Wednesday, December 14, 2005

O'Reilly falsely claimed....

04_madonna37_d.jpg width=200 height=200 align="right">Media Matters blogged On the December 9 edition of his nationally syndicated radio program, a caller asserted that "I was politely told by all the postal workers that I spoke with at the various post offices that the only stamp they offered was 'Holiday Cookies.' "

So it was not O'Reilly saying that, but a caller.
O'Reilly replied, "I think it's the first time in my lifetime that the United States Postal Service has not had a spiritual stamp for people like you who would like them," adding that the purported lack of a spiritual stamp was "insulting you and your beliefs ... because your spiritual stamp is in context to the celebration of Christmas." In fact, in addition to the "Holiday Cookies" stamps the caller cited, the USPS continues to offer the commemorative "Madonna and Child" stamp. The self-adhesive 37-cent "Madonna and Child" is available through the USPS website in individual books of 20, or in larger packs containing five books each.
They may be available on their website, but does that mean that every Post Office has them in stock. As the USPS website makes clear, Madonna and Child was issued 10/13/2004. I.E. it is last year's stamp They may have some left in the shipping area for their website purchases, and possibly even some offices have them, but can you guarantee that all offices have an ample supply?

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