Mike Gallagher

The words came dripping out of Bill Maher's mouth on CNN's Larry King Live. He was mocking the question that Saddleback Pastor Rick Warren asked Barack Obama and John McCain about the presence of evil in a terrorist-filled world. In fact, after Maher said the word evil, he sort of snickered, as if this pseudo-intellectual jerk who was canned from ABC for praising the 9/11 terrorists and condemning our military couldn't even believe he was wasting his time on such a nonsensical concept as the struggle between good and evil.

And so it goes during another night of prime time national TV coverage of this remarkable campaign season.

It was another full hour of bashing John McCain, George W. Bush, Ronald Reagan, conservatism, Christians, and any organized religion on the showcase chat program on CNN.

The week before, Larry King featured Jerome Corsi, the author of the #1 bestselling book in America, "The Obama Nation", the book that delivers a side of Sen. Obama he and his followers definitely don't want us to see.

Did Dr. Corsi receive a full hour of uninterrupted airtime like that disgraceful little man, Bill Maher?

Not on your life. CNN's classy move was to have some toady from "Media Matters", the George Soros-funded anti-conservative website, alongside Corsi to badger, interrupt, challenge and basically try and shout down everything Corsi had to say.

Larry King and his producers ought to go back to school and learn what fair and balanced really means.

For Barack Obama supporters, the stakes are high. Their candidate just had his clock cleaned by McCain at the Saddleback Church forum. Anyone who bothered to watch saw a seismic difference between the two candidates, a true display of wisdom, warmth, experience and moral clarity versus a waffling, Oprah-esque lightweight who seemed positively lost without his trusty TelePrompTer.

Following Obama's disastrous appearance at Rick Warren's church, the Obama machine (i.e. mainstream media) had to leap into action. Step one: virtually ignore the substance of what the two men said and, if bothering to cover the event at all, glom onto some idiotic non-issue like whether or not Sen. McCain was actually in a "cone of silence (surely this was the first ever attempt at a serious debate over a "Get Smart" reference)."


Step two: Dispatch the pit bull dogs of the radical left like Bill Maher to prime time TV shows like Larry King Live and make sure they get at least an hour of uninterrupted, unchallenged airtime in order to desperately prop up Sen. Obama and smear anything or anybody who would be willing to come within a thousand miles of a Republican.

Double check.

Mike Gallagher

Mike Gallagher is a nationally syndicated radio host, Fox News Channel contributor and guest host and author of 50 Things Liberals Love to Hate.