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Bill O'Reilly Says He Wished Barbara Waters "Happy Holidays" Because She's Jewish
December 14, 2011

Posted on 12/13/2011 9:14:09 PM PST by Steelfish

Bill O'Reilly Says He Wished Barbara Waters "Happy Holidays" Because She's Jewish: Is This the PC form of Greetings? Cultural and Religious Sensitivity?


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1 posted on 12/13/2011 9:14:14 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Yeah, like she is SO “Jewish” anyway. Whorebag homewrecker.


2 posted on 12/13/2011 9:17:39 PM PST by montag813
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To: Steelfish

Christmas is for everyone.


3 posted on 12/13/2011 9:18:12 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war. It's coming.)
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To: Steelfish
I don't have a problem of "Happy Holidays" to a person of the Jewish faith.

If I don't know their faith, then it is "Merry Christmas" for me.

4 posted on 12/13/2011 9:19:23 PM PST by mckenzie7 (Democrats = Trough Sloppers!)
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To: Steelfish

Holydays isn’t PC. He was just being polite. Don’t read too much into it.

PC is when you attempt to control someone else’s speech because it may offend someone.

If you freely choose to say something out of courtesy or what may be appropriate for that person, that is just freedom.


5 posted on 12/13/2011 9:20:35 PM PST by mnehring
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To: Steelfish

I’m with him, on this. Nothing is gained for Christianity by unkindness.


6 posted on 12/13/2011 9:21:07 PM PST by truth_seeker
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To: Steelfish

Who is Barbara Waters?


7 posted on 12/13/2011 9:22:08 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Steelfish
Do you mean Barbara Walters?
8 posted on 12/13/2011 9:24:04 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: truth_seeker

But why is this “unkindness” if the intent is to wish the Peace and Blessings of the event that makes it Christmas (The Mass of Christ)?


9 posted on 12/13/2011 9:24:16 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

I read that Walters is her real name, and that she was born in Boston. From her accent, I had always assumed she was from Eastern Europe.


10 posted on 12/13/2011 9:25:10 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: nickcarraway

Yes- typo regretted


11 posted on 12/13/2011 9:25:18 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

If someone’s Jewish, why not wish them a happy Chanukah? Happy holidays is only for when you aren’t sure what religion they are, or they celebrate multiple ones.


12 posted on 12/13/2011 9:28:05 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Steelfish

He shudda dragged her under the mistletoe and planted a big wet one right on the smacker! Dat’s what a stand-up guy from Lon Guyland wudda done...


13 posted on 12/13/2011 9:30:10 PM PST by bigbob
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To: nickcarraway

My Jewish dentist wishes me Merry Christmas every year.


14 posted on 12/13/2011 9:32:26 PM PST by MaxMax
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To: nickcarraway

Excellent point.


15 posted on 12/13/2011 9:33:52 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

Is she the old ho-bag that did LBJ? Or was that Helen Thomas?


16 posted on 12/13/2011 9:39:30 PM PST by Blado (The Democrat Party: a criminal conspiracy hiding under a thin patina of altruistic hypocrisy)
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To: MaxMax

My Jewish dentist wishes me Merry Christmas every year.

xoxoxox

I used to really enjoy being in Israel during holidays or weekends. They great everybody, even just walking by with “Shabbot Shalom, or Hag Sameach”.


17 posted on 12/13/2011 9:47:05 PM PST by Dogbert41 (Israel is real:))
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To: Steelfish

HEY BILL O’REILLY! YEAH, YOU! What are you going to say to a Brit on the Fourth of July?

Speak up Bill, we can’t hear when you guzzle that damned PC Koolaid!


18 posted on 12/13/2011 9:47:38 PM PST by Graewoulf (( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: mckenzie7

“I don’t have a problem of “Happy Holidays” to a person of the Jewish faith.”
____________________________________________

I don’t have a problem of “Merry Christmas” to a person of the Jewish faith.

Unless history has been re-written lately, the holiday has
always been called Christmas, and it celebrates the birth of Christ.
If someone, be he Jew, Muslim, or whatever is offended, they have a serious problem.

If someone of another faith wishes me a happy (insert faith holiday) I would be honored.


19 posted on 12/13/2011 9:53:09 PM PST by AlexW
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To: Steelfish

I don’t want anybody tells me ‘Happy Eid’l Fitr’ when the person knew that I’m a Christian. In a same manner, I wouldn’t say ‘Merry Christmas’ to a person that I know is a Jews, Buddhist, or Muslim. It’s a common sense, and has nothing to do with PC. So yeah, in this case, I agree with him.


