This morning, on NBC's top-rated show, "Today," Matt Lauer spent considerable time with Colton Burpo, the young boy from Nebraska who claims that he visited heaven during an operation that saved his life.
Colton's story became a New York Times, non-fiction, best-seller called "Heaven Is For Real." But the Today Show was not the young man's first big media interview, he's been on other national tv shows including a Fox News Network appearance last Fall with Gretchen Carlson.
After this moving interview, the Colton Burpo story took a strange turn.
While doing some background interview for this story, I also stumbled into a clip of MSNBC's 'rising star' Cenk Uygur. Prior to sliding into the 6pm slot on MSNBC, Uygur hosted an internet-based political opinion show called The Young Turks.
Mr. Uygur is heard rudely laughing at the interview, and laughs loudest when the young boy is asked about seeing Jesus. Is this what MSNBC considers to be the right talent for their 6pm time slot? The young boy talks about seeing Jesus and mentions that Jesus large enough to hold everyone in his hands. Cenk Uygur seems to take great pleasure in mocking Colton Burpo's experience. He also seems to be confused, claiming that the child said Jesus was an obese, blue-eyed man with a great smile.
Uygur mocked the the young boy, the family, Jesus, and Fox News for doing the story. I wonder how he feels about NBC and Matt Lauer dedicating almost seven minutes of prime morning airtime to what obviously is a captivating piece of news? After all, the New York Times put the boy's book atop the Non-Fiction List. . . If the New York Times considers it to be true, why doesn't Cenk Uygur?