In John Kasich’s Fox News show this evening he interviewed a guest named Bob Cornuke. Cornuke is a former police officer turned con artist (with a mail-order “PhD”) who specializes in “discovering” Biblical sites and artifacts and such as the “real” Mt. Sinai and the anchors from St. Paul’s sunken ship. Cornuke was on Kasich’s show tonight to pimp his discovery of Noah’s Ark in Iran.
Cornuke was more circumspect about the nature of his discovery than the ludicrous claims made in the linked article. The site really only amounts to little more than a cleft rock formation and some fossils indcating the site was once underwater. Cornuke was trying spin this as “possibly” being Noah’s Ark but pretended to be cautious about declaring it outright. He also burbled a lot of obfuscating bullshit about the location being corroborated by the Bible (an outright lie since Genesis says nothing at all about where the Ark supposedly landed) and laughably postures himself as a “police investigator” who “deals in probabilities.” He really just dumps out horseshit by the shovelful but that’s not so unusual or surprising. I don’t even think Cornuke believes a word he’s saying himself, he’s just scamming credulous suckers to sell books and videos.
What was more irksome to me was that John Kasich was just eating up every bit of this steaming pile of donkey shite like it was banana pudding. He asked no critical questions, kept calling Cornuke “doctor” (Cornuke is no more doctor than Julius Irving) and acted as though the video footage of perfectly ordinary and unremarkable rock formations was the news of the century. He seemed to take it for granted the Bibical story of the flood and the ark was genuine history.
So is Kasich really THAT fucking gullible and stupid or he just cynically pandering to the fundie morons in the Fox News audience to make them like him and watch his show?
Either way, Fox News just loses more credibility every day.