C.S. Lewis is just a children’s author. Who knew?

MSNBC is the gift that just keeps on giving. Via Cubachi

I don’t know if I should expect any better from ignoramuses from MSNBC, but this is supposedly a “respectable news organization” with shallow and arrogant individuals who only live to ridicule and belittle without thinking.

The latest bit of controversy, is Chris Matthews and his guest, Richard Wolffe who ridicule Sarah Palin for mentioning C.S. Lewis as one of her favorite authors, whom she seeks to get divine inspiration from.

Wolffe seems to think it is clever to mock Palin reading a “children’s author,” while disrespecting one of the greatest authors in literature. Yes, C.S. Lewis is most famous among the pop culture crowd with the movies and sudden ressurgance of The Chronicles of Narnia, which happens to be an allegorical tale of Jesus Christ, who became a human being, and gave His life to save undeserving human beings from the penalty of sin.

She goes on to mention The Screwtape Letters, Lewis’ brilliant presentation of letters between demons, discussing how best to corrupt one mortal man. Certainly not the stuff of bedtime stories, unless you want to provoke nightmares. But MSNBC has that effect on most thinking people.

Evidently, they didn’t cover Mere Christianity or The Four Loves when Wolffe himself was attending Oxford, where Lewis was both an alumnus and a distinguished faculty member for over thirty years.

And MSNBC wonders why no one takes them seriously. With or without Olbermann. Really.


  1. December 10, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    […] the intelligentsia and their role in politics.But the mockery of Matthews and Wolffe — “And MSNBC wonders why no one takes them seriously,” says Obi’s Sister — misses a very important point: Americans don’t elect […]


  2. December 10, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    Wolffe’s remarks are just more cheap shots from the Land of Group Think.

    I’ll bet that C. S. Lewis, together with J. R. R. Tolkien (Lewis’ good friend who helped bring Lewis to his strong Christian faith) would be much more interested in the common sense ideas and intentions of Sarah Palin than in the foolish, stab-in-the-dark utterances of Chris Williams and his guests on MSNBC.

    Like Palin, both Lewis and Tolkien were vocal opponents of Marxism, which, together with their Christian faith, brands them as fundamentalist knuckle-draggers in the view of MSNBC.


  3. Obi's Sister said,

    December 10, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    If Wolffe is really going to go there, then he’ll find quickly a WORLD full of people so fully versed in Lewis and Tolkien that will he will be summarily reduced to Orc goo in a matter of seconds. And that’s before the wizards show up.


  4. December 10, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    How could you expect any more from a vapid media with an inflated sense of narcissism to respond? None of the media elites recognize anyone outside of the leftist intelligentsia as possessing even a modicum of smarts and this attitude is readily apparent on the air which goes a long ways to explaining why their ratings are in the toilet. NBC has become the National Enquirer of network television.


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  6. December 12, 2010 at 7:55 am

    […] Sarah Palin apparently) who are better informed and apparently better read than MSNBC analysis the fun continues: Evidently, they didn’t cover Mere Christianity or The Four Loves when Wolffe himself was […]


  7. Andy D said,

    December 13, 2010 at 4:26 am

    Yes, C.S. Lewis was just a children’s author, and Jesus Christ was just some rabbi. It’s amazing to me that anyone even watches MSNBC to spot when they put their foot in their mouth.


  8. December 13, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    […] is too much of a stretch for the PalinH8rs. Shame on you. And just like MSNBC, it’s no wonder your credibility is […]


  9. December 18, 2010 at 4:58 pm

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