Todd Starnes of Fox News tries his damnedest to dredge up faux controversy over the Rock Beyond Belief event at Ft. Bragg. Justin Griffith, the force behind the festival, has the full transcript of the interview he did with Starnes, which shows how he hacked it up dishonestly.
The “controversy” is over a song by Aiden, a band that is playing at the event. They have a video that shows video of churches burning, but the song is actually about adherents of the various religions burning down each other’s churches, mosques and synagogues. ZOMG! Atheist band wants to burn down churches! False. Absolutely false. And they have naughty lyrics in some of their songs! *clutches pearls and feigns outrage*And as Justin points out, and pointed out in his interview with Starnes, Aiden agreed in advance to play a family-friendly show, as did all of the acts. Nothing you can’t say on the radio, that’s the rule. Everyone has agreed to that voluntarily. And that should have been the whole article. The headline should have said Atheist Festival to Be Family Friendly Event. But that would be honest and accurate, something that only happens at Fox News by accident. And this piece was no accident; it was an intentional hit piece by a dishonest reporter.