Chris Hayes destroyed the “Obama’s War on Christmas” myth that Trump’s surrogate Corey Lewandowski pushed on Fox News. It took under two minutes in a bite-size snippet short enough to hold the attention span of the easily distracted. We should make thousands of these on every misinformed subject.
Chris Hayes blows apart the “Obama’s War on Christmas” false narrative
Right Wing Republican leaders’ assumption that they have a low-information base predicate that they will fall for any provably false narrative. So far it has been successful. One wonders if one distilled the story as Chris Hayes did in this very short and easy to watch segment whether it could wake many out of their dystopian fog.
“It’s that time of year again,” said Chris Hayes. “Egg-nog, mistle-toe, colorful decorations, and the wild conspiracy theory, known as the ‘War on Christmas.” If you are unfamiliar and I suspect you are not, it’s a liberal plot to ban the sacred Christian holiday and it is worse than you thought. But tonight, good news, reports are coming in that victory has been achieved on the War on Christmas. Last night Donald Trump confidant and former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski brought us the good word.”
Hayes then played the Lewandowski Fox News snippet.
“Those are hard working Americans who are gonna be able to keep their jobs and have a great Christmas,” Lewandowski said. “Where it is okay to say Merry Christmas again. A great Christmas, which you can say again. Merry Christmas because Donald Trump is now the president. You can say it again. It’s okay to say it. It is not a pejorative word to say anymore.”
Hayes then pointed out that Lewandowski will play a prominent role in the Trump administration. He also noted that Donald Trump peddled the same nonsense.
“This is actually something that President-elect Trump peddled during the campaign,” Hayes said. “That it was not okay to say a Merry Christmas under President Obama. Everyone was forced to say Happy Holidays instead.”
Chris Hayes said that they went to the video vault to see if they could corroborate the Trump narrative.
“We looked into it to see if we could find evidence of the President personally waging this war,” Hayes said. “A warning, you may find this video Christmasy.”
Hayes then played a montage of both President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama happily wishing Americans a Merry Christmas over and over again. Myth debunked in a bite-sized segment. Now share it throughout this Christmas season and every Christmas season and enlighten your Right-Wing-false-narrative-believing friends.