On his MSNBC program Countdown, Keith Olbermann exposed how Rupert Murdoch and his New York Post have betrayed their own war on Christmas by turning their backs on baby Jesus in order to promote the worship of Santa Claus. Olbermann said, “William Donohue and Rupert Murdoch’s New York Post, traditional combatants in the war on Christmas have trained their yuletide guns on someone not for failing to put the Christ back in Christmas but for failing to worship Santa Claus.”
Here is the video from MSNBC:
Olbermann said, “The very first war on Christmas was first waged by Christians. Before the American Revolution, Christmas was against the law in some of the colonies, because puritans considered Christmas a day of secular celebration and alcoholic revelry. Eventually Christmas was mixed with Teutonic Pagan elements like Santa Claus who got himself commercialized as a way to sell stuff. These days the war on Christmas is fought by the Christina right as a way to scare those sellers of stuff out of any multi-faith suggestion that Christmas is just another holiday. And therefore, Jesus Christ is just another deity and therefore Christianity just another religion, but our number one story tonight, the war on Christmas has taken a strange and disturbing turn this year.”
He continued, “William Donohue and Rupert Murdoch’s New York Post, traditional combatants in the war on Christmas have trained their yuletide guns on someone not for failing to put the Christ back in Christmas but for failing to worship Santa Claus. It all started at a NYC branch of the YMCA….There some non-Christian young men were associated with the Y and decided the party was not for them, so the Y decided to make the centerpiece of the party Frosty the Snowman. Frosty, it should be noted, was not one of the disciples and is not mentioned in the Bible.”
The Countdown host gave us a brief history of the origins of Santa, and detailed the greatest betrayal in the history of the war on Christmas, “The NY Post quoting Donohue wishing good will to all, “If they can’t celebrate Christmas, then they should check out. What a bunch of cowards.” this in defense of Santa Claus, who is not one of the disciples and is not even mentioned in the Bible. Santa Claus descended from the Germanic Sinterklaas who descended from the Norse god Odin whose horse would fly in the night, and eat carrots and straw left by children in their stockings by the fireplace. That’s right, Bill Donohue and the New York Post have turned their back on Jesus and taken up arms in defense of a pagan an symbol. And, of course, we all know who’s behind pagan symbols. Never thought of that did you?”
This is stunning blow for the war on Christmas. Although, truth be told, Fox News’ heart really hasn’t been in the war on Christmas for a while now. Heck, even the George Washington of this war, Bill O’Reilly gave up the battle and turned the keys over to John Stossel, but after so many culture warriors, oh I’m sorry they like to be called Tea Partiers now, campaigned this year on reviving the culture war, I thought that the war on Christmas was certain to enjoy a revival.
It should be noted that the war on Christmas was always more in with that commercialized universal pitchman in the red suit than putting the Christ back in Christmas. The war on Christmas was itself a commercial attempt to boost ratings and play on the multi religious and cultural fears of a segment of the US population. The ignorance of these Christmas warriors knows no limits, and funniest thing about this story is that the war on Christmas blowhards don’t even realize that they are defending a pagan symbol, not the holiday which they claim to be trying to preserve.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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