Tuesday, December 06, 2005

War on Christmas II -- $$

Yesterday, I was browsing the Barnes and Noble in the Gateway Strip Mall when I found this book: "The War on Christmas: How the Liberal Plot to Ban the Sacred Christian Holiday Is Worse Than You Thought" by John Gibson. Who is John Gibson?

About the Author
John Gibson is the host of The Big Story on Fox News Channel, which airs daily at 5:00 p.m. and is currently the sixth highest rated show in all of cable news. Before joining Fox News Channel, he was an anchor and reporter for MSNBC, CNBC, and NBC News. His first book was Hating America.

And it dawned on me: The FOXNews made-up-story of the month, the War on Christmas, was not just about diverting attention from the failed War on Terror, but to sell books. Well, it seems I'm not the only one (From Crooks and Liars, quoting from a FOXNews program):

Jane: Jesus is for tolerance-to have Bill O'Reilly-has made this a huge issue. He's obviously getting a lot of feedback. John Gibson has a book about it, another Fox anchor. I think this is a largely a fundraiser for Jerry Falwell to pick up on some run-amok-PC...

Neal: ...I want to talk about the media angle because we have avoided it-it's the elephant in the room. It's Fox News. Come on-It's Bill O'Reilly, it's Sean Hannity, it's Gibson. They're demogogues (A leader who obtains power by means of impassioned appeals to the emotions and prejudices of the populace) who realized that in Christmas time you can-(garbled)- rouse the masses on this issue. They'll do it every Christmas. They did it last Christmas, they'll do it next Christmas.

Neal: We're at war, there's Darfur, there's an AIDS crisis and you're worried about whether people should say Merry Christmas? What world do you live in?

It's all about the $$.


P.S.-- Air America Radio has the invitation to the Fox News Holiday Party. It seems even NewsCorp hates Chritsians, too.

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