So by now you’ve probably heard that Jerry Falwell has died. What I’m going to be looking for over the next couple of days is what others are going to be saying, and what that says about them. Let’s start with Senator McCain:
“Dr. Falwell was a man of distinguished accomplishment who devoted his life to serving his faith and country.”
“Distinguished accomplishment”? Sure, if you consider being supremely talented as bigoted demagogue an accomplishment. As far as his service is concerned, I’d estimate that it was mostly of the self-serving variety. It certainly wasn’t for anyone who disagreed with his narrow-minded anti-intellectual stance on almost anything of importance these days.
Of course, people like the Senator will be quoted in various media outlets. What about you? Why not send an I-Report to CNN to share your thoughts on Falwell’s passing? As the CNN page says: “The Rev. Jerry Falwell has died at the age of 73. What are your memories of him? What do you think his legacy will be? Send us your thoughts, photos and videos. ”
Yeah. Why not?