Rev. Franklin Graham, Birther?

Saturday, April 23, 2011


In an interview with ABC News Rev. Franklin Graham tells Christiane Amanpour:

“Donald Trump, when I first saw that he was getting in, I thought, well, this has got to be a joke. But the more you listen to him, the more you say to yourself, you know, maybe this guy’s right.”

Of course, if Amanpour was worth her weight, her follow up question should’ve been:

“Right about what? President Obama’s citizenship?”

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11 Responses to Rev. Franklin Graham, Birther?

  1. Brigadoon says:

    Excellent catch. Amanpour was off her game here.

  2. Jude says:

    This comes as no surprise. A few months ago, Graham said words to the effect that “Obama’s problem is that he was born a Muslim,” then he went on to expound about “Muslim seed” and other nonsense.

  3. Sally in MI says:

    Franklin Graham’s ‘charity’ should be shut down. The money goes to him, not to help people. I’ve started asking the beggars who call me for money, admitting they are paid callers, how much of the charity’s income goes to admin costs. If they can’t tell me, or it’s more than 25%, they aren’t getting any of my money.
    And Graham appears to not have a brain in that head of his. First he connects with Governor Palin when she is finally called out by Alaskans for the starving native people while she was in charge. He arrived for prayer and she bought cookies. Wow. Such empathy. Then he hooks up with her again for her photo op to Haiti. I used to respect his dad, but not this one.

  4. ahsanpdaredia says:

    There’s been speculation that Obama is purposely not showing his birth certificate because he wants these nutjob birthers to make a bigger splash and a few months before the election, BAM birth certificate! It could be a power play to help Obama in 2012…just a thought.

    P.S: This has to be a front right? Do these people actually think he isn’t a citizen when there’s clear evidence his mother was an American? *sigh*…

  5. while there is plenty to criticize (and thrash) obama about – this one is ridiculous – but since this country has morphed into a giant episode of As the World Turns – what better way to entertain the masses (soma from Brave New World) – then keep up the soap opera – after all budget talk and deficit reduction and job creation and a whole slew of other real problems is borrrriinnnngggggg.. Birth certificates – now that is a ratings generator, hence a good scorecard for the CNN sales dept to go to P&G or Dunkin Donuts and say — look how many people we have watching – now buy ad space.

    obama is SO weak and so ineffective if the republicans had half a brain – all they had to do was put up a normal candidate who isnt insane or a birther or teabagger or some other rightwing shithead and they would walk away with the next election.

    so that is the quandry – get a boring guy that could win but will have problems winning because he wont get media attention – or get a media whore with nutty ideas (Trump, Palin, Batshit Bachmann or Gingrich) who will scare the the middle of the road folks (who dont like Obama) straight into Obama’s side.

    this country is a complete mess due to the media and the rise of cable “news” (which isnt news but just repackaged episodes of Fear Factor). Franklin Graham is just another douchebag who thinks god has given him the answers. Graham and any of his ilk are just Elmer Gantry or Aimee Semple McPherson in the instant-byte age. His words mean nothing – nothing compared to the validity and power Fox gives potential candidates like Trump and Palin.

  6. Walk on Socks says:

    Obama was born in Honolulu, HI. I know Hawaii’s statehood is in question to certain eastern, media elites like Cokie Roberts, Hawaii is our 50th state.

    This birther nonsense is a distraction from Obama’s numerous policy failures and poor decisions. Like Libya.

    It seems and I hate to stereotype, but it seems the less education people have, the more they’re given to flights of fancy like Birtherism. But, Graham 2.0 presumably attended theology school. He should have developed better critical thinking skills.

  7. Peace Nick says:

    Christiane Amanpour had an opening to nail Franklin Graham and she dropped the ball.

    Maybe she was afraid of him because he comes from a prominent American Christian family? I always thought she was sharper. Guess not.

  8. VicoDANIEL says:

    ROFLMAO! What a dope!

    Am I the only one who thinks Rev. Franklin looks like he’s auditioning for Dumb and Dumber 2.0?

  9. Sayingwhatneedsaying says:

    Yes, good old Franklin Graham… son of Billy Graham, Nixon’s biggest supporter, as he sent 58,000 young Americans to die in the useless War in Viet Nam.

  10. Greg Brown says:

    Rev. Graham states “I believe every word of the Bible from cover to cover” and then proceeds to try and explain in rational terms when Christ returns… everyone will probably see him and that it probably be on ” Picture Cell phones” that in a matter that will relate to mans rational thinking. This is the same GOD that he claims is omnipotent and all powerful and in whom all things are possible.

    Then he questions if President Obama is really a Christian (even though he professes to be on) but will tell you in the same breath that former President is definitely a true Christian…the same George Bush who lied us into a Trillion dollar war in which 300,000 innocent Iraqi’s were killed and 5000 + US Soldiers.

    Then he proceeds on the Obama birther issue.

    The bottom line….this guy is a political Conservative Republican Hack.

  11. Pechanga says:

    Maybe Trump — who is a birther, can put Franklin Graham on the ticket to be his running mate? What a perfect duo they would be.

    The funny thing is, I bet millions of sheeple would vote for them.

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