Fox News Contributor Seems To Compare Tree Fire To Pearl Harbor At New Christmas Tree Lighting: “We Didn’t Fold Then, And We Won’t Fold Now!”

They are never going to stop doing this.

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Ever since a 49-year-old homeless man was arrested for allegedly setting a giant Christmas tree outside the Fox News building in midtown Manhattan ablaze early Wednesday, the network has gotten really weird. Well, I mean weirder than usual. Craig Tamanaha was quickly taken into custody and charged with a list of crimes. According to police, the fire didn’t appear to be premeditated or politically motivated, but Fox News is trying to make political points with it.

Fox News host Tucker Carlson called it “an attack on Christianity,” even though the Christmas tree is a pagan symbol. Fox & Friends hosts dramatically consoled their viewers over the burnt tree, with Ainsley Earhardt promising to “rebuild it.” Fox News host Brian Kilmeade managed to somehow blame “left-wing” officials. Meanwhile, Republican Party Chair Ronna McDaniel bizarrely linked President Joe Biden to the tree and suggested that the burned tree will be a “huge problem for Democrats.”

But wait, we’re not done.

The new Christmas tree was lit up, and Fox News contributor Rev. Jacques DeGraff appeared to compare the burnt tree to Pearl Harbor.

“Somebody asked me why are you here,” DeGraff said. “I’m here because these colors do not run! Eighty years ago this week, they tried to extinguish the darkness in a place called Pearl Harbor. We didn’t fold then, and we will not fold now because we have come this far by faith!”

“In our tradition, we say, ‘This little light of mine,'” he added. “‘I’m going to let it shine!’ The red, the white, and the blue, and the light of America, we are going to let it shine.”


It’s a tree, and it’s not even a real tree. 2,403 U.S. military personnel were killed when Pearl Harbor was attacked in 1941, so sure; it’s just like having your artificial tree burned.

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