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Fox New, once again, promotes War on Christmas

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Fox’s Fear Mongering Won’t Stop With The Holidays

2012/11/22
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Fox New, once again, promotes War on Christmas

Talking Points Memo yesterday posted a compilation video they called Fox News’ “Scariest Christmas Ever.” In it, they highlight several instances, just between November 17th and November 21st, in which Fox News has already begun to scare their gullible conservative viewers with ideas of a “War of Christmas.”

Co-hosts of Fox New’s, “The Five,” asked each other whether it was too early to start talking about the “War on Christmas,” to which of course, Andrea Tantaros replied, “It’s never too early.” It might be “never too early” for you, Fox News, but the rest of us might need a minute to celebrate the re-election of President Barack Obama and celebrate Thanksgiving with our families before we can stomach your useless fear mongering.

Fox News mentioned several instances they perceive as a “War on Christmas,” which, of course, to the rest of us just seem like a decent separation of church and state.


Indecision Forever writer, Dennis DiClaudio, posted about the removal of a cross on an Illinois water tower and cited Fox News’ headline, “War on Christmas Erupts in Illinois.” DiClaudio aptly asked:

“You ever notice how it’s always a War on Christmas in small town America? It’s never a War on Hanukkah or a War on Ramadan? How about a War on the Festival of Vasant Panchami once in a while? And would it kill them to declare a War on Bahá’í Naw-Rúz now and then? Why is it always the Christian holiday that gets attacked in in these little pockets of Americana?”

Why, indeed, Fox News? It can’t possibly be because you are pandering to your equally uninformed viewers and trying to keep them living in fear of the Obama administration and those scary “liberals,” can it?

News Hounds also reported on another perceived threat by Fox, which they claimed was perpetrated by those evil “atheists” who want to ruin Christmas for everyone. Apparently, Santa Monica has decided, for the first time in 60 years, not to set up nativity scenes along its well known Ocean Avenue. Attorney Peter Johnson Jr. noted, sadly:

“A pox on all your houses, religion is going out the window, we’re not going to allow the First Amendment to prevail here and the result, in the public square, is that Christian and Jewish symbols will not be allowed to be displayed in Santa Monica.”

News Hounds also notes that Johnson chose not to mention a quote by Santa Monica’s deputy city attorney, who stated:

“The decision to ban the displays also saves the city, which had administered the cumbersome lottery process used to award booths, both time and money while preserving the park’s aesthetics.”

So Fox News chose to ignore the facts of the situation and scare its viewers, yet again. Color me surprised.

It gets better though: According to Tantaros, “This is the thing about atheists, they bully other religions, and they are just vehemently intolerant.” Really, Tantaros? Is that “the thing” about atheists? I’m pretty sure, first of all, that to call atheism a “religion,” in the sense that it can be referred to by “other religions,” is wildly inaccurate, not to mention, entirely self-serving for the hacks over at Fox News. But let’s forget that for a moment and focus on how atheists are “vehemently intolerant.” I don’t suppose anyone would ever accuse Fox News, or even, perhaps, Christianity, of being “vehementantly intolerant” of anything, right? (Barring of course, Fox’s vehement support of anti-gay organizations like Chick-Fil-A and other anti-gay actions it took in that vein.) It seems what Fox News is choosing to ignore is its own war on every other belief system, while continuing to direct all their network programming around the idea of intentionally scaring their conservative, Christian viewers.

Rolling Stone magazine has called Fox News “the most profitable propaganda machine in history.” For an organization which claims to be “Fair and Balanced,” Fox News has never been further from either.

Unfortunately, it’s a sad day for those of us that thought we’d dodge Fox New’s “War on Christmas” this year. Not only have they taken up their rabid fear mongering again, but this year, they’ve brought it back even earlier. I’d imagine the best thing to do, if we really want to enjoy our winter season, is to simply avoid Fox News altogether.

by on Nov. 23, 2012 at 8:26 AM
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sweet-a-kins
by Emerald Member on Nov. 23, 2012 at 1:30 PM
A war without bombs

Bookwormy
by Platinum Member on Nov. 23, 2012 at 1:53 PM
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PS As its been pointed out to me, its very rude to mess w/ people's screen names/handles. Its RomaLove. She's polite, so no reason to be rude.


