He cleverly couched it in a segment called "War on Christmas".
The segment spoofed a New York Post article attacking a branch of the YMCA for using Frosty the Snowman instead of Santa Claus in their Christmas celebrations.
Here's a few lines from the article:
A chilly reception greeted the news that the YMCA -- an organization founded to spread Christian values in 1844 -- was replacing the Christmas icon with a secular cartoon character.
"Christmas is not about Jack Frost; it's not about snowmen," fumed Bill Donohue of the Catholic League. "We're not talking about some secular organization that has no religious roots. If they can't celebrate Christmas, then they should check out. What a bunch of cowards."
Olbermann explained to the TV audience that the concept of Santa Claus was actually derived from the Germanic Sinterklass whose identity originally descended from the Norse god Odin.
He called Bill Donahue (owner of the New York Post) a representative of the Religious Right and stated:
"Bill Donahue and the New York Post have turned their back on Jesus and taken up arms in defense of a pagan symbol."
Olbermann then went on to say, "And, of course, we all know who's behind pagan symbols."
After which he flashed onscreen graphics of the word SANTA morphing into the word SATAN.
Synchromystically, the guys over at The Sync Whole blog made a connection between Jupiter and Frosty the Snowman via his connection with Jack Frost. (see "Whatever You Do, Do Not Drink the Jupiter Juice!")
|Frosty pointing his Jupiter finger|
Jack Frost can also be known as Frosty the sNOWman. Again with his Magical Top Hat. Frosty the Master of the Now.
Olbermann's segment went on for over six minutes in which he continued to lambast the Christian Religious Right asking,
"What about this stunning development here..The Right turning it's back on Jesus and forming a new alliance with Santa Claus at it's head?"So, basically he accused them of worshipping Satan on primetime TV.
It was hilarious. Well...except for the fact that it's probably true.