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A War On Thanksgiving... In June? A Fox News Segment Takes An Unexpected Turn
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A War On Thanksgiving... In June? A Fox News Segment Takes An Unexpected Turn


On Thursday night, a Fox News segment on Tucker Carlson's show took a strange turn.

The segment, which aired on June 3, featured “culture war” complaints about how Thanksgiving was taught in schools:

“I know that when they teach the children about Thanksgiving, they ask them what they could've done differently on Thanksgiving, which strikes me as a way to shame children for their American heritage.” pic.twitter.com/X0GdiwkwOy — Acyn (@Acyn) June 4, 2021

Needless to say, generations of Americans were raised on a sanitized to downright mythical version of the events leading up to and following the first Thanksgiving.

Fox News has a long history of instigating phony "wars" around various holidays, particularly Christmas, but the network was mocked on Twitter for its long-out-of-season attempt to incite outrage over Thanksgiving:

Yes, Thanksgiving, a holiday not celebrated nationally until the Civil War, and there is far too much unironic stupidity to unpack here. https://t.co/OQuGPyN2hy — Luke Russell (@LukeRussell1281) June 4, 2021

I'm sorry, this is just so funny, I'm losing my mind over it. like,,, she's SO MAD over nothing, god could you imagine having this woman as your mother pic.twitter.com/usDhE1XQYH — Kat Abu (@abughazalehkat) June 4, 2021

We could have moved in respectfully, listened to the natives, and welcomed them as partners in whatever ventures we wanted to do here, Nicole https://t.co/Na31Qeg1Rx — Joseph Nobles (@BoloBoffin) June 4, 2021

Imagine being so self-conscious about your identity that you refuse to teach your children accurate history for fear that they will learn that some white people did bad things in the past. https://t.co/Emc3QZpHdT — Khashoggi's Ghost (@UROCKlive1) June 4, 2021

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