Fired up on free will (axiomatic1) wrote,
Fired up on free will

I didn't even know there was a Christmas Controversy!

I'm watching the Daily Show, they just had a funny segment about The O'Reilly Factor, he said Merry Christmas, Jon Stewart! ...

Oh nevermind, just watch it on tomorrow.

Apparently, Christians are advocating boycotting stores that say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas" because they believe somehow the secular left is going to do away with Christmas. Jeez it's like never eating Chinese food again because they celebrate a different New Year than us "Real Americans."

Or watch it on TV tonight. See what typical ridiculousness Billy O is spouting lately below. My bolding for emphasis on extra sillyness. Italics me.

most disorganized post ever.

What Christmas Controversy?
Wednesday, December 07, 2005
By Bill O'Reilly

Writing in The Los Angeles Times, wise guy columnist Joel Stein has declared there is no war on Christmas. That's the far left line, that religious nuts have fabricated a Christmas controversy in order to turn the USA into a theocracy. And The New York Times printed that opinion last weekend.

So far, we've also seen this nonsense in The Baltimore Sun, newspapers in Orlando and Richmond, and now The L.A.Times. I'm sure that's all coincidental.

The L.A. situation is interesting. The Times' parent company recently let go of the paper's editor and editorial director, two men who had turned The Times into a far left brochure, causing circulation to plummet.

The new people at The L.A. Times seem to be trying. And the paper has become more fair in its presentation. But now, Stein has mucked it all up. Here's what he wrote today.

"In fact [John] Gibson and fellow Fox anchor Bill O'Reilly are so upset [about the Christmas controversy' that they have organized a boycott of Target, Wal-Mart, Kmart, Sears, and Costco for using the phrase `Happy Holidays' in their ads instead of `Merry Christmas.'"
Well, that's news to me. Here's what I said on "The Radio Factor".


There is a move under foot to discourage people from buying in stores that do not use 'Merry Christmas' in their advertising. I am not a part of that. I am not a part of that movement. And I'll tell you why.

I want you to make up your own mind on this. I don't want to be telling you where to buy and where not to buy.


So Stein did not write the truth. What a shock. L.A. Times editors, embarrassed, say they will issue a correction. You may have noticed I lead the league in corrections.

The importance the Christmas controversy is that it has become the centerpiece become the culture war between traditional Americans and secular progressives. Outside of the war on terror, this culture war is the most important thing happening in the country today. At stake, whether the USA will turn into a secular country that mirrors Western Europe, or maintain its emphasis on Judeo-Christian values. Oh God! No! Anything but turning into a country with progressive values like equality and separation of church and state!

The L.A. Times and much of the media is firmly in the secular corner. "Talking Points" is rooting for the traditionalists. So the battle lines are drawn. Too bad Christmas has to be in the middle of it.

And that's "The Memo."
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