COMMUNITIES DIGITAL NEWS – Which is more biased: Fox News or MSNBC?

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Mikey Weinstein is a Ronald Reagan Administration appointee and former Air Force Judge Advocate General. Most who know him probably aren’t aware of this, however. He heads the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, a prominent legal aid group which focuses on the separation of church and state for U.S. Armed Forces personnel. Due to his involvement, Weinstein has become a frequent target of Religious Right activists, including fundamentalist Christian stalwart Dr. James Dobson.

Criticism of the MRFF is often aired on Fox News Channel, with far less coverage offered to the Foundation’s sympathizers. Last month, while interviewing Dr. Dobson, a FNC host alleged that Weinstein and his group are atheists. Said allegation is not in line with the facts and prompted a legal warning from Weinstein’s law firm.

Weinstein tells me that “a very much financially-based attack” is coming from FNC. “They get big ratings when they do it and of course our foundation….we’re the number one monster to the Religious Right maniacs in this country. Focus on the Family, American Family Association, the American Center for Law and Justice, and certainly the Family Research Council, and then I’m sure they’re making millions upon millions of dollars by scaring people….My gosh, they formed a coalition of 23 or 24 such organizations called ‘The Coalition to Restore Religious Freedom’, which almost exactly copies our name, because I think they realize they’re making a lot of money on it, and ultimately they don’t like individuals that fight or organizations that fight the way we fight in the media and in court. They’re not used to that.

“This is not…..a fight for sissies, this is a full contact sport, and the way I’ve described it, it’s not like riding a unicorn through a cotton candy forest handing out lollipops to little forest animals who are singing in unison….This is bloodsport and you do not bring a knife to a gunfight, and this is not a problem issue or challenge that we’re fighting in this country today. This is a national security threat of the highest order.”

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