20 posted on 12/13/2011 9:59:12 PM PST by paudio (0bama is like a bad mechanic who couldn't fix your car - he just makes it worse. Get somebody else!)
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To: paudio

Christ was Jewish. But why deny His mission as Savior of the World but trying to “please” the cultural and religious sensibilities of others? Surely Jews and atheists were fine with this greeting just 25 years ago. How come the MSM has succeeded in brainwashing us?


21 posted on 12/13/2011 10:08:19 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: MaxMax
My Jewish neighbors wished us Merry Christmas, and we wished them Happy Chanakah. They came to neighborhood Christmas parties.

It was mutual respect.

22 posted on 12/13/2011 10:09:57 PM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: nickcarraway
If someone’s Jewish, why not wish them a happy Chanukah?

Speaking from personal experience, one reason not to do this is because Chanukah is at a different time every year, and you may screw it up and wish someone Happy Chanukah after Chanukah.

(Apparently this year this mistake is less likely.)

23 posted on 12/13/2011 10:11:14 PM PST by wideminded
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To: Steelfish

My Muslim perhaps thinks the same too when they say ‘Happy Eid’l Fitr’. That I believe Christ is my savior doesn’t mean I want to impose on the other person who I knew is not Christian by greeting him/her with ‘Merry Christmas’. I don’t care what have been the practices in the past. If you think I’m too PC, it’s your problem, not mine.


24 posted on 12/13/2011 10:14:12 PM PST by paudio (0bama is like a bad mechanic who couldn't fix your car - he just makes it worse. Get somebody else!)
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To: paudio

Comparing the universal celebration of Christmas with Happy Christmas (Happy only because He is the Savior of the World- even in Russia and China) to Happy Eid’l Fitr’ or Happy Hanukah is a bit of a stretch. Don’t you think so?


25 posted on 12/13/2011 10:18:34 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

“Surely Jews and atheists were fine with this greeting just 25 years ago.”

Some were, some weren’t. It’s always been very touchy for some people. Christmas is NOT a Jewish holiday. Jews celebrate Chanukah, close in the calendar to Christmas but not a major Jewish holiday historically. Most American Jews grew up in a very Christian nation where Christmas dominates the early winter season. It’s a holiday of which they were not a part. Some chose to join in the festivities to the extent they could; others were and remain uncomfortable with Christmas. They do not see Jesus as their savior.

I have two close Jewish friends from whom I’ve received a Christmas gift every year, going back decades, even tho they are personally not part of it, nor want to be part of it, but respect my faith and its cultural traditions. They will wish me a Merry Christmas, but would not appreciate my returning that greeting. They usually spend the day helping out at soup kitchens, then go out for Chinese.


26 posted on 12/13/2011 10:33:06 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: Steelfish
How come the MSM has succeeded in brainwashing us?

Because we tolerated it?  Even allowed it?

27 posted on 12/13/2011 10:36:09 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: ClearCase_guy
Christmas is for everyone.

Christmas is a Christian holiday.  It's been made available for everyone through commercialization in the media and in the culture by such things as Frosty The Snowman and Rudolph The Red-nosed Reindeer and Santa Claus.

28 posted on 12/13/2011 10:40:13 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: ClearCase_guy

No it’s not. Christmas is not for Jewish people.


29 posted on 12/13/2011 10:44:15 PM PST by zeebee
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To: Steelfish

What I want to know about Baba Wawa is how does someone with a speech impediment get a job talking on TV in the first place?


30 posted on 12/14/2011 12:02:37 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Nancy Pelosi - The #1 reason why we need a Constitutional amendment for Congressional drug testing.)
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To: Steelfish

Just say whatever you want and let the chips fall where they may... which can range from a “Thanks” to a heavy theological discussion. If anybody falls apart, say “oops”


31 posted on 12/14/2011 2:01:32 AM PST by Youaskedforit
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To: BigSkyFreeper; zeebee

Let me rephrase: The salvation of Christ and the redemption of sin that He offers, is available to all. Christmas is the day on which Christians celebrate the birth of the Savior of mankind, and this is good news for everyone on the planet.


32 posted on 12/14/2011 3:06:11 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war. It's coming.)
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To: MaxMax

I wish my Jewish dentist “Happy Holidays” every year!


33 posted on 12/14/2011 3:47:57 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Still heartless after all these years...)
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To: EDINVA

My Jewish friends’ tradition is to hit the movies on Christmas. No lines, all the big movies opening up. Then Chinese!


