It looks like Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity's "Christmas under Siege" series last year was a ratings success for Fox News. This year they are not only reviving it, but another Fox personality has joined them in their struggle to stop the forces of evil from forcing our children to say "Happy Holidays."
John Gibson, a popular anchor for the Fox News Channel, has been digging up evidence about the liberal activists, lawyers, politicians, educators, and media people who are leading the war on Christmas. And he reveals that the situation is worse than you can imagine.
Millions of Americans are starting to fight back against the secularist forces and against local officials who would rather surrender than be seen as politically incorrect. Gibson shows readers how they can help save Christmas from being twisted beyond recognition, with even the slightest reference to Jesus completely disappearing.
We can tell by the cover, that Gibson's book is all about putting the baby Jesus back in the holiday. This year's Fox News logo for the "Christmas Controversy" segment features a Christmas tree superimposed on a waving American Flag. Fox News understands the true religious significance of Christmas and isn't about to give in to any secular nonsense either
Of course, O'Reilly isn't turning the stage over to the new kid just yet. He's already done two full segments on the conspiracy, and we're only up to Veterans' Day. In his most recent segment, which aired Wednesday, O'Reilly suggested that all true Christmas lovers should boycott Kohl's, Kmart, and Sears. He then allowed Philip Nulman, a customer service consultant, explain the side of the retailers.
O'REILLY: [W]e're living in a time where some retail outlets will not say "Merry Christmas." Insane?
NULMAN: No, no, I don't think it's insane. I think that it's good business practice, actually. And many organizations are trying desperately to be inclusionary. They feel that the use of "Merry Christmas" in their packaging, their bags, their messages, their environment is just the opposite. It's exclusionary to the 15 or 20 percent of the customer base that is not Christian.
O'REILLY: And you agree with that?
NULMAN: I do, from a marketing standpoint.
O'REILLY: See, I think you're, I think you're crazy. And here's why. I think the backlash against stores that don't say "Merry Christmas" is enormous because now people are aware of the issue. There's going to be -- it's like the third or fourth year that we've reported it. I know everybody's hypersensitive about are they going to say "Merry Christmas"? Are they going to say "Happy Holidays"? What are they going to say? Are there decorations that say "Merry Christmas"? They're hypersensitive. And when you walk into a secular environment, most Christians are looking around, and they're really aware of it. Now, the other thing is, I don't believe most people who aren't Christian are offended by the words "Merry Christmas." I think those people are nuts. I think you're crazy if you're offended by the words "Merry Christmas."
NULMAN: Well --
O'REILLY: So you're basically only knocking out your nutty customers. And why do you want them anyway?
Real American retailers don't mind getting rid of the 15 or 20 percent of their customer base that Bill O'Reilly doesn't approve of.
In his first segment on the evil plot, O'Reilly, the eternal voice of reason that he is, warned Gibson not to go overboard with his conspiracy mongering.
I think you made a mistake by saying it's [the war on Christmas] a liberal plot, and I'll tell you why. I believe -- and I could be wrong -- that most liberals are as angry about this as conservatives. It's the far left. It's the loony left, the Kool-Aid secular progressive ACLU [American Civil Liberties Union] America-haters. That's who's doing this.
He left out the Jews, Freemasons, and Bavarian Illuminati. I guess our evil conspiracy hasn't been completely unmasked yet.