Faux news: Bill O'Reilly's fictional 'assault' of Macy's Santa makes the rounds

Parody site The Daily Currant managed to fool a few readers in August with its scoop regarding Todd Akin’s “homosexuality cure.” People who wanted it to be true didn’t bother checking the source before retweeting the news, and this Christmas, they were anxious to share news that Fox News host Bill O’Reilly had taken his “War on Christmas” to a new level by punching a department store Santa.

No, he didn’t. The original story ran under the headline, “Bill O’Reilly Arrested For Assaulting Department Store Santa,” and claimed that a Santa’s wish of “happy holidays” rather than “merry Christmas” drove the TV host to violence. Other blogs copied the piece outright, albeit with more colorful headlines, such as this one:

If you believe O’Reilly’s a terrorist, believing he’d punch Santa isn’t much of a stretch.

(Hat tip: Johnny Dollar’s Place)

  • http://pinterest.com/j0s1395/ Josephine (D)

    The stupid, it hurts.

    • 29Victor

      No, they’re the smart ones. Just ask ’em.

    • TocksNedlog

      Hurts my ribs when I laugh at it!

    • thetreyman

      what i found funny is trolling the idiots who comment on the original story. just click the above link where it says original story an have fun with it.

  • http://twitter.com/kattlh1 Katt

    If it’s on the Internet, it must be true. *Rolls eyes*

    • Guest

      I know! I about died laughing after reading a completely false report and a girl commenting said she was so grateful for the truth of the Internet. :/

    • TheOriginalDonald

      BTW I AM a French model. Bon jour.

      • http://www.theconservativevoices.com/ dmacleo

        LOL I just saw that commercial a few moments ago :)

  • Steve_J

    All these people do know that in Presidential elections Repbulicans vote on the first Tuesday and Democrats vote on first Wednesday of November, don’t they?

    • SineWaveII

      LOL if only we could get them to believe that.

  • Charles Lawrence

    It would be much more fun and interesting if it were true!

  • JeffWRidge

    At least Sam Linville was asking if the story was true. The rest bought it hook, line and sinker, with no questions. That’s the problem with being fanatical in your politics; you’re willing to believe the worse about your political rivals.

    You would think that in this day and age, people would know enough to at least double-check a story before spreading it. How many times has this happened now?

    • SineWaveII

      People who do that would be “journalists” which these people are not.

      • Donald Borsch Jr.

        “Journalists”? Oh, that’s right. Aren’t those extinct within the MSM? I thought they killed them all off.

  • tredglx

    Wow, are people on the left gullible.
    First 0bama, now this. Where does the merriment end for the rest of us?

  • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

    The Daily Currant’s Berry-In-Chief had his little pink panties all twisted in a knot about something a few months ago and was here on Twitchy IN PERSON telling us what idiots we were for p/ing of some liberals who repeated one of his things that they believed . . . or something really stupid like that .

  • stuckinIL4now

    The libturds are just soooooooo insanely desperate for it to be true …

  • JustLikeAnimals

    Hey, the Libertards believed Obama was qualifed to be President, so the ground was laid long ago for them to believe pretty much anything.

    • Donald Borsch Jr.

      Comment #win!


    Weren’t they also the ones that wrote the “Romney wants to ban tampons” piece? Which libs also believed. Kind of pathetic how gullible people are.

  • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

    .@davidwprince Haha. #keepingtirealdumb is believing a story from the Daily Currant. Thanks for the laugh at your expense. #tcot

  • Rodney Brungardt

    Just goes to show how some people will believe anything they read or hear. Makes them look,like fools.

  • BwBarrnone

    This proves that we are becoming more shallow as Americans

    • Vennoye

      Becoming??? Appears we have already arrived!

  • rant stocks

    I don’t beleive this for a second,IF bill was at macys he has to much dignity to act that way……just another liberal lefty attemp to smear a public figure.The Demons never stop.

    • GaryTheBrave

      Yeah, I don’t think Bill would be caught dead in a Macy’s.

  • Guest

    My favourite was the smug “godless_savage” trying to sound clever, like most atheists.

  • tsluf273

    I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Half of these people get their news from Comedy Central. If that’s not a red flag, I don’t know what is.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bill.scalzo.5 Bill Scalzo

    Same intellectual midgets who think Dubya is the Bush in the hospital.

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    Evewn if they insist, O’Reilly’s STILL got the TRUTH on his side! Jawamax 8<{D}

  • http://twitter.com/l4issez Conservative First

    “low information voters”

  • Joe W.