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Born at the Crest of the Empire

Sunday, December 11, 2005

How do you get fired from FoxNews?

Bill O'Reilly, on his radio show already blamed the "war on christmas" on a secular conspiracy headed by Jewish American success story George Soros.

Another Fox News commentator, John Gibson, penned a book titled "The War on Christmas: How the Liberal Plot to Ban the Sacred Christian Holiday Is Worse Than You Thought."

"The wagers of this war on Christmas are a cabal of secularists, so-called humanists, trial lawyers, cultural relativists, and liberal, guilt-wracked Christians - not just Jewish people," Gibson said.

The implication being that to some degree it is Jewish people. This can't be passed off as an accidental misstatement, it's in his book. Now, I'm not Jewish, or an immigrant, or gay, but this scares the hell out of me.

This isn't just some funny thing the right are going on about. This is part of a continuing effort to extend the role of heterosexual white Christians as the model and center of our society. And that has a scary history whether you're talking about Nazis, McCarthyism, or the Klan.

Have I made the enemies list yet, Mr. O'Reilly?

(And, by the way, if you're rich and Crazy Christian, the WaPo recommends pro-gun, anti-gay, anti-evolution Cobb County, Georgia as a place where you can practice your bigotry with support.)


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