To Fox News viewers, Christmas just isn't Christmas without Christmas trees and snowflakes on a Starbucks coffee cup. But not to worry, Fox News' Christmas police are on the case!
The Fox News Christmas police are once again on the lookout for anyone who dares to be too inclusive and not Christmas-y enough in their holiday season.
What’s even more sickening than Fox’s determination to shove Christ down the throat of everyone who might prefer to enjoy a non-denominational holiday is how Fox works its aggression under cover of being the victim of political correctness.
From Fox & Friends First, via Media Matters (with some minor corrections and my emphases):
LEAH GABRIELLE: The war on Christmas off to an early start. Outrage brewing across the country as Starbucks unveils holiday cups with no Christmas designs. And malls set up Santa shops with no trees or sleighs. Kelly Wright is here live with the backlash. Kelly, what are we seeing this morning?
KELLY WRIGHT: It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Or is it? A group of Christian evangelists are thinking it isn't. They are wanting retailers to beware. They're checking to see if you're being naughty or nice this Christmas season. So is Starbucks acting more like Ebenezer Scrooge to bah humbug Christmas? Some actually think it is. They're upset with Starbucks removing its traditional holiday decorations of Christmas trees and snowflakes on its cups. So one man posted on Facebook his displeasure with Starbucks, the post gaining nearly 11 million views so far.
I think in the age of political correctness we have become so open minded our brains have literally fallen out of our head. Do you realize that Starbucks wanted to take Christ and Christmas off of their brand new cups?
WRIGHT: Well in response to the brewing controversy, Starbucks responds with this statement explaining this year's Christmas cup is designed "to create a culture of belonging, inclusion, and diversity. The cup is meant to be a blank canvas that encourages customers to tell their Christmas stories in their own way." Starbucks is not the only retailer grinding up controversy this Christmas season. Simon’s Mall managers of malls in New York and Charlotte, North Carolina set up a glacier-themed holiday display instead of traditional Christmas tree. As a result more than 2,400 shoppers so far have signed a petition online demanding a Christmas tree.
GABRIELLE: Alright, thank you Kelly. So, a lot of people really upset about this. But what do you think? Have the P.C. police gone too far in this war on Christmas?
To tip the scales, host Heather Childers added, “I’m from Charlotte. There was a huge outcry over that glacier idea, I can tell you that.”
So while pretending to be victims of the “P.C. police,” Fox is hoping nobody will notice they’re the ones dictating to everybody else what their holiday should look like.
Watch the subterfuge below, from the November 9 Fox & Friends First, via Media Matters.
I mean, if FoxNoise supports the idea that businesses should be able to pay their employees whatever they want without having “the evil gummint” setting some silly minimum wage, then shouldn’t businesses also be able to dictate what their employees say to customers whether it’s “Happy Holidays” or “Merry Christmas” or “Would you just f#cking leave me alone, already?”
And, as for the Starbucks cups, as I understand it, Starbucks has NEVER actually had any sort of religious Christmas imagery (much less the phrase “Merry Christmas”) on the cups. Snowmen and snowflakes say “winter” more than “Christmas” and, last time I checked, Santa Claus isn’t exactly a religious figure (sure, he’s based on St Nicholas, but that ship sailed a long, long time ago). I also read elsewhere that the main reason that red is associated with Christmas is because of Coca-Cola which started a MAJOR portion of the current commercial aspect of Christmas about a century ago. As the cups look this year, I don’t really see anything wrong with them—they have the “Christmas colors” of red and green on them. Also, since the cups are just going to eventually wind up in the garbage anyways, what f#cking difference does it make what’s on them? They only use the cups for HOT drinks, and the baristas usually put the hot cups in a brown/beige sleeve which cover up a sizable portion of whatever imagery is there. And, of course, Starbucks is still going to sell their “Holiday Blend” coffee packages (and those usually have some “festive” decorative packaging). I go to Starbucks, on average, once a week, and I don’t ever remember having any strong opinions about the cup designs.
But, what would it be if FoxNoise can’t be bitching about something like the whiny little snot-nosed punks they are?