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.



7 Responses to “FOX News Hits New Low: ‘Mr. Rogers Is Evil’”

  1. Alyssa on April 30th, 2010 1:22 pm

    wow. i dont even have words…except wow.

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  3. Stuart on April 30th, 2010 8:32 pm

    Fred Rogers was a Presbyterian Minster. His message that all children are special and loved was inspired by his Christian faith. He spent his life working to help children and families.

    I have no idea what Fox was thinking running a segment like that.

  4. olivia on April 30th, 2010 9:02 pm

    Stuart – As per usual, I don’t think they were thinking at all. This is FOX and Friends…have you ever seen anything of substance on that show?

  5. schmit on May 1st, 2010 11:09 am

    Wow… For being the 1 intelligent creature on this planet, we surely are very very stupid. This panel is nothing but a panel of ignorant idiots. Purely stupid stupid people.

  6. chaos on August 10th, 2010 8:35 am

    @Stuart – Fox wasn’t thinking. Fox NEVER thinks. That’s why Fox is the laughing stock of the news world, and anyone who follows it is considered a moron.

  7. rjwalker on November 25th, 2010 9:38 pm

    As noted above, Mr Rogers was an ordained Presbyterian minister, his show was his ministry. His message to children was the Christian message of God’s love for everyone.

    Where were the “Christian voices…” complaining about Fox’s attack on Christianity and the Christian message?

    We’re sure to hear plenty this Christmas season about retailers “attacking Christianity” because they have their employees say “happy holidays” instead of “merry Christmas.

    Will we hear anyone complaiming about Fox’s direct attack on a notable Christian minister and his Christian message of affirming that all of God’s children are loved by their creator?

    The hate for hates sake is going to destroy our country

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