FoxNews and the Culture Wars

While normally, I like FoxNews (as I like most things that the left demonizes), I do have a problem with this “war on Christmas” story that I’ve seen a couple times today on their website and on their morning show. 

  A Massachusetts father is standing by claims that his 8-year-old son was sent home from school after the boy drew a stick figure of Jesus on a crucifix.

Chester Johnson, 40, said his son did indeed draw the picture circulated to reporters and that Taunton School District officials later said was not the same drawing discovered by the second-grade student’s teacher earlier this month.

“I swear to God, on my grave, you could kill me if I’m lying,” Johnson, 40, told FoxNews.com. “I wouldn’t make nothing up. This is the holiday season — I don’t have time for that.” . . .

School officials said Tuesday that the boy was not suspended due to the sketch.

“This report is totally inaccurate, and the student was never suspended,” a statement read.

The school claims the incident took place nearly two weeks ago and says the incident was handled “appropriately.”

School officials also denied Johnson’s claim that students were asked to draw something that reminded them of Christmas or another holiday.

“Contrary to what has been reported, there was no request or assignment by the teacher for students to sketch something that reminded them of Christmas or any religious holiday,” the statement continued.

Johnson said his son made the drawing on Dec. 2 after his teacher asked children to sketch something that reminded them of the holiday season.

Now, I don’t know who’s to believe here (although the claims that the teacher “asked children to sketch something that reminded them of the holiday season” do sound a little odd).  In fact, I’d bet that even if the dad is wrong, it’s probably more of a case of miscommunications combined with jumping to conclusions than outright lying.  Either way, though, dad gets what he wants, his name in lights and sympathy for being a victim.   

Fox and the war on Christmas folks incentivize this, just like liberal groups do to “victims” of their pet causes. 

Added: Fox isn’t specifically pushing this as a war on Christmas story, but the teasers given for the morning show story certainly gave that impression, and that’s what pulls the viewer in.  In case you wanted one, here is a real war on Christmas story.

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