FOX NEWS: OBJECTIVELY PRO-HOLIDAY HOUSE FIRE
What's Fox Nation whining about now? This Washington Post story tells us that the Consumer Product Safety Commission wants us to exercise caution when buying and trimming a Christmas tree, and when putting up other decorations. The response to these warnings at Fox Nation? Fox is against them:
The quoted article tells us:
'Tis the season for dancing sugarplums, goodwill toward all -- and sometimes emergency-room trips for holiday decorating injuries.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday that injuries involving falls from ladders while stringing lights, cuts from broken glass ornaments and other decorating activities are on the rise.
The agency also reminded people that those twinkling Christmas trees can erupt into flames in a matter of seconds if they come in contact with an open flame.
"A well-watered tree, carefully placed candles, and carefully checked holiday light sets will help prevent the joy of the holidays from turning into a trip to the emergency room or the loss of your home," said Commission Chairman Inez Tenenbaum....
Fox Nation posts this under the heading "War on Christmas."
And though his name is never mentioned, the implication is that this must be the fault of that horrible socialist nanny-stater Barack Obama! Under his administration, the feds want you to check for freshness if you buy a live tree! If you buy an artificial tree, they want you to check to see if it's fire retardant! They want you to make sure your lights are UL-approved! Will no one save us from this tyranny?
But wait -- here are some of the same warning being issued by the Consumer Product Safety Commission ... in 1982, during the presidency of Saint Ronald Reagan!
Yeah, the CPSC (founded during the Nixon administration) has been issuing warnings like this for years -- at least since 1974 (under Gerald Ford). Even in the Reagan era, they were widely accepted. Now they're a sign that the government hates Christians, according to Fox.