As the saying goes, official Fox priest, Fr. Jonathan Morris knows which side his bread is buttered on. In what had to be one of the most giant sucking sounds ever emitted on Fox News, Fr. Jonathan Morris informed his Fox congregation that his Fox pals are "as nice as they seem." Break out the Christmas barf bags?
The Fox & Friends set was all warm and Christmas cozy on Christmas Eve. Fox's very special (and pretty much the only) clergy, Fr. Jonathan Morris, sat smack dab in the middle of various "friends." The set was done up to look like a Christmas cabin in the woods but, sadly, there was no obvious Nativity scene. Flanking him were professional Fox Christians with the exception of the divorced and remarried Clayton Morris who doesn't, as do all the others, trumpet his religious leanings. All the heavy hitting "friends" were there: Steve Doocy, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Brian Kilmeade, Tucker Carlson, Ann Kooiman, and Clayton Morris.
After some Christmas choral music, Hasselbeck praised the young singers and added that "it's kids that make the season so magical." Working in the requisite Fox Christian proselytizing, she noted that "the true meaning of Christmas all started with a little baby." Kooiman said "that's right" and tossed to Fr. Jonathan Morris who isn't officially a right wing propagandist but plays one on TV. She asked him about his Christmas wishes. (Visions of checks from Roger Ailes dancing in his head?)
Before he responded to the question, he said that he "wanted to give thanks to God for Christmas and also to give thanks to God for you guys." He explained that a question frequently asked to him is whether the folks on Fox "are as nice as they as they seem." (Should there be any question as to the intelligence level of Fox viewers?) Morris' friends all giggled. In effusive and sincere tones, Morris continued his praise: "And I say, they really, really are and I say that with all my heart." Tucker Carlson said "wow."
Fr. Morris continued to emote about how wonderful it was that Fox would invite him to speak on Christmas and not tell him what to say. He then preached a Christian message of sin and how the Christmas message is that God forgives us. Demonstrating that Fox is America's Christian newsroom, the sweet faced little padre talked about how "God came to us" - not, "we Christians believe that God came to us."
Professional Catholic Steve Doocy said that the Fox friends "are very happy that you are part of our family, you have been for many years, and we love ya." (Well they should, given that he pimps their right wing gospel couched as Catholic teaching). More mutual admiration and mirth followed.
The gospel according to Fox & Friends. Thanks be to Roger Ailes!
Barbara: the Pope is shaking up the Church to the delight of the faithful and the dismay of the entrenched clergy led by the American neanderthals like Dolan. As Vox Populi would have it, the Pope won’t be moving into the Papal apartments any time soon: he has a few things to do before exposing himself to some very un-Christian elements within the Church. The very meek sisters who run the convent where he is staying would probably turn into harpies at any sign of danger to him.