“Demagogues” — O’Reilly, Hannity, Gibson — Know Christmas “War” Rouses Masses

By Brian 

On Saturday’s Fox News Watch, media writer Neal Gabler and host Eric Burns argued about the alleged “War on Christmas.” Johnny Dollar has the transcript and video:

  GABLER: The media angle, right here, I want to talk about the media angle, because we’ve avoided it. It’s the elephant in the room; it’s Fox News. Come on. It’s O’Reilly, it’s Hannity, it’s Gibson. They’re demagogues who realize that at Christmas time you can rouse the masses on this issue.

PINKERTON: That’s not–

BURNS: Wait a minute. Just a minute.

GABLER: They’ll do it every Christmas. They did it last Christmas; they’ll do it next Christmas.

BURNS: Hold it. I spend this whole show sitting back most of the time. I don’t think it is demagoguery to point out that there are people who are themselves being demagogues by trying to take away the worship terminology of 95% of Americans.

GABLER: Excuse me, Eric. We are at war; there’s Darfour; there’s an AIDS crisis. And you’re worried about whether people are saying “Merry Christmas”?

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