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MSNBC’s Reid Bashes Palin for Having a Christmas Tree...on Christmas!

By Noel Sheppard

Created 12/26/2013 - 6:51pm


 
As NewsBusters has reported for years, the hatred liberal media members have for and display towards former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin knows no bounds.

On MSNBC’s Ed Show Thursday, substitute host Joy Reid castigated Palin first for having the nerve to show family pictures on Fox & Friends Christmas Eve – the horror! – but also for having a Christmas tree on - wait for it! - Christmas (video follows with transcript and commentary):




JOY REID, SUBSTITUTE HOST: In “Pretenders” tonight, a merry Palin Christmas. Sarah Palin dropped by Fox & Friends to promote her manifesto on Christmas purity. She brought a treat better than Christmas cookies - family photos.

Imagine the gall of sharing photos of your family from Christmases past on a morning show on Christmas Eve. Should be a law against it, right?

But Reid was just getting her inanity machine warmed up:


(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

SARAH PALIN: In Skagway, Alaska, a little gold mining town where my dad was teaching school and coaching basketball, and that's my older brother and older sister. And then that was on a college break. We were all in college at the same time my siblings and I home for an alumni basketball game in Alaska.

STEVE DOOCY, HOST: That's really the key, isn't it, as we look at another picture of the family. There they are.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

REID: Not so fast, Palin. We learned some important lessons on Monday about all the arbor activity in those pictures. I even had to break out the good book, not hers of course.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

REID: Certain parts of the Bible also appear to preach against let’s say, I don’t know, Christmas trees. Here's Jeremiah 10-10, it reads:

“For the practices of the peoples are worthless; they cut a tree out of the forest, and a craftsman shapes it with his chisel. They adorn it with silver and gold; they fasten it with hammer and nails so it will not totter. Like a scare crow in a cucumber field, their idols cannot speak; they must be carried because they cannot walk. Do not fear them; they can do no harm nor can they do any good."

(END VIDEO CLIP)

REID: Now, a Christmas purist wouldn't want to stray from the Bible on Christmas, would she? Everyone celebrates Christmas in their own special way. That could mean being tree-side with the family or even profiting off your [cause?] and commercialism. But if Sarah Palin wants us to believe there's only one true meaning of Christmas, she can keep on pretending.


Now I'm sure many readers have heard this atheistic canard about Jeremiah speaking against Christmas trees.

As Grace Communion International points out, nothing can be further from the truth:


An important key to understanding any passage is to pay careful attention to its context. Verses 2 through 4 of Jeremiah 10 are part of a larger context. That larger context is verses 1 through 16. In these verses Jeremiah proclaims the Lord as the only God. "No one is like you, O Lord; you are great, and your name is mighty in power. Who should not revere you, O King of the nations? This is your due.... The Lord is the true God; he is the living God, the eternal King.... God made the earth by his power; he founded the world by his wisdom and stretched out the heavens by his understanding" (verses 6-7, 10, 12, NIV).

The gods that pagans worship are nothing compared to the Lord. "These gods, who did not make the heavens and the earth, will perish from the earth and from under the heavens" (verse 11). They are mere images made by men and women. "Every goldsmith is shamed by his idols. His images are a fraud; they have no breath in them. They are worthless, the objects of mockery" (verses 14-15).

Gold is not the only substance used to make idols. Verses 8 and 9 speak of "worthless wooden idols" on which workmen place hammered silver and gold, and rich apparel. When we consider that these verses condemn idolatry, we can understand what Jeremiah meant when he said "the customs of the peoples are worthless" (verse 3). No wonder he tells us not to "learn the way of the nations" (verse 2). [...]

Jeremiah is not condemning Christmas trees. He is condemning idolatry. The trees in Jeremiah 10 are cut down to carve them into worthless idols that will later be decorated with gold and silver. Jeremiah says nothing about Christmas trees. That custom originated in northern Europe, not in ancient Judea.

Not surprisingly, BillyGraham.org confirms this:


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.

