Don Imus: "There's no 'war on Christmas' ... It's absurd"

"I don't care. I think it's fine. It just doesn't mean anything," Imus said

Published December 11, 2012 6:54PM (EST)

      (Fox Business)
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Conservative radio host Don Imus dismissed the War on Christmas to Stuart Varney on "Imus in the Morning" on Fox Business, saying that "it's absurd." He added: "I don't care. I think it's fine. It just doesn't mean anything."

Imus was railing against trumped-up outrages, particularly the War on Christmas, and told Varney: "The uproar, this War on Christmas. There's no War on Christmas, I mean it's absurd."

Varney objected, saying that twice when he gave money to Salvation Army bell ringers, they told him "Happy Holidays." Imus shot back: "Can't we as Christians, though, be all-inclusive, and wish happy holidays to our Jewish brethren."


Via MediaMatters.

By Jillian Rayfield

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