Via Greg Hengler, the key bit runs from around 3:15 to 4:30. Cynics might regard the Sarahcuda name-check in the book as a mercenary attempt to capitalize on her rock-star popularity among social cons (good thing I’m not a cynic!) but Prejean’s point is well taken, especially the comparison between Olbermann and Hannity. Don’t think so? Watch this golden oldie and try to imagine the reaction among the lords of outrage on the left had it involved Hannity and, say, Dennis Miller goofing on some lefty pageant contestant who’d spoken in favor of gay marriage. QED. And that’s not the only time the modern-day Murrow’s devoted bizarrely long stretches of his show to dumping on her.

As for the “sex tape,” which she also discussed with Hannity last night, I don’t think hypocrisy is the problem. There’s nothing hypocritical about a Christian sinning; the whole point of the faith is that people will inevitably sin, which is why redemption is needed. The problem, rather, is that it raises the possibility that she doesn’t take her faith all that seriously to begin with. I’ll be curious to see how well the book sells now, knowing who the target audience is.

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