Quoting GoodPenny:

 The truth is every time this year atheist groups use the season as an opportunity to platform their agenda and make sure people know they are among us. They do bully, and insult the beliefs of others. Just read roma tomatoe's post about the small coastal city in California that is under attack for their 60 year tradition of displaying a nativity scene. This "war" on Christmas is normal and expected. As expected as the mob mentality of the war on women...is there some truth to it, sure. Is it in reality a war? No...a war is what is going on between Israel and Hamas.     


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kailu1835
by Ruby Member on Nov. 23, 2012 at 1:56 PM
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There is no war on Christmas.  If there was, it would be between Christians, and the pagans they stole Christmas from.

LauraKW
by "Dude!" on Nov. 23, 2012 at 2:54 PM
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As a Christian I don't see the war on Christmas. I do see many Christians whine because people don't agree with them.

Quoting Carpy:

As an Atheist, I see the war on Christmas.  My eyes do not burn and I have a huge respect for the traditions of Christmas.

Quoting Dzyre1115:

 I really want to know how it prevents Atheists from living normal lives by seeing a nativity, does it burn their eyes or something, are they being forced to stand for a vigil, anything?  I mean I can't imagine looking at a Menorah and saying to myself, "that has to go", no matter where it stands.  Maybe I just have more to live for than worrying about how others live.  Well she wasn't pissing on the Constitution, but she was definitely pissing into the wind here!


Quoting IhartU:


 


Quoting Dzyre1115:


 I really find the Atheist Religious Cleansing Movement, just to be an attack on Christianity, I mean let's face it, in this country it's politically incorrect, even for Atheists, to attack any other organized religion.  So Christians bear the brunt of the hatred.  For example one lone Atheist, last year, tried to have the Nativity Scene removed from the Town Hall Annex Park, she was basically laughed out of town.   Our, "Old Time Christmas", celebration is a HUGE source of revenue for our very tiny town and thankfully the almighty dollar is more important that one Atheist, so we get to keep our traditions. 


As for Fox, the shows mentioned are commentary shows, that's not news, that's opinion.


 You view it as an attack on Christianity because it's the only religion here in the US who imposes their beliefs on others...


 That one lone Atheist was correct to have an issue with a Nativity scene on Government property- laugh if you want, but she's not the one pissing on the Constitution.


 


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DixieL
by Dixie on Nov. 23, 2012 at 3:49 PM

I will celebrate Christmas my way. There is nothing those morons can say that would scare me about Christmas or anything else.

zacandparksmom
by Member on Nov. 23, 2012 at 3:57 PM
Why can't we all get along lol. I don't see anything wrong with all faiths Putting up what they want. Why not celebrate them all and just be happy. Kwim?
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mikiemom
by Ruby Member on Nov. 23, 2012 at 3:58 PM

what the hell

Quoting DixieL:

I will celebrate Christmas my way. There is nothing those morons can say that would scare me about Christmas or anything else.


Glitchtastic
by Member on Nov. 24, 2012 at 12:41 AM
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Fox News! LULZ

Church and state are separate. That should be held up. Atheists aren't bullies they expect their country to follow their own rules. Freedom of religion ( ALL of them). It's time to stop coddling Christians. Grow up, you aren't a divine race and you don't get special privileges. Keep your religion out of government. It's a very simple concept. 

Saying Merry Christmas or whatever it is that you say is fine by me. If you take the time to say something nice to me--Thank you. But when I celebrate the solstice in my personal space don't act shocked and offended. 

Friday
by HRH of MJ on Nov. 24, 2012 at 12:44 AM
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There is no war on Christmas except in the addled minds of a few Christians who can't stand the thought of other religions existing much less being open and expecting equal rights. The whole things is so ridiculous.


Church of The Invisible Pink Unicorn (blessed be her holy hooves)

IQuitCounting
by on Nov. 24, 2012 at 1:08 AM
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Anyone that wishes to celebrate a holiday in the US will have the freedom to celebrate it how they wish.  End of story.  That's the joy of living in the US, we have that right, we have that freedom.  Get over it!  Whoot, whoot.  Screw the news, screw the propaganda.  This should not be about about what is displayed in the town square, it should be about what you're doing in your own home.  ... ugh, if your belief is being practiced in your own home without persecusion, then you are blessed.  Remember that there are  many people that aren't allowed to do that.  They are persecuted and forced to hide or shun their beliefs.  Be thankful you aren't.

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