Media Matters crunched the numbers (so we didn't have to!). The phony Fox News "war on Christmas" got more than three times the coverage as any real war on The O'Reilly Factor this month. And that was using a very liberal definition of real war coverage.
Media Matters explains:
Over the course of December, O'Reilly spent roughly 42 minutes covering the "War on Christmas" and approximately 13 and a half minutes covering the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
We used a very broad definition of what constituted Iraq/Afghanistan coverage. Mentions of charities benefiting troops were counted as well as passing references to either war. The longest segment counted towards O'Reilly's actual war coverage was a report on employees at a defense contractor that manufactures equipment for troops overseas being caught smoking pot and drinking alcohol on their lunch break.
This was far from an uneventful month in America's conflicts overseas as December marked the withdrawal of the last troop convoy from Iraq, and the U.S. declared that the war had ended. In Afghanistan, negotiations with the Taliban have reached a "critical juncture," according to recent reports.
But now that Christmas is almost over and Obama has withdrawn our troops from Iraq, I predict a sudden uptick in (unfavorable) coverage of that country.
I guess they didn’t get the memo?
well this is because “reporting” on a fake war it is easier to make stuff up as opposed to an actual war where stuff like facts get in the way.
Of course. BillO and most of the other doing the complaining are chickenhawks — it’s the only “war” they feel safe participating in . . .
The people engaged in this “war” have one simple message: If you don’t like the greeting someone gives you, whine and become indignant until you get the greeting you want.
What a great example these adults are setting for the children of America.