It was big of Hannity to have him on and, what’s more, to let him do most of the talking. It’s an enjoyable exchange, mainly for the hints of nastiness lurking just below the cordial exteriors. Hitch to Hannity: you’ve never actually read any arguments against religion, have you? Hannity to Hitch: this is really just intellectual snobbery on your part, isn’t it? (Hitch to Hannity: could be!)

Meanwhile, Richard Dawkins tries to reassure people that he’s not a fundamentalist (persuasively) and that he’s really not at all shrill or alienating (unpersuasively).

Tags: religion