Yes, Christmas is over. but I just saw…whatever the fuck this is and I just had to share it.
At the lighting of the new Christmas tree, Fox News contributor Rev. Jacques DeGraff declares: "I’m here because these colors do not run. 80 years ago this week, they tried to extinguish the darkness in a place called Pearl Harbor. We didn’t fold then, and we won't fold now!" pic.twitter.com/J9Sp94Unto
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) December 9, 2021
Apparently this was sparked, so to speak, by somebody who may have been a mentally ill homeless person setting one of Fox News’ Christmas trees on fire. But to the folks at Fox, it was so much more than that. It was a hate crime against Christianity and Fox News, and another shot fired in the war on Christmas. So sad and outraged were the Foxes that they started calling it the All American Christmas Tree and held tributes to it, including the one above where Reverend Jacques DeGraff gave that speech.
What I want to know is how anyone can tell the difference between a mentally ill homeless person and your average Fox News contributor. A pretty thin line, that one.
The network’s outrage crescendoed on Thursday when a Fox News contributor compared event, which caused a grand total of zero injuries, to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, which killed 2,403 American military personnel and 68 civilians.
The Five on Thursday broadcast a much-hyped lighting ceremony for the rebuilt tree, during which contributor Rev. Jacques DeGraff got so caught up in the moment that he was compelled to reach back into history for a comparison. “Somebody asked me why are you here,” DeGraff called out. “I’m here because these colors don’t run! Eighty years ago this week, they tried to extinguish the darkness in a place called Pearl Harbor. We didn’t fold then, and we won’t fold now because we have come this far by faith!”