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Fox is taking time from 24/7 Benghazi obsession to rile up its viewers about the atheisitc liberal "War on Christmas."

As in the incredible segment when "Judas O'Reilly" denies Christianity is a religion.  

Jesus Christ!  

Remember Him?  The God whose human incarnation is celebrated at Christ's Mass?

Here's "Judas O'Reilly" to David Silverman, President of American Atheists, "It is a fact that Christianity is not a religion, it is a philosophy."

"Judas O'Reilly" then continues, "If the government were saying that the Methodist religion deserves a special place in the public square, I would be on your side."

Unfortunately, as Silverman learns, discussing theology, in fact, discussing ANYTHING with "Judas O'Reilly" is counter-productive.

That's because Fox thrives on controversy.  Its viewer tune in, not for news, not to learn, but to watch Fox "hosts" bully liberals, progressives, moderates, gays, blacks, feminists, professors.

Anyone "important" enough to be invited to guest on Fox must have be confident enough to presume they can "handle" the interviewer and at least  coherently express their views on air.

Not a chance.

Guests who aren't satisfactorily browbeaten and humiliated are jerked off-air at the speed of light.

Fox calling?  Don't take the call.

Don't submit to on-air humiliation.  Don't be chum tossed to Fox's viewers.

Decline the interview.  Let Fox's hosts start debating themselves and their wingnut supporters.  Without "liberals" to crucify, Fox will have to start disemboweling its own own to feed its audience's blood lust.

It's all about the thirty pieces of silver.

"Just say no."

Links:

"Judas O'Reilly" Denies Christianity is a Religion

http://www.dailykos.com/...

One of the very few times I've heard of a Fox Guest "beating" the Intervew, Tom Ricks about Benghazi.

And, of course, Rick's was abruptly cut off by the show's off screen producer.

http://core.talkingpointsmemo.com/...

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  •  Certainly Dem politicians should boycott (5+ / 0-)

    FoxNews.  

    Join us on the Black Kos front porch to review news and views written from a black pov—everyone is welcome.

    by TomP on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 11:43:49 AM PST

  •  David Silverman is Fox's pet atheist (2+ / 0-)
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    Mannie, glorificus

    he is always on that show, debating with that idiot O'Rielly.

    pseudoscience can kill

    by terrypinder on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 11:46:43 AM PST

    •  Pet Rock? (1+ / 0-)
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      Mannie

      And thus I'm presuming Silverman profits from the publicity he gets (personally) by submitting to flagellation by "Judas O'Reilly?"

      Glad I only get snippets of Fox filtered through progressive media.

      Did persuade my favorite restaurant to turn off Fox on the giant tv they bought for their bar crowd.

      Strange thing, the restaurant is owned by two "out" lesbians, yet they installed a giant tv, and clicked up Fox.

  •  [Title Says Don't TAX Call ] nt (0+ / 0-)

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 11:57:46 AM PST

  •  I disagree. By going on, by challenging the... (1+ / 0-)
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    Mannie

    stupid with facts and argument, even if it is not heard by them, a difference is being made.

    If Silverman had not gone on, O'Reilly would not have said the really, really stupid statement that Christianity was not a religion but a philosophy.  Essentially, Bill had to deny Christianity as an eternal truth and call it simple a way of thinking to beat the Silverman's argument.

    Checkmate, I would say.

    Tax and Spend I can understand. I can even understand Borrow and Spend. But Borrow and give Billionaires tax cuts? That I have a problem with.

    by LiberalCanuck on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 12:26:15 PM PST

    •  If Walter Cronkite were the host (2+ / 0-)
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      kurious, Mannie

      Challenging their nutcase positions would work.

      But their audience doesn't care that O'Reilly denied "Christianity" is a religion.

      They probably see it just the way he does.

      Which is why the Evangelistas keep trying to find ways around the First Amendment.

      Mostly, it is the snake-handlers who think they can seize public schools.  They were the ones having prayer meetings at the flag pole.  They're in FCA.  

      But come the Rapture, snake-handlers expect everyone who doesn't share their exact dogma to be frying in hellfire.

      Which is why Catholics and Protestants were recently bombing each other to smithereens in Northern Ireland, even though their "dogmas" are remarkably similar.  Closer than they are to USA's snake-handlers, for sure.

      *

      So I'm back to my original point.

      Getting eviscerated on Fox's shows doesn't advance our cause.

      It does help Fox attract its audience that has blood-thirst for anything / anyone "liberal."

      Don't like Fox?  If our "leaders" and "spokes-models" would boycott Fox, its power would ebb.

  •  That's the problem... (1+ / 0-)
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    Mannie

    ...I have with the big KB's radio lineup at night. It's two Fox Dems, Leslie Marshall and Alan Colmes!  Marshall loves to promote her appearances on the channel non-stop.

    At least Colmes show is funny because ALL of the callers are RedState refugees hoping to get in a shot and he bests them easily.

    It would be nice if the station had other late night progressives, but I guess it's slim pickings on liberal talk radio.

    Progressive LIBERAL-right, yet "disloyal" since January 20, 2001

    by howie14 on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 12:27:00 PM PST

  •  The Problem with (1+ / 0-)
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    Mannie

    refusing to go on Bill-O's show is that he tends to sick his pet "reporters" on anyone who does that. I find it to be more proof of Bill-O's belief that he is the most important man on tv and anyone who won't come on his show is somehow afraid of him.

    “Fairy tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” ― G.K. Chesterton

    by bayushisan on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 12:52:10 PM PST

    •  Intimidated? (0+ / 0-)

      Since I don't have Cable Television, and do turn off Fox at every opportunity when it is in my range, I'm not sure exactly what you mean.

      So I shall guess.

      "Judas" O'Reilly sends around some thugish reports to harass invited guests who R.S.V.P regrets?

      If that's the case, all the more reason for invited guests to decline.

      If every guest he needs declines, and he sends harassing reports around, the cost of doing so will be prohibitive.

      To find guests to harass, he'll have to invite varied degrees of "conservatives."  To get his ratings, he'll have to flay conservatives, and toss their bleeding corpses into the piranha tank.

      Win, win.

  •  It is past time Dems/libs/Progressives stay off (0+ / 0-)

    FOX. And I love the thought that, deprived of fresh liberal meat, they will be forced to cannibalize themselves. Yummy!

    But seriously, when libs go on their shows it only legitimizes them. I've thought for years that we should just stay off the damn shows. Let's help them find irrelevancy.

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