34 posted on 12/14/2011 3:50:07 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Still heartless after all these years...)
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To: Steelfish
Bill O'Reilly Says He Wished Barbara Waters "Happy Holidays" Because She's Jewish: Is This the PC form of Greetings? Cultural and Religious Sensitivity?

What wasn't reported was that he also wished her a good evening when she came into the studio.........

35 posted on 12/14/2011 3:55:08 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Be good, Santa is coming)
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To: Steelfish

When my Muslim customers tell me they’re celebrating something, I always tell them, “I hope you have a blast.”

There’s nothing wrong with wishing luck to someone from another religion.


36 posted on 12/14/2011 4:50:25 AM PST by Dexter Morgan (Everyone hides who they are.)
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To: Steelfish

37 posted on 12/14/2011 6:55:24 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (May Mitt Romney be the Mo Udall of 2012.)
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To: Steelfish

There’s nothing wrong with being polite to people, especially if they’re a friend. If I know someone is Jewish I wish them a Happy Hanukkah. Usually they say Merry Christmas back because they know I’m Catholic. If I don’t know a person I always say Merry Christmas because that’s what I’m celebrating.


38 posted on 12/14/2011 7:00:37 AM PST by Jacvin
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

“What I want to know about Baba Wawa is how does someone with a speech impediment get a job talking on TV in the first place?”

Agree, GJMY.
And her dimpled cheek implants look downright creepy.


39 posted on 12/14/2011 7:03:42 AM PST by Mountain Mary ("My core is not up for grabs". El Rushbo 12/06/11)
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To: Steelfish

Bill,

Why didn’t you wish her Happy Hannukah you illiterate?


40 posted on 12/14/2011 7:37:48 AM PST by buffaloguy
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To: Steelfish

This intolerance for other peoples religion is really getting on my nerves.

It is supposed to be happy time of the year.

Make it so...

Ah has spoken.

TTTC


41 posted on 12/14/2011 7:42:57 AM PST by buffaloguy
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To: ClearCase_guy
Christmas is the day on which Christians celebrate the birth of the Savior of mankind, and this is good news for everyone on the planet.

More accurately, you believe this is good news.

Quite a few Jews, due to the unfortunate past behavior of "Christians" towards Jews, see little good about the news of the birth of the person who founded the religion that persecuted them for over 1500 years.

I of course do not hold Christ himself responsible for the behavior of some who claimed to follow him, but I have known Jews who did.

42 posted on 12/14/2011 7:55:17 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: Steelfish

I heard a checkout gal at the LOWES I shop at say “Happy Holidays” to the customer just in front of me. I wished her a Merry Christmas as I finished paying. She had a big smile on her face and thanked me.


43 posted on 12/14/2011 7:57:35 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: Steelfish

Did she Wish him a Merry Christmas?


44 posted on 12/14/2011 11:12:38 AM PST by ballplayer
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To: Sherman Logan
My opinion: As a Jewish American, I am never offended when someone wishes me a "Merry Christmas". Nor do I see any need to disclose my faith and in essence, beg for a different greeting.

Why? Because the spirit of such an offered wish is what matters. When you tell a person: "Merry Christmas", you are wishing them joy and peace. It is an act of kindness and kinship to which only an ungracious or angry person would object.

45 posted on 12/14/2011 11:22:41 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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It is an act of kindness and kinship to which only an ungracious or angry person would object.

I quite agree. However, such people exist.

46 posted on 12/14/2011 11:27:02 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: Steelfish

Did she Wish him a Merry Christmas?


47 posted on 12/14/2011 11:33:39 AM PST by ballplayer
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To: andy58-in-nh

I used to know one Jewish person who would be quite nasty if someone wished her a Merry Christmas, stating loudly her religious affiliation.

I always wanted to suggest she consider wearing a yellow star so people wouldn’t misidentify her.


48 posted on 12/14/2011 11:33:56 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: Sherman Logan

True. But the best course of action with such people is to react with nothing but kindness. To do so accomplishes three things: it makes you feel positive, it denies the ability of another to control your emotions, and it shames those who have acted poorly.


49 posted on 12/14/2011 11:38:08 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: miss marmelstein

Today I got my best ever (surprise) Christmas gift from one of my aforementioned Jewish friends .... a little Korean. An afternoon, including lunch, at a Korean bath house/spa. OMG. OMG. What a treat that was.


50 posted on 12/14/2011 5:25:31 PM PST by EDINVA
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