Air date: May 2008

When the team at Fox is bored with racebaiting and feminist bashing, they sometimes take a moment to denigrate our childhood heroes. Though the brilliant minds at Fox have taken on the Muppets and Sesame Street in the past, their smeer job on Mr. Rogers was the low point of their child entertainer bashing. The Fox & Friends team referred to Mr. Rogers as an "evil, evil man" for making the younger generation feel "special."

Perhaps we spoke too soon when we said that Fox was taking a break from racism with this segment. The network manages to get some stereotyping in there when one of the pundits claims, "Students from Asian countries who did not watch Mr. Rogers...work harder." As Mr. Rogers was dead at the time of the reports, he couldn't fire back, but Sesame Street and the Muppets have jabbed back at Fox's anti-puppet stance.