It wouldn’t truly be the “War on Christmas” without comedian Jon Stewart going on the attack and blasting Fox News and other conservative media outlets for covering the ongoing culture war. On last night’s episode of “The Daily Show” the entertainer did just that, calling those who embrace the notion that anti-Christmas sentiment has run amok “crazy.”
“You’re probably aware by now that our nation has been embroiled in a long and bitter war,” Stewart quipped. “The annual Fox War on Christmas…it’s become a little predictable.”
The comedian went on to play clips of Fox reporters lamenting atheists’ anti-nativity displays. In one clip, “Fox & Friends” co-host Gretchen Carlson insists that the “War on Christmas” is a legitimate occurrence regardless of what critics say. She rhetorically asked if she and others are “crazy” for covering the issues and for embracing the notion that this so-called “war” is problematic.
“As a general rule if you’re trying to tell whether you and one other person are nuts, ask a third person. Preferably someone outside the asylum,” Stewart proclaimed. “Yes, you’re f**king nuts.”
“The Daily Show” host contended that Christmas is everywhere and there, while atheists have had some rare victories, the holiday’s prominence continues, with non-believers serving as a very minimal threat.
“For whatever annoying local ticky-tack Christmas abolishing story you and your merry band of persecution-seeking researchers can scour the wires to turn up, the rest of us can’t swing a dead elf without knocking over an inflatable snowman or a giant blinking candy cane,” Stewart contended.
Watch the entire anti-War on Christmas segment, below: