The Daily Show with Jon Stewart featured Media Matters for America in a segment on Fox News' "war" on Christmas, showing a screen shot of a Media Matters item regarding the Fox News Store selling "Holiday" ornaments.
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Predicting riots if Stanley "Tookie" Williams were not granted clemency, radio host Neal Boortz said, "There are a lot of aspiring rappers and NBA superstars who could really use a nice flat-screen television right now."
Saginaw, Michigan, responded to Bill O'Reilly's false claim that "the township [Saginaw] opposes red and green clothing on anyone." O'Reilly offered this falsehood on The Radio Factor as part of a list of practices constituting what he characterized as an anti-Christmas "hysteria."
On The Radio Factor, host Bill O'Reilly falsely claimed that the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) no longer offers Christmas postage stamps with a "spiritual" theme. In fact, the USPS continues to offer the commemorative "Madonna and Child" stamp.
Syndicated radio show Janet Parshall's America replayed Rabbi Daniel Lapin's December 1 speech entitled Fighting for Christmas, in which he said that the choice to "defend" Christmas in today's world "is actually between a sordid, spreading secular sinister society and on the other hand, a society of benign Christianity the likes of which the world hasn't seen in any other country for the last 2000 years."
Sitting in for Fox News Watch panelist Neal Gabler, The Washington Post's Ceci Connolly was asked to respond to Cal Thomas's assertion that it didn't matter whether CBS hired NBC Today host Katie Couric for the Evening News anchor job because "[t]hey're all liberals." Connolly responded: "I wanted to ask whether or not that $20 million [reportedly offered to Couric] includes shoes. I mean, that's a critical question for her."
Despite polling data suggesting otherwise, Atlanta Journal-Constitution editorial page editor Cynthia Tucker claimed the country is not ready to elect a woman president.
When radio "shock jock" Howard Stern returned Factor jacket, O'Reilly said: "I'm not having this on some lesbian somewhere. It's not going to happen."
Rush Limbaugh claimed that Sen. John Kerry and the Democratic Party are "trying to get Christmas ... out of the public consciousness."
Don Wildmon of the American Family Association suggested that if Anti-Defamation League President Abraham Foxman continued to criticize the religious right, some of its members "won't support Israel anymore."
Daily Show host Jon Stewart took Bill O'Reilly to task for his misleading use of a year-old Daily Show clip (noted December 6 by Media Matters for America) to demonstrate what O'Reilly claims to be an ongoing "war on Christmas."
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Bill O'Reilly falsely claimed that Liberty Counsel, a group Rev. Jerry Falwell founded, did not threaten to sue Boston in order to require the city to refer to a "Christmas" tree instead of a "holiday" tree.
The Radio Factor host stated that he would "use all the power that I have on radio and television to bring horror into the world of people" who "diminish and denigrate the [Christmas] holiday."
Fox News' claims about a "war" on Christmas have escalated. From November 28 to December 2, Fox News carried 58 segments about the so-called "war" on Christmas, more than four times as many as appeared on CNN or MSNBC.