The start of the holiday season is Thanksgiving in most places, but in the alternate universe that is Fox News its starts with coverage of the War on Christmas, during which Field Marshal Bill O'Reilly (and, previously, Propaganda Minister John Gibson) orders the network's culture warriors to assault retailers for wishing customers a "happy holiday" instead of a "merry Christmas."
So what will he make of his own boss's holiday greeting to employees this year?
The Huffington Post reprints Rupert Murdoch's holiday letter, which is standard end of the year corporate fare: we've had a tough year, we've pulled together and worked hard, we've had some great successes and paved the way for the future, etc. The penultimate sentence is practically boilerplate for these sorts of things: "I am very grateful for your efforts and very proud of your performance."
But the key sentence is at the last one:
My sincere best wishes to you and your families for the holidays.
"What what what?" Kyle's mother would say.
"Holidays"? Not Christmas?
Is Murdoch encouraging atheism? Is he helping lead American down the slippery slope toward "legalization of narcotics, euthanasia, abortion at will, [and] gay marriage"?
I look forward to hearing O'Reilly come down hard on this purveyor of the "secular progressive agenda."