When an audience member Friday morning pointed out that her speech “could have been ghost-written by Bill Moyers and aired on PBS,” and asked how she could have credibility among Fox News-watching conservative Christians, Robinson said, to audience applause: “I don't recognize any other obligation than to say what is true.”
That sounds a little Pharasaical itself. One could infer from it that "I'm always right and I never lie." We are obligated to say what we think is the truth. We have to be careful not to think that everything we say is the truth.
But I think she is right about the climate a fear, though for me it is the ongoing whining about technological change or hypothetical environmental disaster. As for the Great recession and the lukewarm recovery, it's easy for her to pooh-pooh those who have become fearful about their economic future: She's got a good income.
Another viewpoint: Why Marilynne Robinson, Narrative Calvinist, Doesn't Fear Fox News.
My question would be: Why would she fear Fox News in the first place? I don't. I don't fear CNN or MSNBC, either.
Regarding Fox, case in point, from Glenn Reynolds: ANOTHER ONE DOWN.
Post bumped again.