While Bill O'Reilly didn't invent the bogus "war on Christmas, it had its genesis with those who, like Bill, mourn the demise of "traditional" America. It seems to have started with Peter Brimelow, a white nationalist who, like Bill, saw imaginary threats to Christmas as part of the "struggle to abolish America." Writers on Brimelow's hate group website, VDare, even blamed the Jews for the war on Christmas and accused the Jews of being resentful of those who celebrate Christmas. One writer claimed that Hanukkah "inculcates negative lessons about Christianity, not positive ones about Judaism." So that begs the question of whether O'Reilly's hatred of the inclusive word "happy holidays," which includes Jews, stems from a desire to marginalize a celebration important to Jews. One thing is for sure, in providing tips for gift giving, which Jews do for Hanukkah, Bill only uses the word "Christmas."
One wonders if O'Reilly takes perverse pleasure in going into Jewish owned businesses just to wish them a Merry Christmas! But seriously, check out "The Ugly Fox War on Christmas" which discusses what the author feels is the anti-Semitic nature of Bill O'Reilly's very Christian crusade. It was written in 2005 and nothing has changed. If anything, it's gotten worse.
When Easter rolls around, these frauds will launch their “War on Easter” campaign-against who?
For Petey and BillO: Wingnuts like you guys are always talking about putting Christ back into Christmas . . . here ya go: