The American News Project‘s Harry Hanbury reports (10/1/08) that “by now millions of Americans have seen the video clips where [GOP Vice Presidential candidate Sarah] Palin… prays the Iraq war will be revealed as a task from God.” The ANP video even shows Palin praying “that our… national leaders, are sending them [occupation soldiers] out on a task that is from God–that’s we have to make sure that we’re praying for–that there is a plan and that that plan is God’s plan.” But, as the Real News Network subhead notes: “Would biblical prophecies influence Palin’s foreign policy positions? Nobody’s asking her so far.” RNN continues in this decidedly non-corporate vein:
Does Sarah Palin… believe true Christians will be whisked up to heaven sometime in the near future? Does she expect Jesus to come back to earth in our lifetimes and battle the armies of Satan? Would biblical prophecies about Armageddon influence her foreign policy positions on Israel and Russia? These are urgent questions the media have failed to ask. According to Chip Berlet, a leading expert on the Christian right, mainstream reporters tend to view apocalyptic fundamentalists as a “silly little side show” in American political life, when, in fact, one of their own may soon be a heartbeat away from the most powerful office in the world.
See the FAIR Media Advisory: Media Hold McCain, Obama to Different Standards (3/14/08)