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The ‘War on Christmas’ is back — or rather, people are saying it’s back

quiz The ‘War on Christmas’ is back — or rather, people are saying it’s back

The “War on Christmas” is fear-mongering drivel, as I’ve laid out repeatedly. It’s not even that scary as far as fear-mongering goes. The “war” talk dates to 2005 and was later discovered by Bill O’Reilly who, before he was ousted for sexual harassment to the tune of $32 million, ran with the fabricated war, sacrificing […]

The Facts vs. The O’Reilly Factor

Screen Shot 2017 04 25 at 9.26.14 AM The Facts vs. The O’Reilly Factor

Here, in honor of the toppling of Bill O’Reilly last week from Fox News Network, is an article I wrote after my first appearance on “The O’Reilly Factor” in the fall of 2000.

Do Bannon and Ingraham’s White House ties signal ‘church militants’ vs. atheists?

Untitled Do Bannon and Ingraham’s White House ties signal ‘church militants’ vs. atheists?

It’s astonishing that figures as polarizing and doctrinaire as Ann Coulter would seriously be in contention to serve as press secretary under Donald Trump. I suppose we should be grateful that so far Sean Hannity and Bill O’Reilly haven’t been mentioned. But their sometimes cohort, Laura Ingraham, has been, and is in fact considered one […]

Setting the record straight on Fox’s war on facts

I’ve often had cause to repeat to myself George Eliot’s quip that “The clergy are, practically, the most irresponsible of all talkers.” But I feel sure if Eliot (née Marian Evans) were alive today, she would have to cede that very few clergymen could be more irresponsible than Bill O’Reilly of Fox News. On Monday, […]

Bill O’Reilly is not a Catholic, and neither are you!

Bill O’Reilly of Fox News recently startled his viewers by claiming that Christianity is not a religion, but a philosophy. (Click here to watch a video clip.) “Christianity is a philosophy. You don’t have to believe Jesus is god in order to admire his view on life.” No doubt there are many people who consider […]