Fox News is Especially Incompetent When it Comes to Biblical Stuff in the News

For instance their preposterous essay implying the Miriam Ossuary sheds new light on the death of Jesus.  What sort of idiot trusts their ‘fair and balanced’ ignorance?

Rare inscriptions on a 2,000-year-old burial box may provide fresh insight to the death of Jesus Christ, researchers said.

No, they didn’t.  No one, no where, even implies such a thing unless it’s a feckless dilettante.  Yuval Goren certainly never even so much as hinted at such a claim.

Called an ossuary, the limestone box could reveal the home of Caiaphas, the high priest involved in the crucifixion of Jesus.

What?  Do the people at Fox just make things up???  How can an ossuary reveal a home???????

The Israel Antiquities Authority, which confiscated the ossuary from looters three years ago, passed it along to Prof. Yuval Goren of Tel Aviv University’s Department of Archaeology who led the authentication effort.  “Beyond any reasonable doubt, the inscription is authentic,” Goren said, after conducting a thorough examination of the limestone box, which boasts decorative rosettes in addition to the inscription.

Yes, the inscription is authentic and the ossuary is ancient.  But how does Fox, or anyone, leap from those two facts to claims about the thing revealing Caiphas’ home or the death of Jesus?  It just boggles the imagination.

Fox,  why don’t you read any of the links below.  Other than that I’ve nothing more to say except-  Here’s your Dilly- it’s grossly deserved.

Via Antonio.

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2 thoughts on “Fox News is Especially Incompetent When it Comes to Biblical Stuff in the News

  1. Bob Schillaci 31 Aug 2011 at 12:58 pm

    “Do the people at Fox just make things up???”

    Yes. Next question.

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  2. […] in a BAR article which Andie linked to, and the Miriam ossuary which appears to be authentic (although that doesn’t mean that Fox News is reporting about it accurately). Others have been damaged and would require time travel to ever visit them […]

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