OK, here’s the latest word on tonight’s show on atheists with Paula Zahn: there will be a different version of the previous report on ostracized atheists. Dawkins’ interview will be four minutes long. There will also be a panel with Niger Innis (a conservative Republican), Roland Martin (a religious commentator), and Christopher Hitchens (atheist pain-in-the-ass). Apparently, they searched the entire United States of America and couldn’t find a single atheist, so they had to import a couple from one of those godless foreign countries. You know, if they’d called me this morning I could have rushed off to the airport; when one is the only atheist in America, as I seem to be, one has to get used to making these emergency runs to meet demands to appear on a freakshow.
I guess this is standard operating procedure, with much last-minute juggling of the schedule, so you might tune in at 8pm EST tonight and discover that they thought 10 minutes of some guy playing the accordion would be more entertaining. Don’t be surprised, it could happen.