Another FOX News threat to inflict bodily harm made in the guise of a "joke"
December 15, 2006
Franklin Graham visited Hannity & Colmes Thursday night to promote his Operation Christmas Child which provides shoeboxes with gifts and, not so coincidentally, a book of the gospel, to children in developing countries. As he and Hannity reflected on the importance of keeping Christ in Christmas, Hannity held up one of the toys and "joked," "We can stuff this down a liberal's throat and shut him - make him quiet."
In addition to that Christmas spirit, there was a lot of talk about the "war on Christmas." Hannity said "We’re winning."
Graham was not so sure but he vowed to fight on… in the spirit of love and peace and doing his best to push everyone into worshiping the way he does. "I don't know if we're winning or not but you know I'm not going to back down." He added that he wants every child to know not only that God loves them but that "Jesus Christ is God's son who died on a cross for their sins and Christmas is all about Christ coming to this earth to save us from our sins." "And giving his life for us," Christian-spirited Hannity added.Graham said that when you give a gift to a child "in Christ's name, you're doing something for them that no one else has ever done before." That must be quite a risky venture because, Graham insisted, "We're living in a world that hates Christ, OK. We live in a world that hates not only his name but everything about him."
Nevertheless, Graham also told Alan Colmes that children don’t have to accept the Christian faith to get the gifts. Comment: No, just the booklet of the Gospel that goes with them.Then it was back to the war on Christmas and the attempt to take prayer out of school. As Graham spoke, Hannity was playing with one of the little stuffed animals that, presumably, was a sample of what the children would get. Hannity held up the animal and said, "Hey, Reverend, forgive me for sounding bad. We can stuff this down a liberal's throat and shut him - make him quiet."
by Larry Simons
December 16, 2006
Here we are with another example of threatening bodily harm by a FOX News employee made in the guise of a "joke". Of course, we know this isn’t the only example of bodily harm threats made by FOX News employees. Bill O’Reilly in July 2006 stated on the air that 9/11 truth activist Kevin Barrett "belongs in the Charles River floating down". In October, 2006, O’ Reilly once again threatened internet bloggers when he said, "I think I have to say President Bush has a much healthier attitude toward this (bloggers) than I do. Because if I can get away with it, boy, I’d go in with a hand grenade…" And who could forget FOX News contributer Ann Coulter’s threats that the New York Times should be sent Anthrax or when she wrote a column about Lincoln Chafee titled, "They shot the wrong Lincoln" implying HE should be shot.
This is simply amazing how these Neo-con assholes can get away with their repeated threats. The Neo-cons would say "ahhh, it was only a joke". First of all, a threat to do bodily harm is never funny, and second, they aren’t jokes. These son of a bitches mean every word of what they say. They say it on purpose and they say it without conscience. It doesn’t surprise me that Franklin Graham would chuckle after a physical threat was made by a Neo-con. Conservative Christians such as Graham are fearmongering, warmongering hypocrites who revel in taking advantage of the very weakest minds in America….that of non-thinking religious fanatics who delight in basking in their Strassian ideologies. They love authoritarianism so much, and hate liberalism so much they abandon individual and rational thought even to the point where they follow and support agendas they KNOW are lies.
These people are the REAL threat to freedom and the way of life we have enjoyed for the past 230 years. These people are the REAL threats to our Constitution and our most sacred documents and traditions. The most powerful terrorist on the planet will not and cannot take away our way of life, our freedom or our civil liberties…..but yet we are losing them on a daily basis. So, we are forced to ask ourselves….who are the REAL terrorists? Those who abuse freedom or those who literally take it away from us?