Wednesday, December 14, 2005

The War on Xmas

Some Fox News employee has published a book about some sort of "War on Christmas." Apparently he's unhappy about the kind of things a Fox News employee would be unhappy about. The book echoes sentiments from the John Birch Society in the 1950s ("Where's Baby Jesus? The Commies got him!") which were themselves minor rehashes of screeds written by Henry Ford and his ilk in the 1920s ("Where's Baby Jesus? The Jews kidnapped him!")

The book lives up to Fox News journalistic standards, of course, citing various anti-Christmas (and pro-"Holiday") atrocities that, um, never happened. Turns out there actually isn't any War On Christmas going on, but to keep the right-wing moonbats from sulking, the folks at Beyond Belief Media thoughtfully declared one.

Interesting that Fox News would concoct a war just in time to distract attention from a real war that isn't going so well. You decide: Peace on Earth or a continued War on Terra?

12 Comments:

At 10:53 AM, December 15, 2005, Blogger Mikasi said...

I first found your site when disinfo.com listed you about a week or so ago. I like your take on stuff.

Just wanted to share a link with you - check out http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051214/ap_on_re_us/slasher_santa. You might find it interesting.


Keep up the good work,
Mikasi

We are at war with East Asia... We have always been at war with East Asia...

 
At 1:56 PM, December 15, 2005, Blogger Elf Thumper said...

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At 2:08 PM, December 15, 2005, Blogger Elf Thumper said...

More nuttiness from Faux News: Bill O'Reilly blames the whole mess on Jon Stewart "at Secularism Central." Stewart's reply:

"If Bill O'Reilly needs to have an enemy, needs to feel persecuted, you know what? Here's my Kwanzaa gift to him. Are you ready? All right. I'm your enemy. Make me your enemy. I, Jon Stewart, hate Christmas, Christians, Jews, morality, and I will not rest until every year families gather to spend December 25th together at Osama's Homo Abortion Pot and Commie Jizzporium."

 
At 8:11 PM, December 18, 2005, Anonymous Rick said...

Nice work :) Adding to what Elf Thumper said, did you listen to "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me" from last week? Listen to this 1 min clip from that show to know what Peter Sagal said about Bill O'Lielly

http://www.uab.edu/bfs/files/media/petersagal23-42-51.mp3

Nice work, Nina et al.

 
At 4:48 PM, December 24, 2005, Anonymous preston said...

they've been plugging it like crazy too. i reckon he's been on just about every fox news show at least 5 times in the past month. the fact of the matter is that this so called "war on christmas" while existant, is greatly overexaggerated. i, along with most people (judging by the books meager sales) really don't care.

 
At 6:00 PM, December 24, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I stumbled on this site ant it is apparent you are all Nuts. Christmas is a time to celebrate Christ's Birth. I agree Commercialism is out of hand and something needs to be done to get back to the true meaning. Celebrating Kwanzaa certinaly is not it

 
At 5:04 AM, December 25, 2005, Blogger Green Goblin said...

I Stumbled on this site through Firefox this morning (Christmas morning), and it is exactly how I chose to celebrate Christmas this year. No tree. No decorations. I am Christian, but Corporate America and the Media has taken over this holiday. I too was called Scrooge this season, but with the time I saved not buying more crap, my wife and I were able to make some food for people who were sick. The pace of the season is much more peaceful, and in the end, this has felt like the best, purest Christmas in many years.

 
At 7:11 PM, December 31, 2005, Anonymous Elf Thumper said...

Faux News found a solution to their quandry: report that Santa is a Republican.

 
At 5:29 PM, December 05, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

zzzzzzzzz Yawn. get a life and find something real to oppose you wannabe revolutionaries. I celebrate it every year, I don't go overboard with buying presents. In fact this year my family has decided to donate money to a charity instead of buying each other presents. That's what giving and contributing is about ... not wasting time setting up a website and criticising society while contributing nothing yourself. BANG cop the crunch losers ... hehehe

 
At 5:29 PM, December 05, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

zzzzzzzzz Yawn. get a life and find something real to oppose you wannabe revolutionaries. I celebrate it every year, I don't go overboard with buying presents. In fact this year my family has decided to donate money to a charity instead of buying each other presents. That's what giving and contributing is about ... not wasting time setting up a website and criticising society while contributing nothing yourself. BANG cop the crunch losers ... hehehe

 
At 5:52 AM, December 13, 2006, Anonymous Mr Cudj said...

Right. Fair enough Christmas is a totally crap idea. Imagine if in a thousand years time every hallowe'en night crazed murderers turn up at the door of every household demading the life of the first born in exchange for hershey's or some such rubbish. Well thats what has happened to Christmas. Stoopid Greeks and that getting it all wrong (calle spera, by the way!) then Mr Woolworth (he made me turn on the greeks, or was it the council of Nicea?)
anyway, if your totally poor, like that means you poor-y, you might as well boycott everything. Reflecting on your life is also free.
FREE LIVERPOOL
(Liverpool is not free, yet)

Mr Cudj

 
At 6:01 PM, November 24, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a militant agnostic, I find the entire premise behind christmas terribly disturbing. From the consumer greed to the religious absurdities. I really question human nature, the one's who fall prey to the whole ruthless production of christmas. The basic format for christmas is the birth of a baby that was supposedly "created by supernatural means." How do rational, intelligent people accept this all of that christian tommyrot? Any intelligent, rational thinker knows that the supernatural is surrealism; pure science-fiction. Let's cut the christmas crap and try engaging in life as rational, logical beings.

 

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