Daniel Radosh at The Huffington Post Mislabels Me (DIRECTLY) as a Fundamentalist In the Fringe of Evangelicalism

If you are newly linking to this post from the outside of the blog, let me redirect you to this update, written after Daniel Radosh and I conversed on this topic: https://saintluke.wordpress.com/2008/07/10/my-conversation-with-daniel-radosh/

The world’s “most influencial blog” says that Luke Welch is a Fundamentalist. I don’t mean that I fall into a category that makes me one. The Huffington Post actually labels ME directly as one. Even though that is the farthest thing from the truth. I am neither a fundamentalist, nor am I anywhere near the “fringe of evangelicalism.”

Let me copy you Wikipedia’s blurb on Huffington Post, and then the blurb about me – note that the hyperlink leads to MY blog article.

Wikipedia says about the Huffington Post:

The Huffington Post (often referred to on the Internet as HuffPo or HuffPost) is an online news websiteweblog founded by Arianna Huffington and Kenneth Lerer, featuring hyperlinks to various news sources and columnists. The Huffington Post was launched on May 9, 2005 as a news and commentary outlet. Its roster of bloggers includes many people from Arianna Huffington’s extensive network of prominent “friends.” It is ranked the most linked-to blog by Technorati [1] and the most visited news weblog by Alexa Internet[2], and the most influential blog in the world by The Guardian. and aggregated

Daniel Radosh at the Huffington Post:

So what impact will any of this have on the presidential race? Some fundamentalists turned on Huckabee when Hagee embraced him back in December, but these folks were never going to vote for McCain anyway. If you actually clicked any of those links, you could pretty much tell that these folks are the lunatic fringe of evangelicalism.

Oh well.


One Response to Daniel Radosh at The Huffington Post Mislabels Me (DIRECTLY) as a Fundamentalist In the Fringe of Evangelicalism

  1. radosh says:

    Ugh. I apologize for pegging you wrong. I had a valid point, but I articulated and sourced it badly. However the lunatic fringe comment was meant to describe the sites linked in the paragraph above the one you quoted, not your own. In any event, HuffPo is just a collection of individuals, and individuals can make sloppy mistakes, even on influential blogs, so blame me, not the site.

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