Bill O'Reilly's Christmas crusade has not gone unchallenged. In 2004, on his radio show, Bill O'Reilly spoke with a Jewish person who felt that Christmas activities, in public schools, were attempts to shame and possibly convert Jewish kids. Bill went into a tirade with the caller, telling him that this is a "predominately" Christian nation and that if the caller couldn't accept that, he should move to Israel. He described the caller's comments as "an affront to the majority." Not surprisingly, the Anti-Defamation League quickly responded.
The ADL's Abraham Foxman sent a letter to O'Reilly which informed him that he played into the "canard" that Jews are not fully citizens and that "The notion that religious minorities have no place in a Christian America and should leave may be acceptable for extremists, but it is unacceptable coming from a popular and respected media commentator."
The radio conversation can be found in this article, written by a Jew with an advanced degree in Jewish studies, about the offensiveness of Bill O'Reilly's so called "war on Christmas" and how its basic premise, that non-Christian others are trying to kill Christmas, is based on the idea that castigates Jews as "Christ-killers." The author speculates that rather than directly attacking the Jews for attacking Christmas (as have white nationalists), O'Reilly has conveniently made up the term "secular-progressives."
Obviously, we don't know if O'Reilly is anti-Semitic; but his war on Christmas has a very dark underside. And as I noted, in any discussion of what cannot be called a holiday but rather, Christmas, there is no mention of Hanukkah.
HAPPY CHAKA KHANUKKAH!!!