“Well, if that doesn’t curdle an atheist’s egg-nog I don’t know what will.”


As Democrats were reeling from last Tuesday’s election loss, a radio station in Wisconsin quietly replaced liberal talk with round-the-clock Christmas music.

Just hours after Donald Trump was declared the next president of the United States, Madison’s 92.1 WXXM-FM began pumping the yuletide tunes, according to the Wisconsin State Journal.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation released a statement to inform listeners that its atheist “Freethought Radio” broadcast had been “unceremoniously yanked off the air locally.”


But far-right evangelicals like Fox News radio host Todd Starnes celebrated the fact that atheists no longer had a platform in Madison.

“The Freedom From Religion Foundation, a motley crew of atheists, agnostics and free-thinkers just got a lump of coal in their Christmas stockings,” Starnes crowed in a Fox News column on Tuesday. “Well, if that doesn’t curdle an atheist’s egg-nog I don’t know what will.”

What. an. idiot.

Nielsen Audio ratings show that WXXM pulled the highest share of any liberal talk radio station in the U.S. during the summer of 2016.

Well, there’s a fine example of cutting off your nose to spite your face. I’m sure round the clock Xmas music, which can drive some people homicidal, will be sure to bring in those high ratings!

Via Raw Story.


  1. chigau (ever-elliptical) says

    I am an atheist.
    I’ve never heard of any of these people.
    I’m pretty sure this will have no effect on my egg-nog.
    Unless they’ve done something to the rum…

  2. says


    Well, but maybe this is the thing that can convince the Atheist bros that there’s something wrong?

    I doubt it, especially as the shows will go on, which was emphasised at all the links (except Fox), so while this will seriously inconvenience Wisconsinites, the effect is limited. Atheists damn well should take it seriously though, because whatever gains secularism made in uStates over the last couple of decades? That’s going to go away.

  3. Crimson Clupeidae says

    All the freeze peach warriors are coming out and condemning this act of censorship, right?


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