Washington Post Mischaracterizes Quote to Smear Marco Rubio
It is a surprise to no one that the left will do everything they can to attack and destroy one of the greater threats to their stranglehold on the minority vote: Marco Rubio.
Rubio recently spoke to GQ about a range of topics including what his favorite rap songs are.
When they asked him about the age of the Earth, he responded:
I can tell you what recorded history says, I can tell you what the Bible says, but I think that’s a dispute amongst theologians and I think it has nothing to do with the gross domestic product or economic growth of the United States. I think the age of the universe has zero to do with how our economy is going to grow.
But that’s not what you’ll hear out of the Washington Post:
Marco Rubio: Earth's age is "one of the great mysteries" / Scientists: Earth is about 4.5 billion years old http://t.co/CA6emtgt
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) November 19, 2012
In point of fact, he was specifically talking about the Biblical narrative that the world was created in 7 days, NOT what the actual age of the Earth is:
“I think parents should be able to teach their kids what their faith says, what science says. Whether the Earth was created in 7 days, or 7 actual eras, I’m not sure we’ll ever be able to answer that. It’s one of the great mysteries.”
By applying this comment which has to do with how the Earth was created to the age of the Earth, the Washington Post’s sleight of hand serves to delight it’s half-witted liberal readers by approving their stereotype of religious conservatives.
The narrative gets taken up by noted leftist moron Matt Yglesias who further embellishes it:
Marco Rubio says age of the planet earth is “a dispute amongst theologians” http://t.co/wNM65ZbA
— Matt Yglesias (@mattyglesias) November 19, 2012
And this is repeated ad nauseum by the nauseating left.
Of course Marco Rubio is stupid for defending someone’s right to teach their children their religious beliefs. Meanwhile, we just elected a president who can’t do eighth grade math…