Bernard-Henri Levy (the author of the hot new book, American Vertigo) appeared on The Daily Show last night. Stewart asked him if, upon meeting Americans during his travels, he'd found that the cliches about Americans were true. Levy appeared delighted to be able to inform The Daily Show's viewers that no, the cliches were not true! He then went on to describe mega-churches as "the laboratories of the extreme right wing." Jon Stewart stopped him - "isn't that a cliche?" he asked. Stewart, who appeared embarrased to be contradicting the great BHL, quickly explained that, in his view, most Americans are reasonable people that can sit down and have discussion about their differences, and that includes the people in the mega-churches.
Levy, in an attempt at diplomacy, offered that Bono seemed to like some of them. However, this generous concession was the best he could do. Still grinning, he went on to explain that the heads of mega-churches are crooks. Why? Because they are proponents of intelligent design. I'm not kidding, go to The Daily Show and watch it yourself. By this point Stewart is nodding idiotically and cheering Levy on along with the rest of the crowd. Apparently a big smile and a cool accent can make anything sound true.
(Thanks to Chad for pointing this interview out.)