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.”
Yeah, why can’t kids read National Review and beat baby seals with clubs* like real Americans?
The Lorax is, of course, a Dr. Seuss book that was written over 40 years ago, it was made into an animated television special soon thereafter and was aired repeatedly in my childhood. I’m now a middle-aged man, the demo that makes up about 26 of the 42 people that watch Fox Business. So I think the indoctrination argument falls a bit short. Further, the fact they’ve made this 45-page, large-print, illustrated book into a 90-minute movie primarily in the name of making money is the finest indoctrination into capitalism I can think of.
What exactly humors the “talent” at Fox Business anyway? I’m guessing it starts with nut-shots and ends with an ethnic joke.
*Especially Canadian Americans