If anyone had wondered whether or not Jon Stewart would go after Fox's "War on Christmas" coverage, the answer is yes, he did. On the Monday night edition of "The Daily Show" Stewart ripped the network's annual coverage of the movement of corporations, government buildings and other venues to celebrate the more secular side of Christmas, and remove things like nativity scenes. "It's as though the 'War on Christmas' has become a rote observance, devoid of all its original spiritual meaning," Stewart joked, a poke at the holiday itself.
The joke was done by using a game that The Daily Show titled "Make Fox News Mad Libs" and also commented on the fact that some Fox news anchors, such as Bill O'Reilly and Gretchen Carlson, did not seem as gung-ho as they did in previous years. For those who remember, Bill O'Reilly and Stewart had a war of words on their respective shows last year. The video of one of those exchanges is below.
Whether or not Christmas is based upon the birth of Jesus Christ (which actually happened in April most likely according to scholars, if it happened at all) people do have the right to not be forced into celebrating a holiday "the Christian way" with nativity scenes and other religious symbols in government buildings. But, at least it gives Fox News something to do, now that the election is over. And Jon Stewart? Well, just wait until he gets warmed up Bill O'Reilly.
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