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War On Christmas Denial From CNN And Media Matters
David Brock's Media Matters put up this video denying the existence of a War On Christmas
The underlying story, which they're saying is totally not evidence of a War On Christmas, is that Lincoln Chafee, Governor of Rhode Island, insists on calling the 17 foot spruce in the Rhode Island state house a holiday tree.
He insists that it's part of the state's tradition of religious freedom, but that's an error. What he's thinking of here is religious pluralism, which works against freedom of religion in the public square, because people are told that they're not allowed to say Merry Christmas:
More Media Matters denialism:
- Mission Accomplished: Fox Declares "No More 'War On Christmas'"
- The Fake "War On Christmas" Campaign Begins
- EXCLUSIVE: Fox Runs With Another Bogus War On Christmas Story?
For the refutation, see Tom Piatak's Yes, Virginia (And Michelle Goldberg), There Is A War Against Christmas.