Dick Durbin, Fox host duel over ‘God’

Dick Durbin, Fox host duel over ‘God’

By MACKENZIE WEINGER | 9/4/12 6:51 PM EDT

Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin on Tuesday slammed Fox News’s coverage of the Democratic Party platform for focusing on the removal of the words “God” and “Jerusalem,” saying that the network is “harping on a trifle” and trying to present a false narrative that Democrats are “godless people.”

Fox News’s Bret Baier kicked off the tense interview by asking the Illinois Democrat why the 2012 party platform dropped the word “God” from the document after including it in previous years.

“Well, I can just basically tell you if the narrative that is being presented on your station and through your channel and your network is that the Democrats are godless people, they ought to know better,” Durbin told Baier. “God is not a franchise of the Republican Party.” Continue reading “Dick Durbin, Fox host duel over ‘God’”