Poor Megyn Kelly. She had a tough time last week, after the lame stream media jumped down her throat for proclaiming to kids at home watching The Kelly Files--by the way, whose kids are those??–that “Santa just IS white,” while trying to argue against Aisha Harris’s Slate piece that it was time for a more racially diverse Saint Nick. (“Just so you know,” she added, “we’re just debating this because someone wrote about it, kids.”)
According to Ms. Kelly, this was not her definitively telling America’s youths about the skin color of an imaginary person. It was all part of her injection of “humor” into her show, which of course was “lost on the humorless.” On her show on Friday, she defended her Santa missive, saying the message was “tongue-in-cheek.” Totally. Fox News. Where people go to get all their news told to them with a wink.
“This would be funny if it were not so telling about our society, in particular, the knee-jerk instinct by so many to race-bait and to assume the worst in people, especially people employed by the very powerful Fox News Channel,” Ms. Kelly said, witlessly.
In actuality,the anchor said, she was not motivated by racism, but by something “far less sinister.” So what was it, folks?
“A lifetime of exposure to the very same, quote, commercials, mall casting calls and movies Harris references in her piece from “Miracle on 34th Street” to the Thanksgiving Day Parade to the national Christmas tree lighting, we continually see St. Nick as a white man in modern day America.”
Sorry, right. Not racism. Tradition. What, you guys can’t see the difference?
Black Santa gets it.
This marks the first time in Fox News history that they’ve tried to make light about the very serious topic of Christmas. Guys! Get serious! Don’t you know there’s a war going on out there?