Saturday, December 14, 2013

Deck the halls with ginned-up outrage




If somebody had to say it, chances are that Jon Stewart just did.
"Uff course Kris Kringle iss vhite!"
A Festivus pole made out of beer cans at the Florida state capitol? That I find hilarious.
Fox News cynically using the commemoration of the Savior's birth to manufacture outrage, ill will and hatred of one's fellow man? That is as truly disturbing as it is completely predictable.
The TV gathering spot for pissed-off people on the political right might have "news" as part of its name, but it seems to have a lot more in common with Joseph Goebbels than it does with Edward R. Murrow.

The cynicism on display by Fox News regarding "the war on Christmas" is astounding, coming as it is from people casually cashing in on the sacred as they appeal to the worst demons of their viewership.

1 snappy rejoinders:

Dez Crawford said...

Great post, James. Using anyone's religious beliefs to create hatred or stir the profit pot is just flat-out wrong.

Fox exists only to stir that pot, as we all know. Outrage sells, however ridiculous the source.

How about putting the "Christ" back in a whole lot of self-professed "Christians," hm?