NPR’s Nina Totenberg Apologizes for Saying “Christmas”

December 20, 2010

In an otherwise unremarkable dumb commentary comparing the need of businesses for stable laws with the horrifying uncertainty government bureaucrats face not knowing how much more they get spend each year, NPR’s Nina Totenberg states: “I was at – forgive the expression – a Christmas party.”

Oh the horror of mentioning the unmentionable holiday!

I have never been able to understand the terrible harm to a non-Christian from hearing mere mentioning of the Christmas holiday. If you want to wish me a happy Hannukah, a happy Ramadan or wonderful celebration of the Buddha’s enlightenment, great! Go ahead. I may be surprised, but what is the harm?

The only one sillier than the person claiming that mentioning of a religious holiday is offensive, is the person who then replaces the name of the holiday with some bland substitute.

So this year wish everyone a “Merry Christmas” and not a “Happy Holidays.”

Here is the video of Totenberg’s silliness (via The Right Scoop):

I sure hope the new Congress will make sure that we no longer pay a penny of Totenberg’s salary by cutting off NPR and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting from all government funds.

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