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Mar 26 2013

Bryan Fischer Award Nominee: Pat Robertson

Okay, I may have to rename the Bryan Fischer Award after Pat Robertson. It will be pretty much impossible to top a video of Robertson telling his followers to beware of “scamsters in religious garb quoting the Bible, I mean run from them.” You can’t make this shit up.

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  1. 1
    kantalope

    My favorite Pat Robertson, I caught channel surfing one night. Pat had an economist on and Pat was complaining that poor people did not support republicans. And you want to know why? It was because poor people did not invest in the stock market!

    Oh Pat. You so silly.

  2. 2
    John Pieret

    It was because poor people did not invest in the stock market!

    Silly people investing in luxuries like food, clothing and shelter!

  3. 3
    jason the cripple

    I actually laughed out loud at that video.

  4. 4
    Gregory in Seattle

    Damn it, there goes another irony meter shot all to hell.

  5. 5
    blf

    [B]eware of “scamsters in religious garb quoting the Bible, I mean run from them.”

    You mean Pat Robandscam actually told the truth for once?!

  6. 6
    grumpyoldfart

    His children and grandchildren must be so pissed off. If he keeps talking like that, their inheritance will grow smaller and smaller.

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    tbp1

    I don’t know if it’s staggering hypocrisy, a stunning lack of self-awareness, a grotesque contempt for his audience, or some combination thereof, but this was really pretty incredible, even for Pat Robertson.

    It’s right up there with John Hagee’s recent denunciation of the sin of gluttony.

  8. 8
    d.c.wilson

    Technically, a business suit isn’t “religious garb”, so Crazy Uncle Pat surely didn’t mean himself.

  9. 9
    Sastra

    I’m wondering about the context of Robertson’s remark. Could he have been specifically referring to commercial scamsters? Miracle diet pills, amazing health cures, divine investment opportunities, pyramid schemes and products and businesses supposedly more reliable because they’re “based on the Bible” and run by fellow Christians “whom you can trust?”

    If so, Robertson’s still pretty clueless but maybe not quite so off-the-mark. Or has he been selling actual packages of Miracle Snake Oil too (as opposed to only the metaphorical kind?)

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    Moggie

    Sastra, how can you have forgotten that Pat Robertson claimed to be able to leg-press 2,000 lb, thanks to a miraculous “Age-Defying energy shake” he was selling? I don’t think he was claiming actual biblical support for a protein drink, but he was certainly trading on his Jebus-related trustworthiness.

  11. 11
    Doug Little

    Pat Robertson claimed to be able to leg-press 2,000 lb

    I don’t know if he had any help from his little friend Jesus but my bet is he had plenty of help from Newton’s Laws.

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    cheesynougats

    I don’t see what’s funny about this. Robertson is giving good advice: you can’t trust someone just because they’re part of your ingroup. Basic skeptical thinking.

    Oh wait, he didn’t mean to include himself among those not to trust?

  13. 13
    zmidponk

    Ed, you really should put some health warnings on your posts. I just laughed so hard, I nearly ruptured something.

  14. 14
    eoraptor

    I propose a new acronym along the lines of NSFW: NSFIM — meaning not safe for irony meters.

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    corporal klinger

    There is a perfect word for that in german – Realsatire.

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