Oops: Wrong Ark Keith!

From the Religious Illiteracy Department. Last night, on his MSNBC television show, Keith Olbermann taunted a Republican candidate - I forget where the candidate was from - who claimed he had seen the Ark of the Covenant in Arizona. Okay, so that is a bit bizarre. But, then Olbermann made this joke: "In Arizona? I hope the animals had their papers." Alas, the Ark of the Covenant and Noah's Ark are different arks Mr. Olbermann.

Michael Sean Winters

Comments are automatically closed two weeks after an article's initial publication. See our comments policy for more.
Bill Collier
7 years 9 months ago
Olbermann would have been clear on his Ark distinctions if only he had watched those Old Testament classics "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and "Evan Almighty." ;)
Jim McCrea
7 years 9 months ago
C'mon - do you think that KO paid attention in his Bar Mitzvah classes?  Maybe they didn't deal with Hebrew Scripture history, just learning how to recite the Torah passages in Hebrew.
I say this only because I THINK he has alluded to being Jewish in the past.
7 years 9 months ago
Naw, 'he was raised Unitarian'; an Ark is an Ark whether it floats or is rolled. no dogma here.
7 years 9 months ago
Does anyone still watch MSNBC?
Bill Collier
7 years 9 months ago
Does anyone still watch Fox? (Not me.) :)

Actually, I'm not an Olbermann fan either.


Don't miss the best from America

Sign up for our Newsletter to get the Jesuit perspective on news, faith and culture.

The latest from america

(Nick Ansell/PA via AP, archive)
Recent allegations about one of the United Kingdom’s biggest and best-known charities has driven increased demands from some quarters that overseas aid be reduced, if not abolished completely.
David StewartFebruary 23, 2018
Students who walked out of classes from Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland protest against gun violence in front of the White House on Feb. 21 in Washington. (CNS photo/Kevin Lamarque, Reuters)
The desire for stronger gun control may not translate into more caution with gun storage among owners of firearms.
Kevin ClarkeFebruary 23, 2018
Of the estimated 14.5 million school-age Catholic children in the U.S., about or 55 percent are Latino. Yet 4 percent of school-age Latino Catholic children are enrolled in Catholic schools.
Maria Luisa TorresFebruary 23, 2018
Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments, is pictured at the Vatican in this Oct. 9, 2012, file photo. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Cardinal Sarah questions why Catholics stand—rather than kneel—and receive Communion in the hand.
Michael J. O’LoughlinFebruary 23, 2018