featured a six-part series claiming (falsely) that soybean consumption causes homosexuality and promoted Scott Lively’s vile opus The Pink Swastika, which says that gays were behind the Holocaust. It has identified the first “leftist” as Satan, and declared that Muslims have a “20-point plan for conquering the United States by 2020.” It has warned of secret plans to create a North American Union, advised readers to invest all their assets in gold, and promoted myriad, if conflicting, theories about when and how the world will end.

Its most enduring claim, by far, is that President Obama is constitutionally ineligible to serve as president because he supposedly is not a “natural-born” U.S. citizen.

Is David Gregory unaware of Santorum's affiliations, or does he really believe Santorum's viewpoint should be treated as equal?

I hate to remind you, but Santorum was not that far away from becoming the Republican nominee for president during this past election cycle.

  • incredulous72

    “First of all, why was Rick Santorum given a platform to say this on Meet the Press? More importantly — why is Rick Santorum even on Meet the Press?”

    Because David Gregory IS NOT a serious journalist.

    • D_C_Wilson

      Even better question:

      Why is David Gregory on Meet the Press?

  • Victor_the_Crab

    “Is David Gregory unaware of Santorum’s affiliations, or does he really believe Santorum’s viewpoint should be treated as equal?”

    I think David Gregory still has his name sewn on all his clothes in case he gets lost, he’s that unaware.

    • Nefercat

      It still hasn’t registered in Gregory’s sycophantic little mind that he isn’t going to be President Romney’s press secretary after all.

    • D_C_Wilson

      I think David Gregory is fully aware Santorums’s affiliations and he approves.

  • Robert

    He was also the candiate whose views most closely resembled Sharia law.

    • Victor_the_Crab

      Exactly! Talk about the crackpot calling the kettle bl-ahh.

      • Nefercat

        Oh, gosh, that is good! Congrats! :)

    • D_C_Wilson


    • incredulous72