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NPR’s Nina Totenberg: “I was at…forgive the expression…a Christmas party”

When she’s not busy wishing AIDS-related deaths on Jesse Helms and his offspring, National Pinko Propaganda Public Radio’s Nina Totenberg likes to spend the time apologizing for offending people by uttering the vulgar phrase often used this time of year: Christmas!  Oh, the horror!

From Newsbusters:

“I was at – forgive the expression – a Christmas party,” NPR reporter Nina Totenberg interjected on Inside Washington in the weekend’s oddest cautionary separation from a common description for a common event, seemingly embarrassed to invoke any religious terminology for Christmas. She didn’t say what she’d prefer for parties this time of the year to be named. “Winter solstice party”? Just plain old “holiday party”? Or a “seasonal gathering”?

Totenberg’s bashfulness came as she explained how the failure of Congress to pass an annual budget has left federal workers in limbo:

Well, these agencies, including the Defense Department, don’t know how much money they’ve got and for what. And I was at – forgive the expression – a Christmas party at the Department of Justice and people actually were really worried about this.

Video clip at the link.

To recap: wishing AIDS on political ideological opponents’ children and grandchildren is A-OK, but don’t utter the word “Christmas”, because then you have really crossed the boundary of acceptable discourse!

But hey, where would you get this crazy idea that the left has a war on Christmas or anything, right?

December 20, 2010 - Posted by | political correctness


  1. Well, considering the the name of Christ is the very name spoken of in Acts 4:12, “…for there is no OTHER name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved”, apologizing for using such a Name in a sentence tells the world where this poor soul will be. Sad really – and she thinks she’s being “sensitive”.

    Comment by Kevin | December 20, 2010

  2. I love going around, when out and about here in southeast Florida, wishing people a Merry Christmas. I think their heads are going to explode! People just won’t admit, He is the reason for the season.

    Comment by Steve | December 20, 2010

  3. When asked by an Athiest coworker why I believed in “all that Jesus stuff”, I responded because when the end of days comes, I can afford to be wrong a whole lot more than he could.

    Oddly enough, he was silent after that…..

    Merry Christmas to you and yours.

    Comment by Whittln' Man | December 21, 2010

  4. I’ve made the same observation to my atheist friends, too. It’s like this:

    1. I’m wrong, in which case I’m just a compost heap when I die.

    2. I’m right, in which case I’m not frying for eternity when I die.

    There’s a great book called “The Case For Christ” by Lee Strobel, which lays out the case convincingly for those who are more empirical (like me) and could use some archeological, historical, psychological, etc., evidence to substantiate the Jesus as described in the Holy Bible. Strobel’s follow-up, “The Case For Faith”, is also done quite well, too.

    Anywho, Totenberg is a tool here. She feels the need to apologize for observing what 99% of Americans, including those who are not of the Christian faith, observe. My agnostic friends observe Christmas, too, if for no other reason than exchanging gifts and getting together with their family. Who does Nina think she’s sparing from offense, anyway?

    Comment by crushliberalism | December 21, 2010

  5. I considered the source and I have tried for the past 24 hours to come up with a response to this–forgive the expression –“JAP”, without sounding bigoted, but I just can’t.

    Comment by Lee | December 21, 2010

  6. @Lee – you’re simply being truthful. The media is crawling with anti-Christian types like her. I personally am an agnostic, and I LOVE Christmas.

    Were all this hooey TRULY about not offending people, wouldn’t you think that they wouldn’t want to risk offending 90+% of Americans?

    Comment by Burton | December 23, 2010

  7. Crush, she’s afraid of offending the SUPER ELITE .00001% of the nation’s “intelligentsia”.
    You know, that one in 45 THOUSAND Americans who have a problem with the season’s actual name being spoken aloud!
    Have a merry…uh…semi-special, religiously-neutral, marginally family-friendly…uh…day…or something….but WHO is to say what “family” is, right?!?!?

    Comment by Kevin | December 25, 2010

  8. Just like using the terms BCE(BEFORE COMMON ERA) and CE(COMMON ERA) as if their afraid to offend atheists wackos or UN freakos

    Comment by SPURWING PLOVER | April 8, 2011

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