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Pat Robertson: Caplitalizing On Haiti's Earthquake


I had no problem with this clip until approximately six minutes in when you hear Pat Robertson say:
Something happened a long time ago in Haiti, and people might not want to talk about it. They were under the heel of the French -- you know, Napoleon the Third and whatever -- and they got together and swore a pact to the Devil. They said, 'we will serve you if you'll get us free from the French'. True story. And so the Devil said, 'OK it's a deal.' And they kicked the French out, you know, the Haitians revolted and got themselves free. But, ever since, they have been cursed by one thing after another. Desperately poor.
So, if I understand Mr. Diet Shake, it's Haiti's own fault for this earthquake -- you know, because they made a deal with the devil? After all, it's a "true story".

Instead of trying to stitch together some story based on folklore to lay the blame for this natural disaster at the foot of Lucifer, how about you devote your show to helping those in need Pat? Instead of inserting your ideological spin on things, just show the news footage (that, to your credit you had been doing) and continue to give contact information for the Red Cross and other groups.