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Sorry Fox News, there is no War on Christmas and Santa isn’t White

Johnson, David Kyle (2013) Sorry Fox News, there is no War on Christmas and Santa isn’t White. LSE American Politics and Policy (22 Dec 2013). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

As the holiday season continues, so does commentary on the supposed ‘War on Christmas’. David Kyle Johnson looks at the recent history of Christmas controversies, including the claim made this month by Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly that Santa Claus “just is white.” He argues that the War on Christmas is a fiction, invented by Fox News, to promote a narrative of victimization common in conservative circles, and that, even though Santa isn’t necessarily white, Santa’s whiteness is protected for the comfort of white Christian conservatives.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: E History America > E11 America (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2014 11:47
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2019 23:18
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/58419

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