Regent University’s Delusional Promotional Video

Regent University’s Delusional Promotional Video May 6, 2012

Regent University School of Law has a promotional video out that it’s simply astounding to watch. It starts — I shit you not — with Pat Robertson comparing the school to Oxford and the Sorbonne. Without a hint of irony. It includes Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, a Regent graduate, offering up a fake quote from George Washington:

It is impossible to govern the world without God and the Bible.

McDonnell says he’s “never forgotten” the lesson of that non-existent statement. And you might wanna put the irony meters for this one. The law school now has a “Center for Global Justice” to “advocate on behalf of oppressed people around the globe.” Really? Maybe you could explain that to your founder, who has been in business with and defended brutal dictators like Charles Taylor of Liberia, Mobutu Sese Seko in the Congo, and Rios Montt in Guatemala. Robertson has made gobs of money in gold and diamond mines by climbing into bed with these thugs as they tortured and killed their people routinely. Global justice indeed.

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  • Michael Heath

    Does anyone here know who those beat reporters who cover Virginia’s governor are so we can forward this blog post to them?

  • Ze Madmax

    Charles Johnson? Do you mean Charles Taylor , or is Robertson involved with another Liberian warlord?

  • slc1

    Re Michael Heath @ #1

    Heath has to be kidding. The lamestream media in this area has treated scumbag McDonnell with kid gloves, including the “liberal” Washington Post (that’s a laugh). Of course, McDonnell has the good fortune to have Koo Koo Ken Cuccinelli as attorney general, in comparison to whom he appears as almost sane.

  • slc1

    Re Ze Madmax @ #2

    That’s the second time Mr. Brayton has made this mistake.

  • raven

    It is impossible to govern the world without God and the Bible.

    Not only is this a fake quote, it is obviously wrong.

    Only 28% of the world is xian. The rest are a variety of different religions or no religion at all. They manage to govern themselves. Some better than others of course and some of the more dysfunctional countries are…xian in Africa and South America.

  • Michael Heath

    slc1 writes:

    Heath has to be kidding. The lamestream media in this area has treated scumbag McDonnell with kid gloves, including the “liberal” Washington Post (that’s a laugh).

    I’m not kidding though I’m ignorant of the quality of journalism covering the VA governor beat. And while I’m cognizant the WaPo editorial desk presents a neoconservative zionist worldview and attendant arguments since they hired Fred Hiatt, I was not aware this dishonest bias had reached the straight news departments of the WaPo, including the state beat office.

    And while your observation may be true, I’m not convinced since it comes off as a shallow emotional reaction rather than a measured conclusion of the actual population. Especially since the national news beat has been fed ample stories about the type of fascist politics employed by both the current VA gov. and AG. These two are not operating covertly, all well-informed Americans know their gig which is what motivates me to ask which beat reporter we should forward this blog post.

  • slc1

    Re Michael Heath @ #6

    The problem is that McDonnell looks like a moderate Rethuglican compared to Cuccinelli, who is certifiable (Cuccinelli was one of the crazies during his sojourn in the Virginia legislature, along with his pal William Marshall, a certifiable Christofascist). McDonnell has been generally careful to avoid commenting on Cuccinelli’s nonsense, realizing that supporting the AG would jeopardize any ambitions on national office he might have.

  • slc1

    Re Michael Heath @ #6

    Just for the information of Heath, the Washington Post’s reporting consists mainly of the same he said, she said as the rest of the lamestream media. The only exception was the recent brouhaha over the use of invasive medical procedures for women seeking abortions on which the Post dishonestly characterized McDonnell’s strategic retreat as a cave in to the criticism. The only retreat by the governor was to remove the requirement for the invasive procedure. Women still have to undergo external ultrasound procedures.

  • KG

    Charles Johnson? Do you mean Charles Taylor , or is Robertson involved with another Liberian warlord? – Ze Madmax

    There is another one-time Liberian warlord, now Senior Senator for Nimba county, Prince Yormie Johnson. At one time a subordinate of Charles Taylor, he later struck out on his own. His troops kidnapped yet another Liberian warlord, and one-time dictator, Samuel Doe, whose torture and execution while in their custody were viodeotaped, and broadcast round the world – a world first, AFAIK. Which of these scumbags Robertson was in bed with, I don’t know. Quite possibly all of them.

    The current (freely elected) President of Liberia is the Nobel Peace Laureate Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. She originally supported Taylor’s rebellion against Doe, but later broke with him.

  • Err, yeah. Charles Taylor. And yes, that is the second time I’ve made that mistake. I have no idea why that got stuck in my head.

  • matthewgreenberg

    i wonder if their grads think that becoming a lawyer is a calling?

  • edmundog

    “I’ve attended Harvard, Yale, MIT, Oxford, the Sorbonne, the Louvre…”

    – Lionel Hutz

  • tuibguy

    The defense attorney said “I believe that the law is used to create order in society.”

    I wouldn’t want that guy to be my lawyer. I would want someone who thinks that the law has been used too much to “create order.”

    I would want someone who reads Radley Balko and not St. Paul.

  • slc1

    Re Michael Heath @ #6

    And while I’m cognizant the WaPo editorial desk presents a neoconservative zionist worldview and attendant arguments since they hired Fred Hiatt,

    A zionist worldview? It is true that the Washington Post has generally been supportive of the State of Israel, as have other newspapers in the US. As a matter of fact, the Miami Herald, under Jack Knight and the LA Times under Otis Chandler (neither of whom were of the Jewish persuasion or born again Christians) were a lot more pro-Israel in their day then were/are the Post and the New York Times.

