FOX News Hits New Low: ‘Mr. Rogers Is Evil’
April 30, 2010
(ChattahBox) – In what was possibly one of the top ten stupid segments in the history of the cancer that is FOX News, the ‘FOX and Friends’ panel have decided that there is a new evil in your neighborhood: Mr. Rogers.
That’s right, folks. That lovable, cardigan-wearing friend to children of the last few decades is literally described as an “evil, evil man.”
At first, I thought this had to be a joke. Maybe they were attempting satire?
But then, the rant went on for more than six minutes, with point after ridiculous point being made by the three stooges that sit on the panel of this ridiculous show.
Here are some of my favorites:
- Mr. Rogers told kids they were “special being just who they were”, which FOX and Friends says is disgusting because they aren’t necessarily special. A great message for kids!
- Mr. Rogers launched a single-handed campaign that corrupted our youth and made them entitled Socialists.
- Mr. Rogers is responsible for the “everybody wins” mentality with modern kids.
Now, all of this doesn’t come out of nowhere, to be fair to these three laughable talking heads. It actually comes from a professor at Louisiana State University, who is taking data to support his more or less stupid theory from another study that has nothing to do with Fred Rogers.
The original study comes from San Diego State University, which has shown an increase in narcissism among college students over the last 25 years.
But professor Don Chance, a finance professor from Louisiana State University says that it can all be linked to Mr. Rogers, a claim that makes no sense.
He also came out with a theory that Asian children living in the East have better work ethic when it comes to their grades because they didn’t have Mr. Rogers…ignoring a shocking amount of information and data based on political, economic, sociological and cultural issues.
Perhaps Professor Chance should have spent a little more time and effort working on his theories. Or does he feel so entitled that we should just take him at his word?
I blame Captain Kangaroo.