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"Billy Graham is back in New York City, for one last crusade. Cue the nostalgia; cue the clouds of forgetting. The press has been beyond adulatory, with only a nod toward's Graham's anti-Semitic past," writes Jeff Sharlet. But, despite "his history as a 'law and order' man who once endorsed martial law as a response to civil unrest, [and] his refusal to rebuke his son, Franklin, for his aggressively anti-Islam comments," the public has been kind: "To many, it doesn't matter what you believe so long as you really, really believe it... But most of all there's the press... They just can't get enough of Billy Graham. It's not so much a story of second chances as of endurance. Stick around long enough, and the American press will adore you. Declare that you're apolitical, and it will believe you." Read the comments for a thoughtful rebuttal. (The Revealer)

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