Tis the season for Fox News to honor the Baby Jesus with personal attacks and lies about those who, according to Fox, aren't sufficiently honoring the Baby Jesus. During Wednesday's "The Five," there was lots of weeping and gnashing of teeth over how Christianity is "under attack." But while Jesus BFF Kimberly Guilfoyle is long on leg (Not for nothing does she get the coveted "leg chair"), she's short on truth given that she advanced Fox lies about RI Gov. Lincoln Chafee who is standing his ground against the Fox "war on Christmas" crusaders by still referring to the state tree as a "holiday tree." Joining Guilfoyle in the lies was fellow Jesus BFF Brian Kilmeade whose claim that Fox News consults its binders full of Victoria's Secret models, when hiring, is underscored by the presence of former Victoria's Secret model Guilfoyle. Once again, the Baby Jesus must be so proud of his Fox posse!
After railing about how Christianity is under siege "across the country," Guilfoyle leaned into the camera (good for cleavage shots) and said that the RI Governor, Lincoln Chafee is "not backing down" on his desire to call the state tree a "Holiday Tree." As in all the Fox diatribes about this Fox enabled "outrage," she didn't mention that Chafee's predecessor, devout pro-life conservative Governor Don Carcieri did the same. Guilfoyle claimed that Chafee's "office didn't even want to have a lighting ceremony this year" and that "he caved only under enormous pressure."
Just like her fellow Fox Catholic, Bill O'Reilly, Kimberly Guilfoyle (twice married and divorced) LIED about Chafee not wanting to have a tree lighting. The governor's spokesperson said that the initial announcement, that there would not be a tree lighting, was a miscommunication. Gov. Chafee told WPRO radio that "the formal decision about the event had not been made when his spokeswoman mistakenly told news outlets that there would be no tree lighting ceremony." At no point did the Governor indicate that he didn't, as Guilfoyle claimed, want to light the tree.
Later in the show, Brain (whoops Brian) Kilmeade, not a RI resident, described Chafee as "pretty whacky." Kilmeade then "summarized" Chafee's thinking: "So he takes over RI and this is one of the stands, he's gonna have and then he decides 'I'll tell you what, since it was so controversial last year, I ended up caving, let's not even have a tree lighting. Then the people of RI get really mad and say they want a tree lighting, they just can't call it a holiday tree." Again, the Fox fact that Chafee didn't intend to have a lighting is a lie. Kilmeade's statement that Chafee "caved" last year is also incorrect. The tree remained a holiday tree despite the protests.
Video in the background showed protesters at the RI State House. What wasn't said is that they were very rowdy and drowned out a children's chorus who were singing "Have a Holly Jolly Christmas." The children (Thank you Fox News for promoting the protest) were upset and as such, Gov. Chafee apologized to them for the incident.
Unmentioned in the Fox coverage of this controversy is that many mainline Protestant clergy felt that the controversy was misplaced and that, in keeping with the reason for the season, RI'ers should have been more concerned about the needs of poor and disabled RI residents.
You just can't make this stuff up. Oh right, this is Fox News, the "fair & balanced" news network spreading its version of peace on earth!
“I reported accurately” didn’t work for O’Reilly, it’s certainly not gonna work if (God forbid) we find out there was an attempt on Chafee’s life.
“After news of the Christmas kerfuffle spread, thousands of people from around the nation flooded Chafeeâs office with calls accusing him of trying to secularize the Christian holiday.”
Now lets look at what Thousands of people were complaining about:
“The secularization thesis refers to the belief that as societies “progress”, particularly through modernization and rationalization, religion loses its authority in all aspects of social life and governance."
Now a question for Bill O’Riely:
If Christianity is a ‘philosophy’ and NOT a ‘religion’, as you claimed last week, why are thousands of people calling it secularization? And why aren’t Christian/Catholic philosopher entities required to pay taxes? I’m a liberal, philosophically, and I pay taxes. I guess it might behoove us to create “The Church Of Liberalism and Progressiveness” and than, we too, can be Tax Exempt with special laws dictating what businesses can be within 1000 feet of our places of ‘Worship’ along with free Sunday parking and free police/fire protection for OUR clubhouse.
Some say that Brain Kilmeade has not had any thought at all in years that wasn’t written on the Fux Noise teleprompter.