Ok, so there’s no cage fight… but I’ll list their credentials in brackets and you can let your imagination do the rest.
Lauren: [General assignment reporter] KSTP-TV (ABC-5), St. Paul, Minnesota
Reza: [Bachelor of Arts Degree specializing in Religions] Santa Clara University
Lauren: [Weekend news anchor & correspondent] WBBM-TV (CBS-2), Chicago, Illinois
Reza: [Master of Theological Studies] specializing in world religions, from Harvard Divinity School, [Master of Fine Arts] from University of Iowa, Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology, focusing in the history of religion, from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Lauren: Fox News [Chief Religion Correspondent]
Reza: Professional [scholar] of religions at the University of California, Riverside. [Research Associate] at the University of Southern California Center on Public Diplomacy. [Contributing Editor] for The Daily Beast. [Author] of international bestsellers ‘No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam‘, and ‘Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth‘
Disclaimer: I am not a fan or a hater of specific news outlets or reporters, Fox News, CNN, Huffington Post, etc. Just like most things, I’m sure there are insanely illogical people on both sides of the spectrum in all of these entities. This just happened to be one of those people who works for Fox News. <<< click for video
Lauren’s performance and willful ignorance should embarrass theists, scholars and anyone with half a brain. Fox News should be embarrassed (I’d have fired Green), but instead it seems they are standing by the interview. This gives both news and religion a bad image.