If you want to know why Fox News is the number one rated network in Ebenezer Scrooge's household, let Mr. Stephen Colbert show you why you should never have empathy for the homeless, especially on Christmas.
Fox News' Bill O'Reilly and John Stossel have dedicated much of the holiday season to fighting against the worthy cause of homelessness — I'm, sorry. Did I say "homelessness?" Because what I meant to say was that they've dedicated much of the holiday season to fighting against the homeless — as in the people who don't have homes.
O'Reilly has recently taken issue with Washington Rep. Jim McDermott for asserting that the U.S. should look to Jesus Christ as an example of how to care for our less fortunate citizens. It's a pretty clear message, but what O'Reilly's unhappy about is how all this charity will costs those rich people who are expected to be charitable.
Next, John Stossel did an "exposé" on panhandlers in which he dressed up as a homeless man and went onto the street to ask for money (looks like someone went to the Tyra Banks School of Journalism). A lot of people passed on their spare change, only to moments later be approached by the Fox News cameras. When asked why they gave money, answers ranged from "he looked cold" to "I wanted to help." Ugh, what a bunch of communists!
Thankfully, Stephen Colbert has now stepped in to lend his support to Stossel and O'Reilly by saying that he, too, believes in Christ's lesson of tricking people into acting charitable only to then rub it in their faces.
God bless us! Everyone! (Well, not everyone...)