Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Fox News And The Holiday Spirit

Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well; the devils also believe, and tremble. James 2:19

The holidays are upon us, and Fox News Propaganda Outlet has ramped up their annual manufactured Christmas controversy. They warmed up to it at Thanksgiving, when they took President Obama to task for not mentioning God in his spoken Thanksgiving address, even though he had done so in his written version. This year they used Rhode Island governor Lincoln Chafee's holiday tree lighting as their excuse to lob the first volley in their hysterical, and imagined liberals war on Christmas. This year it has resulted in a heated repartee between Jon Stewart and Bill O'Reilly, and here is a good compilation of Stewart and O'Reilly's back and forth.

Since it is widely agreed that Christmas is about children, let us look at how Fox News Propaganda Outlet treats children with regard to Jesus Christ, bearing in mind the words of Jesus when he said: But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. Matthew 18:6

Now how does much of America celebrate the birth of Christ? By flying in the face of everything Christ is and taught. Christ said: Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth. Luke 12:15

Yet in agreement with Fox News Propaganda Outlet's support of big business and free market economics, many Americans use Christmas to inculcate their children with the love of materialism, the fodder on which capitalism feeds; and since the Bible also says that covetousness is idolatry (Colossians 3:5), raising children as idolaters violates the second commandment against worshipping graven images and idols, and is antithetical to Christianity.

Now let’s look more closely at the presidential candidates Fox News supports and promotes, one of whom they will eventually get behind in full force in the race against Obama.

Rick Perry supports a constitutional amendment legalizing prayer in school. This directly contradicts not only the constitution, but Christ’s specific instruction concerning prayer, when he taught that public prayer is hypocrisy, inasmuch as it is done specifically to be seen of men, and to call attention to the ‘righteousness’ of the supplicant, and that prayer in truth is a matter to be undertaken in the privacy of one’s room.

Uptight moral crusader and presidential candidate Rick Santorum recently vowed to dramatically cut the food stamps program, citing the nation’s high obesity rate as proof that the program is unnecessary. That is an unbelievably bizarre and inherently flawed correlation, and the inanity of that statement speaks for itself. The fact is that millions of children suffer from hunger in this country every day, and that many more daily fall below the defined poverty level.

Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions recently remarked that the food stamp program is out of control, and earlier this year John Boehner, a Catholic (Catholicism being a perversion of Christianity), and the Republican caucus proposed defunding WIC, the government program that provides nutrition for Women, Infants and Children, in their frenzy of spending cuts.

What Santorum, Sessions, Boehner and the rest of their colleagues fail to acknowledge, and to even care the slightest about, is that malnourishment in developing children causes brain damage; and since malnourishment is so destructive to the development of children, exactly how would taking cereal out of the mouths of babes while continuing to fund subsidies for oil companies be the Christian thing to do? Jesus would surely call it ‘offending the little ones.’

And Newt Gingrich wants to abolish child labor laws, and fire union janitors, many of whom have families to support, and to give those jobs to children; to rush them from infancy to adulthood, with nary a moment to enjoy the innocent years of their lives, while stigmatizing them before their classmates. Exactly how is alchemizing childhood innocence into profits for big business revering the Lord?

So, if Fox News had their way in how America's children are raised to God, they would grow up being greedy, half-starved, broom pushing hypocrites. While I've read the book thoroughly, I missed that passage in my Bible.

Another of the Bible’s teachings that Fox News Propaganda Outlet disregards utterly (aside from all of them) is the commandment forbidding bearing false witness against thy neighbor. Fox News Propaganda Outlet does this on a daily basis, whether slandering President Obama, their favorite target, or any other liberals in Congress and Governorships across the country. Fox contributor Karl Rove releases so many attack ads slandering Democratic candidates with outrageous exaggerations and outright lies, that a truly Christian organization would long ago have dismissed him from their employ. But Fox regularly places Rove on the air for his 'valued' opinions.

In his feud with Jon Stewart, Bill O’Reilly plainly stated that Stewart is going to hell. Jesus Christ spoke explicitly of hell, and the denizens thereof; who are the children of the devil. And just who are they?

Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. John 8:44

Fox News lives in an alternative reality, a gigantic, self-perpetuating lie, a fictional narrative of their own invention far removed from the world mankind lives in. They spew so many lies that politifact.com, the Pulitzer prize winning, non partisan fact checking organization can barely keep pace with them. Here’s a video of Jon Stewart from a few months back, running out of breath giving a rundown of some of Fox News lies.

Merry Christmas, Mr. O’Reilly, to you and your colleagues. If lies were Yule logs you have enough to keep the home fires burning for eternity.

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