“The attacks on tourists and Easter worshippers in Sri Lanka are an attack on humanity,” Obama wrote. “On a day devoted to love, redemption and renewal, we pray for the victims and stand with the people of Sri Lanka.”
Their use of the phrase “Easter worshippers” instead of “Christian” appeared to violate the Fox News version of political correctness, with multiple personalities on the network and its website attacking Obama and Clinton. Laura Ingraham, Brit Hume and Jesse Watters as well as network contributor Newt Gingrich joined a host of right-wing critics on Twitter who took offense:
How do President Obama and Secretary Clinton both come up with Easter worshippers in their tweets about the murders in Sri Lanka? To have both of them use the same term the same day is strange. Is Easter Worshipper the left’s new way to avoid the word Christian? Pathetic
In his tweet about the attack, President Donald Trump mentioned neither Easter nor Christians but instead sent condolences to the victims of “a terrorist attack on churches and hotels.” Fox News did not take him to task for failing to mention Christians.
Screen icon Julia Roberts used her Instagram page to rally for inclusivity, sharing an image of herself at a gender-neutral bathroom and calling for support for LGBTQ kids in schools. The Oscar-winning actress also urged fans to check out her Instagram story, which featured a message about her support for GLSEN, a national education organization that […]
Trump falsely asserted that the people closest to him were never called to testify by the special counsel ― because the president claimed those people would have said “only very good things” about him. Isn’t it amazing that the people who were closest to me, by far, and knew the Campaign better than anyone, were […]