With Christmas just days away, it’s that magical time of the year where the talking heads over at Fox News update their viewers on the latest perceived attack on the holiday.
In a bizarre “War on Christmas” segment on Tucker Carlson Tonight, Carlson and triggered radio host and Fox News contributor Tammy Bruce took aim at a recent move in Scotland to make gingerbread men genderless, saying it opens up a new international attack on Christmas organized by “the left.”
“The war on Christmas is a global struggle,” Carlson said while opening the segment. “In the parliament of Scotland – they have a national parliament – the coffee shop has stopped selling gingerbread men. Why? Gender specific. They’re not called gingerbread people, you don’t want to give them a gender without their consent.”
“You don’t even want to know how many bathrooms there are in gingerbread houses now,” Carlson said sarcastically. “A lot.”
“The left has worked now for a couple of generations to condition us to, ahead of time, worry about what we’re going to say,” she said.
“I contend, after living your entire life being kind of bullied into what you can and cannot say and presumptions that you’re bad people, that it can be the smallest thing that tips you over the edge, that’s the tipping point,” Bruce told host Tucker Carson.
“And in this case it’s calling gingerbread men a gingerbread person — and obviously, they’re men,” she concluded.
Tammy Bruce says cookies have a gender and "obviously they're men" pic.twitter.com/n7NWEzQrJc
— Madeline (@peltzmadeline) December 19, 2018
The segment was widely mocked on social media:
CNN: Michael Flynn…
NBC: Michael Flynn…
Fox News: The biggest scandal in America today is the emasculation of cookies. A look at the liberal agenda’s attempt to ruin Christmas. https://t.co/dB2SPs4L7G
— The Volatile Mermaid (@OhNoSheTwitnt) December 19, 2018
Imagine giving a single fuck whether or not someone refers to gingerbread men as gingerbread people.
Now imagine giving so many fucks that you devote a segment to it on your show that is watched by 2+ million people. https://t.co/3THUj8RR7U
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) December 19, 2018
It's Chips Ahoy, not Chips AHER
It's Milanos, not MILANAS
It's Tim Tams, not TIM TAMMYS https://t.co/LxRIoV3A3C
— andi zeisler (@andizeisler) December 19, 2018
Serving my children cookies with big veiny dicks to own the libs https://t.co/6i5nBbeZbT
— Vince Mancini (@VinceMancini) December 19, 2018
Owning the libs by giving my children cookies with graphic, anatomically accurate genitalia https://t.co/TZTKgB4cfn
— Jess Dweck (@TheDweck) December 19, 2018
This is the ideal male body. You may not like it, but this is what peak performance looks like. pic.twitter.com/gm7Pa6KNgO
— Mannheim Steamroller Season (@soundkitties) December 19, 2018
Things Fox does not get mad about:
*Russia undermining our democracy
*Human rights abuses against vulnerable people seeking asylum
Things Fox does worry about:
*cookie gender. https://t.co/kmMGvUtPPK
— Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg (@TheRaDR) December 19, 2018