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Bill O'Reilly Defends Megyn Kelly: 'Santa Was a White Person' — VIDEO

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Bill O'Reilly has Megyn Kelly's back on Santa, and also wants a piece of this year's biggest 'War on Christmas' headline. Although it doesn't matter that Santa was a white person, O'Reilly insists, "she's right, Santa was a white person."

And it's a big deal, according to O'Reilly because it's just the latest attempt by liberals to kill the all-powerful Faux News.

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  1. Can we find a really huge piece of coal to drop on Bill's head? That would do it.

    Posted by: Jack M | Dec 17, 2013 9:49:45 AM


  2. really...this is important? controversy about a fictional character and what race he is? how stupid Faux news..

    Posted by: mymy | Dec 17, 2013 9:54:53 AM


  3. well, there's a surprise. O'Reilly continues proselytize his very narrow view of the world. Some holiday traditions just won't go away...

    Posted by: hugo | Dec 17, 2013 10:02:33 AM


  4. Stupid in so many level. Who would spend one minute watching these people on tv?

    Posted by: Matt27 | Dec 17, 2013 10:05:02 AM


  5. 'Santa Claus' is based on St Nicholas, who was Greek. Not totally fictional. Sort of a real person who's life story has had the Hollywood treatment.

    Posted by: Alan | Dec 17, 2013 10:10:09 AM


  6. I remember when he was the anchor of Hard Copy and would cover equally stupid stories.

    Posted by: homer | Dec 17, 2013 10:11:52 AM


  7. And why do we care about this exactly?

    Posted by: Jay | Dec 17, 2013 10:13:01 AM


  8. Even sadder is that Fox has the highest ratings and wins every time slot for cable news.

    Posted by: Dixichuk | Dec 17, 2013 10:15:00 AM


  9. You all are so dumb that you don't even know that as you attack O'Reilly you are for the most part agreeing with him.

    This all started as a throw away line done tongue in cheek by Megyn Kelly. It wasn't supposed to be a big deal but then starting with Media Matters, a bunch of left wingers made a huge deal out of the fact that Kelly suggested both Santa and Jesus was white.

    O'Reilly only addressed this after the media firestorm which went on for more than five days.

    He agrees with most of you who assert that this is much ado about nothing, but he also stipulates that Megyn Kelly was technically right about Santa.

    One of you called this Faux News, no doubt meant to mock Fox News, not realizing that it wasn't FNC, but the left wing media that turned these comments into a media firestorm.

    In fact, this is as O'Reilly said an issue of race always being potentially explosive and FNC being a big target.

    In this case, because Megyn Kelly stated on Jay Leno that she's straight news, the left wingers were determined to do anything to marginalize that statement, and this was the first salvo.

    Posted by: Ted_Margaris_Chicago | Dec 17, 2013 10:19:26 AM


  10. Megyn Kelly was right about Santa? So that means he's real!?!?

    Posted by: Dave P | Dec 17, 2013 10:23:16 AM


  11. It's called Faux News because they say ridiculous things like this on air. Saint Nicholas came from an area that is now Turkey. Jesus was born in the Middle East. Neither was white. It wasn't tongue-in-cheek: watch the original video. Faux News makes declarations; it does not report news. The proof is in their charter: they are an 'entertainment' company.

    Posted by: Raybob | Dec 17, 2013 10:25:17 AM


  12. Spoken like a true illiterate white trash Nazi whore. Seig Heil!

    Posted by: Sean | Dec 17, 2013 10:32:10 AM


  13. Don't feed the rabid Right trolls, Raybob. They love trolling gay sites.

    It's just typical idiocy from some right-wing vapid blond who says something stupid in all seriousness and then tries to backtrack it. Then her buddies come to her defense making themselves look equally stupid.

    Watch the tape, there's not a hint of humor in her voice when she makes the statement, not ONE HINT. Case closed.

    Posted by: johnny | Dec 17, 2013 10:34:24 AM


  14. This tends to come down to a semantical argument over what "white" means, but in reality the argument is whether or not Santa Claus "needs" to be literally white. BO is saying SC "needs" to be white. A dark skinned SC would be "unacceptable" in his view. Of course, SC does not need to be white. SC was traditionally represented in Europe as just another jolly fat white guy, but this is colloquial and provincial happenstance. There's nothing about SC that requires he be white. His overall character would not change.

