When Dawkins Met Hewitt

Priceless moment in a recent interview:

RD: Okay, do you believe Jesus turned water into wine?

HH: Yes.

RD: You seriously do?

HH: Yes.

RD: You actually think that Jesus got water, and made all those molecules turn into wine?

HH: Yes.

RD: My God.

HH: Yes. My God, actually, not yours. But let me…

RD: I've realized the kind of person I'm dealing with now.

Mr Dawkins, with all due respect, you have no idea. At one point, he realizes that Hewitt's interview is like that of a "prosecuting attorney." If you begin with the premise that you are dealing with someone who is intellectually honest, instead of an apparatchik, you'll soon be disabused. Hewitt's gotcha questions on Dinesh D'Souza, the way he insinuates all sorts of accusations and smears into seemingly innocuous questions, is par for the course. Watching Dawkins slowly realize that his interlocutor is a propagandist and cross-questioner is wonderful. At one point, Dawkins blurts out:

I cannot believe that you’re doing more than just trying to score points.

And make money. Don't forget the money.

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