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”?