Somehow I doubt this will deter the Christmas and Palin haters from cherry-picking lines out of the Bible to castigate their enemies.

http://newsbusters.org/print/69380

Quite the contrary, deceptive editing is standard operating procedure at MSNBC - even during the holidays!
« Last Edit: December 28, 2013, 08:25:03 AM by rangerrebew »
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Re: MSNBC's Reid bashes Palin for having a Christmas tree...on Christmas
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2013, 08:41:30 AM »
I'm sure the 12 viewers we're delighted by this bit of *cough* holiday cheer from MSNBC.
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Re: MSNBC's Reid bashes Palin for having a Christmas tree...on Christmas
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2013, 08:46:40 AM »
I'm sure the 12 viewers we're delighted by this bit of *cough* holiday cheer from MSNBC.

What makes you think there were that many viewers? :silly:
Abraham Lincoln:

There is no grievance that is a fit object of redress by mob law.
--January 27, 1838 Lyceum Address

Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties. And not to Democrats alone do I make this appeal, but to all who love these
great and true principles.
--August 27, 1856 Speech at Kalamazoo, Michigan

Let us then turn this government back into the channel in which the framers of the Constitution originally placed it.
--July 10, 1858 Speech at Chicago

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Re: MSNBC's Reid bashes Palin for having a Christmas tree...on Christmas
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2013, 08:57:28 AM »
Silly me. What was I thinking?  :shrug:
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Re: MSNBC's Reid bashes Palin for having a Christmas tree...on Christmas
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2013, 09:04:03 AM »
It just never ceases to amaze me how utterly bitter the people at MSNBS are on a regular basis.  They spew more bile at individuals than anyone I have ever seen, and it makes me ill to consider how it must be to live your life filled with so much hate for anyone or any thing.  What's more, a lot of the bile they spew over there is actually written for the hosts...they are bigger teleprompter junkies than Obama ever was.  They are fed this stuff on purpose and they are still on the air because someone is watching, and some sponsors still pay to advertise on MSNBS.


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Re: MSNBC's Reid bashes Palin for having a Christmas tree...on Christmas
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2013, 09:33:03 AM »
My Mom's mother was a Jehova's Witness. One Christmas, she came and saw their tree, and told Dad it was pagan religion, blah, blah, blah. He told her that he would get to Heaven if he had 100 Christmas trees.

As an aside about religious cults, and how ignorant people interpret the Bible, my uncle's daughter left JW and became a born again Christian. Church doctrine says to disown those who leave, so he disowned her. I didn't know this about them.

A few months ago, Mom came from Fl. to visit. He and his sister came also, along with his daughter. We had a nice time, and when they left, his daughter held back. She then began crying, saying that day was the first day he spoke to her in many years, that she was surprised he showed up in the same room with her. She said she loves him so much and wants just a hug, but that will never happen.

People on MSNBC are doing America a disservice by initiating their talking points, of which they know little or nothing about. It's those who take scripture wrong who are doing the most damage, not only atheists.

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Re: MSNBC's Reid bashes Palin for having a Christmas tree...on Christmas
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2013, 09:37:45 AM »
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It's those who take scripture wrong who are doing the most damage, not only atheists.
True, and one destructive way to misinterpret scripture is to take it out of context. There's a Bible teacher I know, Greg Koukl, who always says, "Never read a Bible verse." He continues:
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Instead, read a paragraph, at least. Always check the context. Observe the flow of thought. Then focus on the verse.

Remember, meaning always flows from the top down, from the larger units to the smaller units. A reflection on a Bible passage from a sermon or a devotional may be edifying, encouraging, and uplifting. If it is not the message of the text, though, it lacks biblical authority even when the quote comes right out of the Word of God.

If you will do this one thing if you will read carefully in the context applying the paraphrase principle you will begin to understand the Bible as God intended. Without the bigger picture you'll be lost.

Only when you are properly informed by God's Word the way it is written in its context can you be transformed by it. Every piece becomes powerful when it's working together with the whole.

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Re: MSNBC's Reid bashes Palin for having a Christmas tree...on Christmas
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2013, 10:54:22 AM »
True, and one destructive way to misinterpret scripture is to take it out of context. There's a Bible teacher I know, Greg Koukl, who always says, "Never read a Bible verse." He continues:


I never heard that before. How true. My dad thought like that.


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