Two days ago, the Christmas tree in front of the Fox News headquarters was set on fire. To the anchors on the channel, the story was like manna from heaven. While the person who set the fire, a homeless man, was not politically motivated at all, the network has still treated the incident like a terrorist attack.
Last night, both Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity made the Christmas tree fire their main story. And the network had a major tree lighting ceremony today with all their main personalities present.
During the event, contributor Reverend Jacques DeGraff was asked why he was at the lighting. His answer:
“Somebody asked me, why are you here? I’m here because these colors don’t run. 80 years ago, this week, they tried to extinguish to darkness in a place called Pearl Harbor. We didn’t fold then, and we won’t fold now, because we’ve come this far by faith. In our tradition we say, this little light of mine, I’m going to let it shine. The red, the white, the blue, and the light of America, we’re going to let it shine.”
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