    I assume that Heath is referring to the once a week appearance of Charles Krauthammer in the oped section. Krauthammer is an unabashed Israel uber alles supporter who, if President Obama took my advice and attacked Iran with a half dozen 15 megaton bombs, would in his next column criticize the latter for not attacking with an even dozen such weapons. However, none of their other oped writers are even remotely in Krauthammer’s league.

  • Michael Heath

    slc1 writes:

    I assume that Heath is referring to the once a week appearance of Charles Krauthammer in the oped section. [my pointing out the WaPo’s opinion section predominately promotes neoconservatism and zionism.]

    No, which was obvious before you asked because I specifically referenced Fred Hiatt as the person driving that truck. He being the editorial page editor. Mr. Krauthammer is only one individual and therfore by definition couldn’t drive the bias of a large paper opinion section, where lots of other arguments beyond his are presented, like other WaPo columnists – Jennifer Rubin and Marc Thiessen, along with many guest columns.

  • slc1

    Re Michael Heath @ #15

    Jennifer Rubin generally doesn’t appear on the oped page with a full length column. Marc Thiessen is certainly a neocon and a fascist goat fucker to boot but I hadn’t noticed that he’s particularly an extreme Zionist supporter like Rubin and Krauthammer.

    Of course, Heath appears to be of the opinion that anyone who says anything positive about the State of Israel is an extreme Zionist supporter.

  • slc1, I used to have extreme Zionist supporters, but I stopped wearing them after I passed by a mirror and noticed how high up they raised my Zionists.

  • Chris from Europe

    […] is the Nobel Peace Laureate Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

    Do they actually vet the people they give awards to?

  • Michael Heath

    slc1 writes:

    Heath appears to be of the opinion that anyone who says anything positive about the State of Israel is an extreme Zionist supporter.

    I didn’t know I was an extreme Zionist supporter. I think your need to recalibrate your meter.

  • slc1

    Re Michael Heath @ #19

    If Heath has ever said anything positive about the State of Israel, it has escaped my notice. Unlike Mr. Lancelot on global warming, I am amenable to altering my position if presented with positive evidence.

    However, here’s something for Heath to consider. Any cities in Muslime countries on the list. I thought not.

    http://www.jpost.com/LifeStyle/Article.aspx?id=253121

  • dingojack

    (Michael – don’t forget how much SLC dilikes Ronald Reagan!)

    [Pops popcorn. Gets comfortable on the sofa]

    🙂 Dingo

  • d cwilson

    @Michael Heath and SLC1:

    If you guys think our “Librul Media” has been ignoring McDonnell’s antics, try living in Pennsylvania under Tom “Just look away, ladies” Corbett. His agenda is virtually identical to McDonnell’s, except he hasn’t given up on the transvaginal probe yet, but when was the last time anyone in the national “librul” media paid any attention to him?

  • Michael Heath

    d cwilson writes:

    If you guys think our “Librul Media” has been ignoring McDonnell’s antics . . .

    I don’t, slc1 alone asserted that, I instead explicitly pointed out the opposite is in fact obviously true. “Obvious” since Gov. McConnell is periodically on the mainstream Sunday talk shows which still drive whose voices are considered; not just beyond those shows but to other media outlets which start covering those shows within minutes of their shows ending and for days after that. Obviously other voices are also considered even without such exposure, but all periodically appearing guests on these shows enjoy a national bully pulpit.

    d cwilson writes:

    If you guys think our “Librul Media” has been ignoring McDonnell’s antics, try living in Pennsylvania under Tom “Just look away, ladies” Corbett. His agenda is virtually identical to McDonnell’s, except he hasn’t given up on the transvaginal probe yet, but when was the last time anyone in the national “librul” media paid any attention to him?

    I have not encountered any news regarding Gov. Corbett, so thanks for the heads-up. Usually I find these stories by way of reading Andrew Sullivan, Ed, and skimming the Huffington Post for stories (I also skim the Drudge Report). But I don’t recall his views being reported sufficiently enough to catch my eye.

  • Skip White

    For an idea of the mindset regarding anything political, or, hell, having nothing to do with politics, in/around Harrisburg, PA, one needs only look at the online comments on any given article from the Patriot-News. Essentially, Obama is the antichrist, but most people don’t like Corbett either.

  • d cwilson

    @Skip White:

    As a Harrisburg resident, I avoid the comments section at pennlive.com (The Harrisburg Patriot’s parent website) every bit as much I avoid the comments on Yahoo. It’s a cesspool of trolling. Your description is pretty accurate: Obama is the antichrist. So is Corbett. About the only person less popular in that forum is Mayor Linda Thompson.

    Probably the reason why both Obama and Corbett are hated there so much is because Dauphin is a swing county. People here are pretty split and can be real assholes about it. It’s even worse when the Eagles play the Steelers.

  • d cwilson

    Michael Heath:

    But I don’t recall his views being reported sufficiently enough to catch my eye.

    Exactly my point. Corbett has managed to avoid the spotlight of the national media. O’Donnell is clearly angling for the VP slot which has put his antics under a stronger microscope.

  • John Hinkle

    d cwilson:

    …is because Dauphin is a swing county.

    Do the people there leave their car keys in a punch bowl by the door when they go to vote?