Kyle Smith is a film reviewer for Rupert Murdoch's tabloid rag, the New York Post. You may have read his outrage and recent screed against GQ's article about all the crazy Republicans that occupy Congress. To him, being a liberal or Hillary Clinton is all the crazy he needs to know about.
Anyway, for Christmas he wrote an article about the 13 Most surprising things that have ever happened on Christmas day. (For me, it was my father's birthday, because without him there wouldn't be me.)
It looks like all he did was do a quick Google search to come up with Time's slideshow called It Happened On Christmas Day, whch highlighted historical events such as when George Washington crossed the Delaware and when William the Conqueror crowned King of England. To fill out his post he decided to switch to celebrity births and deaths.
1977: Charlie Chaplin dies.1899. Humphrey Bogart born.1989: Billy Martin dies.1995: Dean Martin dies.
There were many other celebs born or died on Christmas day like Isaac Newton, Cab Calloway, but guess who he chose to highlight as an incredible thing?
1950: Karl Rove born. Focus-group research told him it was an astute move to enter the world on Christmas.
The man who helped usher in one of the worst presidential administration's of all time. One that was in power during 9/11. Fabricated evidence and lied to Congress, the UN and the world to attack a country (Iraq) that didn't attack us. Legalized the torture of foreign detainees. Set up Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay and sat there while the entire world's economy was decimated in a global financial meltdown.
That's the man he decided to immortalize on Christmas day. I know many of you would put all the nonsense about "the War on Christmas," as the most ridiculous, but to me, Kyle Smith penned the most ridiculous thing about Christmas I read in 2014.