There’s only one news story that matters today: the shooting massacre at an elementary school in Newtown, CT. We’ll leave the breaking news coverage to others. For now we appreciate Deanna Zandt‘s…
Turns out Mister Rogers is a YouTube star … he was just forty years early. In 1969, Fred Rogers appeared before the United States Senate Subcommittee on Communications. His goal was to support funding for PBS and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, in response to significant proposed cuts by President Nixon.
Of course now that Mister Rogers is long gone, only Big Bird is left to save PBS from the new Republican menace, Mitt Romney…
Via PBS Digital:
WTF, Fox News? Interesting article from government_employee on Prose Before Hos:
Little did I know, Mr. Rogers was an evil man. By telling children they’re special just for being who they are, he helped create this generation of worthless, lazy socialists who think they’re entitled to health care … at least according to Fox News.
They actually use the word “evil” to describe Mr. Rogers and criticize him for his “optimistic message where everyone was special even if they didn’t deserve it”, which is “ruining kids with a sense of entitlement.” Then one of them starts babbling about how children should go back to churning butter and making their own sweaters. Fox’s Brian Kilmeade said “that man unintentionally did a whole generation or two a disservice.” Only on Fox could a man who spent his life dedicated to public service and education be blamed for ruining generations of Americans.
And if you are interested in the ’study’ done by the LSU professor, it’s available at the Wall Street Journal: Blame It on Mr. Rogers: Why Young Adults Feel So Entitled.