New York, NY — In counterstrike against the war on Christmas, the incoming Donald Trump Administration has teamed up with Fox News for a first-of-its-kind holiday “protest” against the New York Times. President-elect Trump has been very critical of the newspaper’s bias against him, and found a worthy ally in the right-wing television news network.
The idea was the brainchild of Secretary of New Media Steve Bannon who wanted to show both supporters and detractors that Donald Trump was serious about “preserving the heritage America.”
“President-elect Trump is concerned about what’s happened to America,” said transition team spokeswoman Kellyanne Conway speaking with CNN this morning. “And it’s clear that the mainstream media will stop at nothing to disparage and misrepresent not only Mr. Trump, but some of our most valued traditions in America. And the people have had it. So the erecting of this nativity scene is a kind of ‘reverse protest’ against those forces. It’s peaceful and appropriate.”
The “War on Christmas” (or less sensationally, the Christmas controversy) a primarily American right-wing demagogic neologism referring to secular attempts to keep the December solstice holiday shopping season culturally inclusive. It sets the standard by which all other “manufactroversies” may be judged. It is famously fought every year by Fox News Channel’s Bill O’Reilly as well as a few other loud and obnoxious talking heads. Donald Trump has undertaken the cause and linked it strategically to his “make America great again” political rhetoric with a “make Christmas great again” twist.
According to media industry insiders, involving Fox News will allow the President elect to reach his audience beyond his twitter feed given that a recent study showed that almost 72% of Trump supporters thought the popular social medium was a kind of bird.