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Wolf Blitzer Asks Tornado-Surviving Atheist if She Thanked the Lord: VIDEO

Blitzer

Awkward.

Saved by the polite survivor: “We are here and you know, I don’t blame anybody for thanking the lord.”

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. I turned the channel with Blitzie asked the mayor of Moore "what is the saddest thing you've seen today?" SERIOUSLY? The mayor handled it quite well by completely dodging the question.

    Posted by: Bill O | May 22, 2013 1:26:07 PM


  2. I turned the channel with Blitzie asked the mayor of Moore "what is the saddest thing you've seen today?" SERIOUSLY? The mayor handled it quite well by completely dodging the question.

    Posted by: Bill O | May 22, 2013 1:26:07 PM


  3. Someone needs to do a follow up to see how the town views/treats her after this, I feel the nose snobbing and hate will start very soon.

    Posted by: Johny | May 22, 2013 1:46:59 PM


  4. He is a clown and she is a gem

    Posted by: gomez | May 22, 2013 1:50:27 PM


  5. I get very frustrated by the stupidity of all the "Prayers to the survivors of (insert disaster). If prayer is so effecective pray that God reverses the clock and bring all the dead victims back, grow back te limbs of the maimed or at least ask for the cessation of all natural disasters in the future. I wil pray for so and so is such a hallow response to the death of someone, it's completely meaningless. God has never and will never solve a problem for us. We must evaluate the problem and fix it ourselves.

    I have never been pretentious enough to eliminate all possibility of a creator of the Universe but I am willing to bet my everlasting soul that their is no active participatory creator in the activities on earth.

    Posted by: Jason B. | May 22, 2013 1:59:51 PM


  6. Blitzer and CNN embody the lowest form of pandering.

    As a frequent blogger on other sites says, we are no longer a serious people. At least our media aren't.

    Posted by: Mort | May 22, 2013 2:04:13 PM


  7. "prayer" is a funny thing in that it's done differently by different "types", and indeed in different denominations.

    i was raised in the humanist, progressive non-dogmatic united church of canada.

    prayer and meditation were likened to be the same thing. what were we encouraged to pray for? for the strength to go out into the world and make our own Good happen.

    don't pray that they get helped. pray for the strength to get off your butt and go out and help. werk.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | May 22, 2013 2:05:09 PM


  8. It has always seemed odd to me that people thank they Lord that their lives were spared, as if He made a choice between them and the repugnant sinner and her baby that he allowed the tornado to kill.

    Posted by: David Hearne | May 22, 2013 2:08:44 PM


  9. Why on Earth would you thank the lord for not stopping a murdurous tornado?

    Posted by: Ken | May 22, 2013 2:55:59 PM


  10. I wonder if Blitzer thanks the Lord that he continues to have a job as a broadcast "journalist"? It never ceases to amaze me that this buffoon keeps his job. But then CNN is in a race to the bottom to join Fox.

    Posted by: Bob R | May 22, 2013 3:13:09 PM


  11. far-right fundies insist that the tornados happened because of "the gays" and because of "not enough prayer"

    I happen to believe that the tornado happened because God's prayer lines were all tied up with self-loathing Christian homosexual men praying to develop a taste for poontang.

    incidentally, Oklahoma went Romney in every county. and wants FEMA done away with. And their legislators voted against aid to Sandy.

    so, give Oklahomans what the majority of them wanted, as per their votes for the GOP - no aid whatsoever.

    but feel free to pray.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | May 22, 2013 3:20:12 PM


  12. An atheist is always a fresh breath of air. She handled it so nicely.

    Posted by: desmond | May 22, 2013 4:39:07 PM


  13. Christians assuming we're all LORD BIBLE THUMPERS like they are.

    STOP SHOVING YOUR DAMN LORD DOWN OUR THROATS!

    Posted by: J.J | May 22, 2013 9:57:25 PM


  14. I'm SOOOO sick of religious people and cramming THEIR lifestyle choice on all of us. Thank the lord? WTF?!

    Posted by: Ionmusic | May 22, 2013 9:58:00 PM


  15. I actually always found CNN far more conservative than people claim. Their Easter Jesus coverage is seriously like watching the Christian Network channel. They have yearly documentaries made on the life of Jesus that they re air multiple times. But all that aside....CNN has had NOM members, and Family Research Council talking heads on their segments ANY TIME gay rights are even reported. Sometimes WITHOUT a pro gay voice to counter act their anti gay guest. I think the CNN heads are more religious and socially conservative than we like to believe they are

    Posted by: Duration & Convexity | May 22, 2013 10:01:00 PM


  16. Of course CNN is obnoxiously religious, and Churchy. No other network, including Faux News, has had Tony Perkins on as often as CNN does. Hence why I personally don't ever watch the network any longer.

    Posted by: Scott Johansen | May 22, 2013 10:02:02 PM


  17. My favorite is when Christians get very "Lord Jesus Lord Thank You!" when someone THEY know or they themselves were rescued from an unsettling situation that thousands of others perished from.

    How narcissistic can you be? Like a devastating shooting that occurred in Oregon and many were shot dead and this Christian lady gets on a microphone and said "I just thank the lord for saving MY life. Thank you lord. The lord was with me" Really? Really? The 'lord' was with YOU but not all the other innocent, sweet, gunned down children and parents who were killed?

    Religion has no logic. That's the thing with it.

    Posted by: Morton | May 22, 2013 10:06:35 PM


  18. love it. i thought this went badly or something based on the headlines but this woman wasn't awkward at all and neither was Wolf. i'm thankful they're there as well.

    Posted by: NE1 | May 22, 2013 11:15:21 PM


  19. Did he ask the mother of a child who died during this horrific disaster if she was thanking the Lord too?
    The same Lord that apparently saved this woman must, by logic, also be the same Lord that ripped Little Timmy and Little Susie to shreds, no?

    Posted by: Marc | May 23, 2013 4:55:12 AM


  20. What we've witnessed from Blitzer is just typical condescension by certain 'establishment' types directed at 'fly-Over' so-called bible-belt people. Lady did a nice job. Wolf got politely owned.

    Posted by: ratbastard | May 23, 2013 8:18:20 AM


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