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Despite all the ranting and raving of O'Lielly about fighting against the secularists in the War on Christmas, the battle is already lost over at NewsCorp. This year's party is nothing more than a holiday trip that welcomes all (with company ID of course).

In fact there is no mention of Christmas, none at all. Zip, zero, zilch! It is still going to be a whacko-fest to be sure. I couldn't imagine being at that stuffy part in Midtown Manhattan this friday night from 6:30 to 11pm. I could hardly stomach seeing Hannity amid a neutral crowd back in June. Being around O'Reilly, Hume, Bill Kristol, Roger Ailes, Rupert Murdoch and all the other blowhards would probably throw me into convulsive shock.

Oh, you're wondering how I know the date and time of the party, well look down at the graphic I got a hold of.

See the larger image at my blog.

Not only is the invite as secular as can be (and it is the real deal in case you were wondering), the planner of this event made it into a flying themed party, where guests have to 'clear customs' to get in and their flight returns at 11pm. WTF is that? The 'airline' listed on the invite is Air Media, which departs from KRM International Airport that oddly shares the same address as the New York Hilton on 54th St. between 6th and 7th Av. hardly enough room for an actual plane to take offs. I certainly don't see any runways on this map. So whats the deal with speaking in tongues?

Well it seems that at News Corp parties are not to be outdone, no expense spared. It is a worldwide conglomeration so it isn't surprising to see a world class party being thrown. What you can't see on that image above is the five page addendum to the invite (though it is mentioned on there) that shows the extravagance of it all. According to the source there are apparently several ballrooms in the Hilton that have different themes (think multi-level clubs with different music on each floor).

Most importantly there is no pro-Christmas party at the "leader in propraganda" News Corp because Murdoch wants to spite O'Reilly or some BS like that. The real issue is that News Corp is a multi-national company and Rupert realizes that many of his employees around the world don't celebrate Christmas. In business you gotta try and please everyone to the best of your ability. Besides those right-wingers never practice as they preach anyways. Why would we expect anything different now?

Of course this could have been the reason too:

Can't you see the scrolling headline now?

One last thing, after Hannity lands at the imaginary Midtown airport, he's going to head up to Vermont to ski and try to make fun of the locals.

Big H/T to Fred Gates for pointing me to this

Originally posted to proudprogressiveCA on Thu Dec 14, 2006 at 04:37 AM PST.

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