Fox News Won and Other Political Realities

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In my unscientific, anecdotal evidence I have seen that Fox News has won the ‘War on Christmas.’ I have seen every talking head on every network say ‘Merry Christmas.’

This includes everyone whom I have seen on @CNN, @MSNBC, @ABCNews,  @CBSNews etc all have all of their anchors and guests say ‘Merry Christmas.’ Yes, I know Hanukkah is over, but the point is so much deeper.

Fox said we have a war against Christmas because people say Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas. Guess what? Fox has won that battle, they have everyone on every network not saying Happy Holidays.

Is this the end of the world? No! But, it is an extremely dangerous precedent that Fox is setting. They make up whatever they want to and all of the rest of the media stands in line and does what they are told.

Not a news flash — not everyone celebrates Christmas. Sometimes people say Happy Holidays to include New Years and any other holiday people celebrate.

Fox called everyone out on that and everyone pathetically capitulated to their inane observations. Having Fox call the shots is an embarrassment to this Country.

Other notes of matter that have gone unnoticed, and/or ignored by the media include what Hillary Clinton has been accused of. It is commonplace for Mrs. Clinton to be blamed for the invasion of Iraq because she voted to authorize it. It is also commonplace to say she is responsible for Libya because of her recommendations.

These are both false. The fact our media lets people get away with these insinuations shows the lack of knowledge and research by our media.

Yes, Sec Clinton did vote for the authorization of force to remove Saddam Hussein. What no one pays attention to is that she never voted to approve of one of the most ill-fated and poorly planned wars in U.S. history. Mrs. Clinton cannot, and must not, be blamed for the complete ineptitude of the Bush administration’s conduct of that invasion. I can’t imagine anyone foreseeing President Bush overseeing such a fiasco that has tarnished American strength and power maybe forever.

Libya? She doesn’t have to explain why the commander in chief of the United States of America did what he did. His choice was his choice. Any advice and counsel he received is not known by the public. As is Sec Clinton’s advice for her entire 4 year term working for President Obama.

As far as the debate schedule allegedly created by Debbie Wasserman Schultz on her own? If she was in fact, like so many speculate, was trying to protect Mrs. Clinton, she backfired more than possibly imaginable. I see no benefit to Mrs. Clinton to seem unable to debate openly with her contenders. I also see no advantage to Senator Sanders to have less on the air debate time.

Whatever the motive, it has been a complete failure. If the motive was to favor one candidate over the others I believe Ms. Shultz should be investigated and held responsible if her intention was to deceive.

MORE:

  • Donald Trump is imploding. He goes lower every week. Talking about Mrs. Clinton’s time in the bathroom is a non-starter and a reason to push out the adolescent.
  • Ted Cruz rising in the polls? If that is what the GOP wants, that is what they deserve. A self serving hypocrite who has no redeeming qualities.
  • If Senator Sanders is really doing well and receiving a media black out our Country really has turned into Russia or North Korea. If people are supporting a man that wants true change and people are supporting him, or media ignoring that is more than shameful.

It is time for us to stand together, Dem and GOP alike, to find the best candidate to lead or Country forward. The last 8 years have been a complete disaster for 99% of the American public.

It’s time to come together to once again make America the “Shining City on the Hill.”

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