Fox Business Network anchor Lou Dobbs made some pretty controversial, and confusing, statements this past week when he condemned both The Lorax and The Secret World of Arrietty for brainwashing children with a sneaky liberal agenda.
Apparently Dobbs somehow connected the plot of Arrietty to the Occupy Wall Street movement that has spring up around the nation. The plot of the movie deals with a group of inch-high humans who go around stealing items from their full-sized counterparts in order to survive. How does this tie into Occupy Wall Street? We really don't know. Nor do we understand why a movie that was made in Japan would be pushing an Americanized political message.
Then Dobbs ripped into The Lorax, which he feels is pushing an "anti-industry" message to children. Based on the Dr. Seuss book of the same name, The Lorax does have a pro-environmental message, but Dobbs feels, "The president's liberal friends in Hollywood [are] targeting a younger demographic using animated movies to sell their agenda to children."
If Dobbs thinks those messages are bad, he should stay away from The Artist and its anti-sound message, or John Carter and its anti-Earth agenda.
[via Media Matters]