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MSNBC took time out of its busy schedule of airing fluff about the president to castigate the rabid left’s favorite chewtoy. The craven network blasted Sarah Palin for the gall of going on Fox & Friends, and specifically, if her Christmas tree was over-the-line.
True, it is Christmas, and the subject of whether or not Christmas trees are wooden idols is a subject hot on the lips of the news anchors at MSNBC. When the daily meeting on the next way they were going to ‘get’ Sarah Palin turned back to the inevitable question about Christmas trees – whether or not Jeremiah 2-4 calls them idols – a veritable meeting of the minds exploded into a brainstorm.
‘Hey, why don’t we somehow tie this atheist-contrived controversy about Christmas trees to Sarah Palin. Let’s see her talk her way out of that one to the Bible-thumping rubes in the Rethuglican base!’ Tingles must have chortled.
‘Oh yes, as a Harvard-educated Biblical scholar on both the book of Jeremiah and Christmas trees, that surely will make her look like a petty and foolish fraud!’ one can imagine Rachel Maddow chiming in.
Joy Reid was summoned by MSNBC to make the attack happen on air, and the rest is history. Unfortunately, it’s just not Biblical history. As Newsbusters points out about the cherry-picked Jeremiah verses, BillyGraham.org says:
These verses, however, do not apply to Christmas trees, but they do condemn the idolatry practiced in Jeremiah’s day. God’s people were following the customs of the heathen who cut down trees, shaped the wood into idols, decorated them with silver and gold ornaments, and worshiped them as gods.
That’s too bad. But you’d think the folks at MSNBC would be more careful. The last time someone attempted to make a phony historical analogy about Sarah Palin, it led to him leaving the network.