So they finally have to grapple with their inquisition of scholar Reza Aslan because he is a Muslim writing about Jesus in his new book Zealot. How do they air the debate? By getting wingnut Brent Bozell on to pile on. No one is there to present Aslan’s argument; the Foxbot interviewer doesn’t even raise a defense of the author as a means to facilitate a discussion. Criticism of the interview is explained by Muslim super-sensitivity. There is absolutely no intent to explore the issue in a balanced or even faintly open way.
It’s just, well, disturbing, divisive, anti-intellectual propaganda. But for Roger Ailes, all those features are a plus.