If there's one religion in America that the liberal media sees as fair game for mockery and disrespect, it's Christianity. And so it was that on CNN's New Day this morning, co-host John Berman felt free to say:
"Merry Freaking Christmas."
Berman did so for the purpose of scoring a cheap political point about President Trump's pardons. His notion was that, given the continuing wrangling over the Covid relief package, the unemployed and members of the armed services are unsure of when their relief or pay raises will be coming. But for those receiving pardons from the president . . . "Merry Freaking Christmas."
Try to imagine Berman, or any member of the liberal media, offering such a disrespectful holiday greeting in regard to any other religion. Go ahead, try to fill in the blank: Happy Freaking [insert name of holiday of other religion.] Wouldn't happen in a million—make that a billion—years. But Christianity? Mock away!
JOHN BERMAN: It’s Christmas eve, but that doesn’t even begin to tell the story. So, if you are unemployed this morning, we can’t tell you if you’re going to get that next relief check. If you’re a service member, that pay raise, maybe not.
But if you lied to the Mueller investigation, or are related to Jared Kushner: Merry Freaking Christmas!
And who knows what else is in store for the next 27 days? This political acid trip that kicks off this morning in Mar-a-Lago. Overnight, President Trump pardoned his longtime allies, Paul Manafort and Roger Stone, both of whom refused to cooperate with the Mueller probe. He also pardoned Jared Kushner’s father. Republican Senator Ben Sasse summed it up in one sentence, saying quote, this is rotten to the core.
On a personal note: as per this CNN story, Berman is Jewish, as am I. It is particularly embarrassing and shameful to me that a fellow Jew would make such a vulgar and disrespectful comment. I apologize on behalf of all Jews, and to all who celebrate, wish a Very Merry Christmas.
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