You guys have all heard about Senator Rubio’s answer to how old the Earth is I hope. The below tweet was trotted out by a friend of mine. It’s his opinion that there is some sort of liberal media bias conspiracy. Well, I wanted to take the time to show how there isn’t an equivalence to what Mr. Rubio said and what President Obama said.
Reminder: Obama in 08 said he “doesn’t presume to know” the earth’s age, citing Biblical debate about creation. Hmmm.. slate.com/articles/healt…
— McKay Coppins (@mckaycoppins) November 21, 2012
McKay either didn’t even read the article he’s linking to or he’s lying. Let’s examine the questions that each man was asked:
Rubio was asked: Q: How old do you think the Earth is?
Obama was asked: Q: Senator, if one of your daughters asked you—and maybe they already have—“Daddy, did god really create the world in 6 days?,” what would you say?
It’s true that Mr. Obama said That, I don’t presume to know in the response to his question but Rubio and Obama were not asked the same fucking question. Obama isn’t answering the question of how old the Earth is. Rubio’s question about about the age of the Earth. Obama’s question was about a literal interpretation of the Bible. Obama isn’t saying that he doesn’t presume to know the age of the Earth. He’s saying he doesn’t presume to know if 6 days in the Bible means actual days or not.
I think McKay is flat out lying, on purpose to mislead people so that’s especially ironic that my friend, who’s concerned with bias and partisanship (of the liberal type only I think) would trot out this as an example of liberal, partisan bias.