The Vicious War in the Conservative Media Bubble

Why did State Sen. Laura Woods (R-Arvada) share a recent Facebook post asking, "Remember when Americans could say 'Merry Christmas' without getting viciously attacked?"

Where's the viciousness? At the Cherry Creek Mall where shoppers are shopping? At the nativity scene near the capitol where the lights are lighting? In the air, where Christmas is starting to be everywhere?

If you listen to KNUS 710-AM or follow Woods on Facebook then, yes, you might actually think meanie liberals are out their waiting to viciously attack you if you drop the Merry-Christmas bomb.

It's sad that Woods, who lost her seat in last month's election, apparently believes it. And I'd like the opportunity to discuss her Facebook like, first revealed by Charles Buchanan on the Colorado Times Recorder, but she doesn't return my calls.

Woods might say that disputes about the phrase "Merry Christmas" occur in the real world, outside of talk radio or Facebook pates or other conservative caves. And they do, especially about its use in public places. And they can be a bit vicious, no question, at times. But this is rare.

It's conservatives, firing up the air in their bubble, who perpetuate the myth of viciousness, as Woods did this week on her Facebook feed.