The Roger Post: "The best place for holiday mirth and cheer. Says I."
When a popular race-baiting segment on Fox News backfired, the race-baiters did the only decent thing they could do; claim they were victims of race-baiting.
Who's a racist? You are, no you are. No, you are, no....
Fox News host Megyn Kelly (an unusually feminist spelling of the name Megan, hmmm; does she spell women, womyn?) created a media fracas by declaring that "Santa is white" and Jesus is "white."
And now, no less than an authority on all things, Bill O'Reilly, has backed her up.
Racist segment sparks racist backlash, which leads to racist accusations
The Fox race-baiting segment which started it, seen here, was hosted by Kelly and based upon a black woman who felt left out because Santa's are all white.
It seems the entire Fox-Kelly segment was created to mock her position as overly sensitive and politically-correct, another complaining minority (my opinion).
Since the uproar, however Megyn has said it was all a joke and concluded that the people who called her racist have no sense of humor and are actually the ones who are racist. So there. Nanny, nanny poo poo.
Santa was not white, Santa was mythical
Well let's see, in the interests of truth, let's look at what we have here. First, jolly ol' St. Nicholas, upon whom much credit has been placed for Santa, was actually a 4th century Greek bishop. Not many blondes in Greece. And then of course, there is the fact that Santa is a mythical being. Oops, sorry, spoiler alert.
Second, while Jesus may have been a historical person, there is little reason to believe he looked like he was from France. More like Omar Sharif or Andre Agassi maybe. Of course if it was a virgin birth, then God could have put any race he wanted to in Mary's womb. So maybe He did chose white...
I'll take Kelly at her certainty that Jesus was white, because she was there herself to see him. But I imagine her interviewing him and mocking his positions on helping the sick and the poor as "coddling" and being a socialist for throwing money lenders out of the Temple, but then saying later she was "just joking."
Bill O'Reilly to the defense
But back to Santa. Because now comes word that the equally confused Bill O'Reilly is running to Me-gyn Kelly's defense, saying Santa was white. He was silent on the race of Jesus.
"Megyn Kelly is right about Santa Claus," said O'Reilly. For good measure, O'Reilly added that this dust up is part of a "left-wing conspiracy."
“Because they cannot defeat us on the media battlefield," said O'Reilly, "the far left seeks to demonize Fox News as a right-wing propaganda machine and a racist enterprise."
What is it they say about criticism? Oh yes, "all criticism is self criticism."
I fear their Christmas has been ruined. I also fear Easter may have been ruined too.
Santa was Greek?
Just for the record, according to Wikipedia, the historical St. Nicholas upon which Santa Claus may or may not have been based, was a 4th century Greek bishop. But he could also have been Dutch. Or German. Or Germyn.
Why does Fox News host Megyn Kelly spell her name that way? Is she a...
Why does Kelly prefer the non-standard spelling, with its allusions to femininity (-gyn, word origin Greek for woman. Oh those Greeks again)?
I am sure she is not a lesbian or a feminist, still it does beg the question on why she would want to take an established name with a perfectly normal spelling like "Megan" and change it this late in the game.
Usually it's only agitators who like to do things like this. Why do they want to change things? Megan is spelled with an "a" ok? It just is