Monday, October 24, 2011

Fox News’s new battle cry: “War on Halloween”!

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I guess Fox News got tired of waiting for Christmas:

‘Fox and Friends’ news ticker: “WAR ON HALLOWEEN: Schools Across Country Cancel Celebrations”

Media Matters explains that Fox is now waxing indignant over claims that numerous schools are forcing students to ignore Halloween outright in an overly politically correct attempt to appease those forever uppity (il)legal aliens who might be feeling left-out.

Naturally, it turns out this is only slightly divorced from reality, which is that some schools are telling kids not to wear costumes during class primarily for health and safety reasons, whilst fully encouraging them to do so after school hours. Yet another “War” that doesn’t even amount to a quibble.

(via @mmfa)