The link above at Progressnowaction.com is where I first saw the reference to an interview between Sam Seder and PHILLIPS the interviewer.
The full CNN Transcript starts with the introduction of:
Merry Christmas or happy holidays, a Christmas tree or a holiday tree, Which should it be? It depends on whom you ask. We've seen controversy, most notably prompted by the White House. It sent out cards, this card as a matter of fact, wishing a holiday season of hope and happiness. No mention of Christmas.
Some thoughts now on the subject. Sam Seder hosts the show "Majority Report" on Air America Radio. Bob Knight is the director of the Culture and Family Institute, it's affiliated with the Christian conservative organization, Concerned Women for America.
So why is the interview of any importance for someone that works for Air America? Just to show how the liberal left is so wacky that they can say such derogatory and hateful speech but says nothing as long as it is attacking what they feel is conservative (political) religions.
SEDER: Listen, as far as the war on Christmas goes, I feel like we should be waging a war on Christmas. I mean, I believe that Christmas, it's almost proven that Christmas has nuclear weapons, can be an imminent threat to this country, that they have operative ties with terrorists and I believe that we should sacrifice thousands of American lives in pursuit of this war on Christmas. And hundreds of billions of dollars of taxpayer money.
PHILLIPS: Is it a war on Christmas, a war Christians, a war on over-political correctness or just a lot of people with way too much time on their hands?
SEDER: I would say probably, if I was to be serious about it, too much time on their hands, but I'd like to get back to the operational ties between Santa Claus and al Qaeda.
PHILLIPS: I don't think that exists. Bob? Help me out here.
SEDER: We have intelligence, we have intelligence.
PHILLIPS: You have intel. Where exactly does your intel come from?
SEDER: Well, we have tortured an elf and it's actually how we got the same information from Al Libbi. It's exactly the same way the Bush administration got this info about the operational ties between al Qaeda and Saddam.
PHILLIPS: Okay, Bob Knight, Sam is tying in now the lack of information regarding weapons of mass destruction and somehow moving that into Santa Claus. Help me out here. What's going on? Is this a war on Christians, a war on Christmas? Is this too much political correctness?
So do you get that he is equating Christmas with terrorists with WMD, and that we should kill and the military sacrifice to wage this war. So instead of talking about wording in what people say when they meet, Seder has to show such hatred to equat Santa Claus and al Qaeda. But "Christmas" is not presented by Santa Claus. While they are both part of our customs, Christmas is to represent the birth of Jesus Christ. So "Merry Christmas" is not a Santa Claus phrase.
Then Seder has to bring in issues of torture and Libby to this debate, about saying a phrase at a holiday.
The next section is just drabble and argueing about other hollidays and even winter soltice as a holiday. Next Seder becomes outraged:
KNIGHT: OK. You know, when the Nazis moved into Austria in 1936...
SEDER: Oh, that's offensive, Bob, to raise Nazis. KNIGHT: They immediately removed from the schools. You can read about it in...
SEDER: Kyra, that's offensive.
KNIGHT: ...that we're moving toward that kind of attitude in this country.
SEDER: The Puritans also outlawed Christmas. The founding fathers of this country would fine you in Massachusetts if you celebrated Christmas in the beginning. So don't talk about Nazis, Bob. I think that's really inappropriate.
Why do you have to bring hate to this Christmas and holiday season? That's so sad, Bob.
KNIGHT: Well, let's go to the Soviet Union then too. They had grandfather frost.
Well, it's the truth. You ought to read the book yourself, and maybe you'll change your mind.
SEDER: It's just sad that you have to raise Nazis when you're talking about Christmas and the holiday season. And we all know that Christmas actually, Tannenbaum, it's a German holiday. Bob, I'm really, really disappointed in you.
KNIGHT: I'm sorry to disappoint you, but if you can't understand the force of history...
SEDER: To bring up Nazis, Bob.
KNIGHT: I'm not calling you a Nazi.
SEDER: Oh, who you calling Nazi? Who are you calling a Nazi, sir?
KNIGHT: I'm not.
PHILLIPS: Gentlemen, we got to let it there. We could probably...
SEDER: You are, sir.
PHILLIPS: Sam Seder...
SEDER: I'm offended.
So it was ok to bring up terrorists and war and again equating these with saying Merry Christmas". But it was not ok to say Nazi. Talk about double standard. One way to think about this would be that if we carried out his war that we should kill people that say "Merry Christmas" and willingly sacrifice soldiers to carry out this war.
So what does the left say about this:
From ProgressNow kudos:
a great (and very funny) exchange on CNN yesterday, thanks to Air America's Sam Seder:
From Bob thinks that the bogus (and offensive term in context of what is happening in Iraq) "War on Christmas " is an attack on people of faith. Knight also thinks that using the phrase " Happy Holidays," is offensive. Seder wondered how Bob would even get on TV if it wasn't for his claim that faith is being "cleansed" from the public square. You know Bob was in trouble in the segment when he brought up the Nazis. I'd like to find out how much money Jerry Falwell and his buddies have raked in since this started. Oh, and FOX is having a Holiday party.
I guess the crooks have never heard of an intellectual war. I guess I wonder if Seder would not have been on TV if he did was not willing to debate such topics. I wonder how much money all the liberals have grafted since this started? (Chewbacca defense).
So the left thinks it was ok to mention an actual war where people die and terrorism where innocent lives are taken. But it is not ok to even mention the word Nazi.
I know officially AMERICAblog ♥ Anderson Cooper, and we want to marry Dan Savage (after we knock off his husband), but we just might have to make room in our hearts for Sam Seder of Air America. His "war on Christmas" riff on CNN today will go down as a classic.
Seder, an avowed Christ-killer I believe, was debating one of the men at the Concerned Women for America, Robert Knight, who is one of the biggest nastiest homophobes on the planet.
So a love fest with all the lefties and a classic for me also. Just call people names when you don't want to discuss the issues (Ad Hominem).
Sam Seder did a pretty good job on CNN today giving this issue the degree of respect it deserves:
So if it deserves such little respect then why do the interview unless Seder wanted air time that he accused Knight.
Lastly, even though I put little emphasis on what people that have no control (power) in our society, I wanted to show how the left has no will to hall monitor themselves. Total people that commented on the web blogs is atrios=433, americablog=63, crooks=517, progress=0, and total 1013. Over 1000 people commented on a non important issue to their causes or indentity.
Instead of opening up another post, I thought I wanted to add Al Franken to my list of Wackies. Sometimes You Feel Like a Nut... (41 comments )
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