Townhall: ‘Christ’ Purged from Christmas and the Left Rejoices. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwpeSFlTc
This is one of the most ridiculous articles Townhall has ever published. They’re not really known for their journalistic integrity – except maybe by half of their readers who have an average I.Q. of about seventy. Basically all they do is bash liberals , accuse them of proliferating fake news , and write ridiculous articles like this one. Which is ironic , since most of their so-called columnists also write for other fake news sites , like World Nut Daily , and Rightwing News.
For eight years conservatives – led by Bill O’Reilly , and the rest of the fools at Fox News – falsely claimed that Obama hated Christmas , that the words Merry Christmas were outlawed in America , even the White House. And late last year , conservatives like Corey Lewandowski , and Todd Starnes declared that Donald Trump had saved Christmas , that it was now O.K. to say Merry Christmas , instead of the so-called politically correct greeting Happy Holidays.
But anyone who didn’t get their news from Fox , or any of the other conservative sites that were willing to spread fake anti-Obama conspiracies , knew that narrative was BS. Obama not only said Merry Christmas each year he was in the White House , but he and his family also celebrated the holiday. But those facts never stopped conservatives from playing the victim. According to them , Obama hated America , so naturally he also hated Christmas , even though he celebrated it.
The Townhall article is ridiculous for several reasons. Not only is it absurd to consider for a moment that there has ever been a nefarious plot by progressives to destroy Christmas , but the writer of this silly article , who apparently has no sense of irony ( he is an anti-liberal conservative , after all ) makes the claim that liberals are the only ones who create fake websites. Perhaps he’s never read anything at Town Hall other than his own articles , or any of the other thousands of articles at World Nut Daily , and Rightwing News , two of the worst sources of fake news on the internet.
Here are some other ridiculous claims made in this ridiculous article :
- ”The far left has absolute control over news media , entertainment , and academia.” Rupert Murdoch owns a vast entertainment and news empire. I would hardly call him a liberal. Conservatives have always hated Hollywood and have promoted the myth that it’s completely over run with liberals , even though there are plenty of conservatives in the entertainment field. They also hate academia because this is a profession that attracts people who happened to be more liberal or progressive than conservative.
- “The far left has made sure they have kept a tight control via a brutal and ongoing process of discrimination in hiring. If you were a conservative , Republican , Christian , or simply someone who who would dare to question the dogma of liberalism , you were not only looked down upon as enlightened , but had your name permanently carved into a granite ‘Do Not Hire Ever ‘ list.” So , according to this silly person , the far left not only has a stranglehold on the media , but are discriminating against conservatives , Republicans , and Christians , by … somehow preventing them from becoming teachers? That’s nonsense. It’s completely made up.
- “A truth the far left not only ignores , but often goes out of it’s way to deny , is that they have created a stranglehold on the media , academia , and entertainment purely through unethical and through illegal discrimination.” No one has to deny it , because it’s simply not happening ; it’s completely made up. This is the argument a silly person often makes when not everyone agrees with their views and opinions. That’s basically their lame argument against a so-called biased liberal media. They’re upset that all of the news media , entertainment , and academia , is not exclusively conservative. Therefore , it’s a deliberate nefarious plot by progressives to infiltrate these “megaphones” for the purpose of indoctrination with socialist dogma. They ironically claim that progressives are indoctrinating the youth of America with socialism , and yet they want to indoctrinate children in public schools with creationism , which is unconstitutional , but to them , that’s not indoctrination. It’s not religious dogma. It’s Christian values.
“One of the goals they have long sought being the total removal of Christ from Christmas and to transform the day into a secular holiday.” A majority – about seventy percent – of Americans are Christian , and most non Christians celebrate Christmas it one form or another , but again , somehow progressives are involved in some sort of nefarious , behind the scenes plot to destroy Christianity and Christmas.
What they fail to realize , and will always deny , is that Christmas has always been a secular holiday. It’s a secular holiday that is celebrated even by non Christians. It has it’s roots in pagan tradition , namely the winter solstice. It was a secular holiday before Christianity took it and made it the birthday of Christ. Without it , it would be a completely secular holiday devoted to consumerism.He goes on to tell his readers that powerful conservatives and Christians need to stop playing the victim , and not create religious or propaganda sites like progressives are doing , but bring honesty and diversity of opinion back to media and entertainment. Which is why there are no propaganda sites on the right , and every conservative news source is fair and balanced , and offers a diversity of opinion , like global warming is a liberal hoax , same-sex marriage will destroy America , only Muslims are terrorists , Obama and liberals still want to take your guns , and Trump is the greatest president ever.There is no war on Christianity , or Christmas. There has never been a plot by progressives to destroy Christmas. No one has ever been bullied and intimidated into saying Happy Holidays over the politically correct term Merry Christmas. Obama never decreed by executive order that Christmas was outlawed at the White House or anywhere in America , and Donald Trump did not save Christmas. Anyone who believes otherwise , is a silly person like the person who wrote this article , and should not be taken seriously.