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Posts Tagged ‘David Gibson’

Politics Daily to Celebrate 1st Birthday

nmg_confetticelebration.jpg Politics Daily is throwing a birthday party for itself on April 30 at the National Press Club. The party is by invitation only; no party crashers allowed.

It’s not a typical party as D.C. parties go. Editor in Chief Melinda Henneberger and Deputy Editor Carl Cannon are inviting guests to “Join In The Civilogue”.

AOL’s CEO Tim Armstrong will introduce the evening, and explain why AOL is investing in the future by supporting old-school journalism.

Columnists David Corn and Peter Wehner will engage in what organizers are calling a (civil!) debate on “Afghanistan: Where Do We Go From Here?” moderated by Politics Daily military writer David Wood. Religion writer David Gibson will speak on “Pope Benedict XVI and The Gates of Hell: How Will the Catholic Crisis End?” followed by a Q and A.

Immediately following discussion on the “Gates of Hell” will be a cocktail reception. (The image shown here is the one on the e-mail party invitation.) The party, though it coincides with Prom weekend, is not affiliated in any way with the WHCA Dinner.

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Shuster and “Bhuddists” and “buddhists”

buddha-1.jpegMSNBC’s David Shuster got ruffled over Pastor Brit’s (as Politics Daily’s David Gibson referred to Fox New’s Brit Hume but the title has since been removed from Gibson’s column) Christianity advice for Tiger Woods.

Shuster tweeted: “people watch political shows for informed opinions about politics, not uninformed opinions about religion. Hume owes Bhuddists an apology.”

But shortly thereafter, Shuster issued his own apology:

“Correct spelling is buddhists. typing error. My apologies.”

We’re sure the Buddhists and the Christians will forgive him on this one.

Church or Sunday Morning Talk Shows: A Tough Call

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Columnist David Gibson, a Politics Daily columnist who is recovering from leg surgery, continued the dialogue today on “Pastor Brit” as he refers to Brit Hume, former Fox News Washington Bureau Chief.

Unlike much of the vitriol that has been written about Hume’s advice for Tiger Woods (ditch Buddhism, take up Christianity), Gibson offers a more tempered approach. He see it from a Buddhist point of view. He tries to understand Hume’s vantage point — the newsman lost a son to suicide in 1998 and “reconnected with his faith in a serious way.”

Gibson insists he, too is torn on Sunday mornings being both a political junkie and an avid churchgoer.

“But thanks to Brit Hume and “Fox News Sunday,” he wrote, “we didn’t have to choose. On yesterday’s program the panelists were discussing predictions for the coming year and when talk turned to Tiger Woods, Hume weighed in with some serious preachifying.”

Read Gibson’s story.