After listening to “a series of attacks from liberal media outlets” against their religion correspondent Lauren Green for her interview with author Reza Aslan, Fox News invited Brent Bozell, president of the Media Research Center, to discuss the controversy Wednesday. He vigorously defended the Fox News correspondent.
Last week, Green seemed to inadvertently paint herself into a rhetorical corner while trying to pin down Aslan on the question of his Muslim faith and his motives in writing his new book, “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth.”
The subsequent 10-minute video went viral, and helped propel “Zealot” up the bestseller lists.
“I’ll be the first one to stand up and applaud Lauren Green for the question she asked,” Bozell said. “It was the exact, correct question that needed to be asked.”
Bozell argued that as a Muslim writing a book about Jesus, Aslan was by definition biased, and therefore guilty of “aloof arrogance” in failing to respond to Green’s questioning.