As Fox News continues to cover the biggest story of the month -- aka the "War on Christmas," of course! -- the secular culture-hating folks at Fox and Friends decided it was time to step it up and bring in the ultimate source to corroborate their tall tale: Santa Claus himself! Or at least a guy who plays Jolly Ol' St. Nick, Sal Lizard. Surprise, surprise -- he agrees that Christmas is being destroyed by "political correctness." Sort of. Err, maybe just a smidge.
Just in case you weren't sure what the story was about, Fox and Friends reminded us with blaring chyrons, "End the 'War' on Christmas: Pro Santa Won't Say 'Happy Holidays'" and "Ho-Ho-No Way!: Santa Won’t Be Politically Correct." Face. Palm.
If you don't already have a stress headache from just reading that, you can check out the segment below ...
Well, Sal Lizard seems quite likable! I can understand why he wouldn't want to go around wishing people just "Happy Holidays!" After all, Santa is a Christmas figure. I'd personally prefer if he'd tack "Happy Holidays!" onto his "Merry Christmas!" (because who knows if the little kids he's visiting with are Jewish, Hindu, Muslim, or Atheist ...?). But all right, whatever, he's Santa.
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That said, the party who really comes off looking ridiculous here is, of course, Fox's talking heads (for once!). Gretchen Carlson was shamelessly nudging the jolly ol' guy to rail out on her ridiculous ruse about growing "secularization" and "political correctness" poisoning the holidays. But it really seemed like he couldn't wholeheartedly, genuinely agree with her. Ha. When your most credible source on the subject is a guy in a red suit and prize-fightin' Santa belt, and even he isn't fuming with anger about a so-called War on Christmas, you know you're in trouble. What a joke.
Guess Fox simply doesn't mind coming off like a complete caricature ... a bad SNL skit. Ah well! Maybe Santa will give 'em the ratings they so desperately seek for Christmas. But the way they keep beating a make-believe horse, I'd put my money on them actually getting coal.
Come on, they can't be serious, right?
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