Friday, December 09, 2005

Enough! An open letter to the Christmas-under-attack pundits

Stop with the "war on Christmas". You guys don't know what war is. War isn't the cashier at Wal-mart wishing you a "happy holidays" instead of a merry Christmas. War isn't overzealous politically correct officials renaming Christmas trees Holiday trees.

Want to know what war is? Go to Darfur. Ask a local woman who has been raped and mutilated, who has had her husband and children murdered, who has been driven from her home and made a refugee if she would consider being wished happy holidays "war" on her values.

From Nov. 28 to Dec. 2 Fox News ran 58 segments on the "war on Christmas". 58. How many segments did they run on Darfur in that time period? I don't have figures in front of me, but I'm guessing they range from 0 to 0.

Quit fabricating a culture "war" and do your jobs. I used the lack of coverage on Darfur since it so dramatically highlights the banality of this issue, but there are plenty of other legitimate news stories which are not getting the coverage they deserve.

1 comment:

gawker said...

Thank you for tearing my hair in futile rage for me.