Fox Business Network is targeting another children's movie for allegedly brainwashing children with liberal ideas: "Dr Seuss' The Lorax."
The network first slammed "The Muppets" in December. Host Eric Bolling had insisted that the movie, which features an evil oil baron, was part of Hollywood's vendetta against oil companies.
On Tuesday, host Lou Dobbs railed against "The Lorax," along with the Japanese children's film, "The Secret World of Arrietty." "Hollywood is once again trying to indoctrinate our children," he warned. He claimed that the movies were "demonizing the 1% and espousing green energy policies."
Dobbs said "The Lorax" was about "a woodland creature that speaks for the trees and fights rampant industrialism." He replayed a clip of the Lorax demanding to know who chopped down a Truffula Tree.
He compared the movie to the Occupy Wall Street movement, which he said "forever tried to pit the makers against the takers," and President Obama's calls that "everyone should pay their fair share."
"The President's liberal friends in Hollywood targeting a younger demographic using animated movies to sell their agenda to children," he alleged.
His guests, radio hosts Dom Giordano, Matt Patrick and Steve Cochran, agreed.
"What we're doing is creating Occu-toddlers," Patrick said. He directed parents to "buy huge tubs of popcorn, ram it in your face," leave the litter behind and walk out of the movie.
Lou Dobbs, Huffington Post 16 Comments
[3/4/2012 7:05:58 AM]
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Submitted By: Elliott
Meanwhile, everyone who's seen the movie notes how commercialized it is, in direct contradiction of the original book's themes.
Oh, and it's based on a Dr. Seuss book which previous and current generations of parents read to their children. But yes, the Occupy movement went back in time to plant a children's book so Hollywood could make a movie of it.
3/4/2012 7:43:30 AM
and President Obama's calls that "everyone should pay their fair share."
So, you favour unfair shares. Nice of you to admit that.
3/4/2012 8:36:20 AM
Go watch a marathon of Captain Planet, Lou.
3/4/2012 9:24:00 AM
Leave it to conservatives to see liberal bias in every movie that comes out. Because we all know that everything which doesn't agree 100% with the Republican party line is evil liberal propaganda.
3/4/2012 10:28:15 AM
Percy Q. Shunn
I have Lou's translator;
3/4/2012 11:38:43 AM
You know what, the 1% and oil companies deserve to be demonized. I don't care anymore. They've caused nothing but trouble.
3/4/2012 1:23:18 PM
Rabbit of Caerbannog
3/4/2012 1:26:22 PM
You know, the first time I say an ad for this movie on TV, I just knew the Right would jump on it. It's kinda sad how predictable they are.
3/4/2012 2:57:32 PM
This shit is beyond farce.
3/4/2012 4:35:22 PM
I hope someone points out to him that "The Secret World of Arrietty" was made in Japan, by JAPANESE PEOPLE and thus has nothing to do with Hollywood or Occupy Wall Street.
3/4/2012 11:24:24 PM
Rather than bitch and moan and whine, why don't you start your own goddamn animation company! If you don't want to counter the "evil liberal indoctrination" like this, then STFU!
Also, nobody's fucking forcing you to watch the movie. It's not like it's one of those "reeducation camps" that I always hear nutters talk about.
3/5/2012 10:11:29 AM
What is making a mess in a movie theater supposed to accomplish?
3/5/2012 11:11:40 AM
Because God forbid, your children should have some greenspace to play in...
3/7/2012 9:04:11 AM
Actually it's based on "The Borrowers" which was an American series.
3/10/2012 6:37:48 PM
I know that, I was saying that Hollywood had nothing to do with it, let alone liberal Hollywood indoctrination.
3/11/2012 2:22:52 AM
Yes, and the right wing has The Dark Knight Rises, in which the villains are Occupy Wall Street in the minds of Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck and Batman proceeds to beat them and is hailed as a hero along with all the righteous right wing policemen. And it's made more money than either of those films have.
8/7/2012 9:42:00 PM