    Posted by: anon | Dec 17, 2013 10:58:53 AM


  15. St. Nicholas was an upper crust Greek in a prosperous Greek port town in Asia Minor BEFORE it was Turkey, Turkish, Muslim, Arab-conquered, or any such thing. He was most assuredly white with a hint of olive in complexion. Santa Claus, on the other hand, is a fictional figure, made white by advertisers and the like, invented and re-invented time and time again. Jesus was Semitic and likely looked like someone the Faux news crowd would suspect as a terrorist and frisk at airport security.

    Posted by: clint | Dec 17, 2013 11:17:23 AM


  16. Ted_Margaris_Chicago

    Uh no. There was no tongue-in-cheek value to her statement. She said it sincerely. She said it seriously.

    And while I could ignore her ignorance because neither figure mentioned in her original statement matter as far as their physical appearance. I have to say O'Reilly coming to her defense on such a irrelevant matter should be quite embarrassing to him. It's a fictional character. A) It doesn't matter B) because he's a fictional character he didn't and doesn't really exist.

    What's next? A dissertation on Pokemon characters?

    Posted by: jakeinlove | Dec 17, 2013 11:21:02 AM


  17. @Ted_Margaris_Chicago

    Where to begin?

    First, this was no throwaway done tongue-in-cheek. Everyone had seen the video, and most can comprehend things that happen in front of us.

    Second, Kelly is not technically right. Nikolaos of Myra was a Greco-Turk and DNA analysis indicates that he was brown, not white.

    Third, the media firestorm is not the issue--the white supremacy in her statement is. The claim to fact about a fictional character (Santa Claus) is.

    Fourth, a straight news journalist doesn’t claim to have led a story with a joke, nor does she hold a debate on an essay without inviting its author.

    Posted by: Carlie | Dec 17, 2013 11:47:01 AM


  18. Billo won't be happy until he's sucked all of the joy out of Christmas.

    Posted by: Daniel | Dec 17, 2013 12:40:43 PM


  19. Yes and the real St. Nickolas never sat in the middle of a shopping mall and told little children that there would be toys under the Christmas tree, or wore a red suit with white fur trimmings, or had a sleigh pulled by reindeer. Cultural icons are always amended to fit the needs of the current generation so they stay relevant or in America, commercial. What's the big deal.

    Posted by: StevyD | Dec 17, 2013 1:15:16 PM


  20. she's right about santa, laughably wrong about jebus. it was the outraged and angry tone she took about both of them, the angry persecuted white person outraged in a segment over a minor article, designed to stoke the fires of the "war on xmas", which now has an added explosive and touchy racial angle to it


    i dont see the big deal in feeling butthurt that santa is white, nor do i see the big deal in angrily defending a white santa. but when santa is cast for a commercial, it's gonna be a white person, bfd. should we have latino and asian santas too? the colorblind recasting of characters like santa (and heimdall "the white god" in thor) is awkward and stupid. and why are latinos and asians always cut out of this obvious and shallow patronizing? where are their santas? santa came from white culture, get over it. it shouldn't be psychologically damaging for black children but getting panties in a bunch on either side is dumb.

    that said, i look forward with glee with popcorn in hand to the guaranteed proliferation of black santas next year, giving new life to racial tension in general and added grievance in tge xmas wars. merry blackmas!

    Posted by: Jaker | Dec 17, 2013 1:23:01 PM


  21. God is a Black Woman

    Posted by: Robert | Dec 17, 2013 1:28:06 PM


  22. @ted. kelly is clearly not "straight news", she has an opinionated pundit show, and she should be called on her obvious fronting. she's no victim here, but it's nice to see her earn her "persecuted conservative" stripes on "faux news". yes it is faux news. her foot stamping segment on black santa shows that.

    Posted by: Jaker | Dec 17, 2013 1:36:32 PM


  23. Next up: the Easter Bunny is black. So is snow.

    Political correctness out of control.

    Posted by: Randy | Dec 17, 2013 2:45:03 PM


  24. Andy Towle is textbook example of ashamed, cowardly, liberal white guilt I have ever encountered. What is this, the 9th article he's posted about this topic? Sounds like someone is biffs with Aisha Harris or whatever her name is.

    Posted by: Trolleroad | Dec 17, 2013 2:48:53 PM


  25. @Ted_Margaris_Chicago: Your post was hilarious. It was tongue-in-cheek, wasn't it?

    Posted by: ajax28 | Dec 17, 2013 5:15:21 PM


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