Tuesday, December 04, 2012

The War on Christmas: Dispatches From the Front

I had a very interesting conversation with somebody recently who adamantly, and quite seriously, maintained that having someone say "Happy holidays" to them at a department store as opposed to "Merry Christmas" constituted not just an insult to, but an attack on, their beliefs. They actually said that. Fascinating.

Anyway, that was a bit of a head-scratcher for me, but the thinking behind that thinking sure came into much starker relief after seeing this piece from last night's Daily Show looking at the annual Fox News-induced celebration of the so-called "War on Christmas." This is a good'n, folks. And make sure you catch part two after the jump.


Anonymous said...

Wow... whoever said that to you needs a drink. That is a completely crazy stance to take.

Zaki said...

Yep, no lie!

Andrew J. Mackay said...

The War on Christmas is in part a media creation, allowing Fox News in particular something to fill 24 hours during an otherwise slow time.

Another aspect of it is argument that has raged in American society for years now- basically what constitutes 'political correctness' and whether that's a good or bad trend.

I link it up with griping about the "press 2 for Spanish" nonsense. It's complaining about something that isn't at all inconvenient, and it promotes the idea that there is a correct, American way to do things.

Personally, I can't wait for Tet.