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Fox Business Criticizes Studio Ghibli's Latest

According to Fox Business, The Secret World of Arrietty and The Lorax are turning children into "occu-toddlers."

In a segment on Monday's episode of Lou Dobbs Tonight, puffy-faced, human-combover Lou Dobbs argued that both Studio Ghibli's adaptation of The Borrowers and the upcoming adaptation of Dr. Seuss' The Lorax are "demonizing the so-called 1% and espousing green policies, come what may."

"[This is] a story you won't hear anywhere in the national liberal media" he says, before accusing both films of pushing "Hollywood's liberal agenda."

Impressive, given that Arrietty is a Japanese film. Dobbs then shows us a short montage of President Obama saying the word "fair" over and over again like he's in some kind of bizzarre presidential remix, before introducing a trio of right-leaning pundits, one of which suggest parents protest the film by littering in theatres.

Last month, Fox made similar claims about The Muppets film, only to suffer a stinging verbal beat down at the hands of Miss Piggy.

Despite the histrionics, Fox may have a point: The Lorax definitely does feature an environmentalist agenda, though I'd argue it's one made obvious by the films marketing. The book was accused of vilifying the logging industry back in 1988.

Fox, if you're looking for another well-loved, whimsical show that brightened the lives of thousands of children to rail against, might I suggest Bagpuss? I've heard he's pretty keen on recycling, liberal shill that he is.

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Well I don't think the Lorax is trying to push a liberal agenda, I think it's instead talking about an important issue, one that was important back in 1988 and is still important today. I doubt Dr. Suess was trying to brainwash children, just trying to give a good moral, "if you get rid of all the plants, you destroy the ecosystem." It was an eco-friendly message that's all.

I honestly don't see what the fuck fox's problem is...eco-friendly messages have been in kid's movies for years, anybody remember ferngully? And yet people still litter. I don't think anyone has to worry.

BREAKING NEWS: This just in, it has been confirmed that yes, Fox are indeed still a bunch of cunts.
Back to you Ted.

I honestly don't even understand how they can spin it so a family doing what they need to survive and a president who wants to look out for all his people are now bad things in their minds. I honestly kind of hope that they know its bullshit, they know they are just being wankers but do it just for the pay check. Them being cunts for a pay check is far less scary than the thought of them actually believing this tripe.

I think having a black president has made the American right completely bat-shit insane. They weren't this fucking crazy when Clinton was in power.

Liberal Hollywood is trying to indoctirnate our childern with movies THE FIRST ONE IS FROM JAPAN (paraphrase)

HOLY SHIT, that has got to be a fox news record for making shit up

I tried to think up an appropriate response, but to be honest I just don't care what Fox says anymore.

Orange12345:
HOLY SHIT, that has got to be a fox news record for making shit up

I think they're just bored at this point

You know when someone is sticking up for the 1% they are not to be trusted as a news source. Not that that is in itself news, since we all know Fox is ridiculous. I feel bad for the kids of republicans who won't be allowed to watch Ghibli classics now though.

The only thing I can think of polite enough for this forum is OH MY FUCK.

Grey Carter:
"... espousing green policies..."

And that's... bad? Along with any notion of "fairness" I guess? (If that montage is anything to go on.) I'd say these guys sound like cartoon villains but frankly I think FOX just doesn't even know what they stand for at this point. They just want something to be angry about.

The blazing fucks did these ass clowns expect? Lorax as the cartoon special was about regret for destroying the world with industry. Seriously what is wro- nvm i know whats wrong with them and i also know how to cure it. Hand me that big rock.

I really dont think japan's gonna give two shits what fox news has to say about thier movies and once you start hatin on dr seuss pretty much everyone is tuning out to what you say.

Okay I've found a bit of ire now.
Silly Fox News, Without forests where would Sarah Palin hunt Timber Wolves from her helicopter?
And where would all the militias hide their compounds? We can't all buy apartments in defunct missile silos.

Screamarie:

[snip]
...I honestly don't see what the fuck fox's problem is...

their own right-wing agenda, blinkered vision, Rupert Murdoch...
take your pick.

so?

everyone knows fox news is a porn simulator...whats new?

Haha, you could put almost anything up there that Fox calls news and make fun of it. I love the Neocon agenda they push. It's just all kinds of fucked up and is just confused with itself. The Lorax is much less pushy about environmental issues than the book ever was (or so internet buzz would have me believe). And... I have no idea about the other one. I can only assume that if it's on Fox's radar, then it's completely harmless.

That said, I am obliged to point out that all media outlets push an agenda. It's just the way the media works. They don't report on anything that resembles pure news or events. Every outlet uses very pure language in their reports that shows how they lean.

On The Lorax, does FOX News have any idea what Dr. Seuss was about? I mean, what do they think The Butter Battle Book was about?

At this point they could move all of the Fox News type programing to comedy central right after Colbert and no one would bat an eye

Yes, every movie featuring woodland creatures wanting to save their home from man is intended to indoctrinate children as part of the liberal agenda.

I guess republicans are better than everyone else, there's no way they would attempt to lie and spread a message of their own to indoctrinate people right?

....right?

also "....go into the movie, buy a whole lot of stuff then leave it on the floor in protest of the movie!!"<----what the fuck? Let's protest this movie by giving them more money...right.

HobbesMkii:
I mean, what do they think The Butter Battle Book was about?

They'd think it was the liberals trying to make Americans look bad by saying that they're all fat and eat butter?

You know, as someone living in a semi-dictatorship, all I've got to say is that El Presidente would be proud to have these people on his side. They disregard the most basic tenants of logic in favor of paranoia, fear mongering and greed worship with a level that makes our national propaganda machine look... balanced.

Arriety has an agenda? What? ._.

Screamarie:
I honestly don't see what the fuck fox's problem is...

They're basically PETA, just replace "animal rights" with "conservatism". Just like PETA will take the most asinine jabs at random things that are even loosely based on animal cruelty for the sake of publicity, Fox News loves taking jabs at anything that can be explained as being liberal for the sake of publicity.

I think they do this on purpose, guys.

No one would watch Fox News without the crazy.

If The Secret World of Arrietty is the Hollywood-Liberal Agenda, then Triumph of the Will is a Texan-Conservative Manifest.

You can't do that FOX! You can't take a foreign film and assert that it's propaganda from a country that didn't make it. That would be like me taking something negative Saddam Hussein said and cussing out Bill Clinton for saying it. Oh, I'm sorry FOX you DO already do that don't you. Carry on.

Hmm... So no movie, book, music piece, game or other media is allowed to have an agenda?

Well besides forcing fox itself to shut down that also destroys all marketing as the commercials on TV definitely have an agenda: Rampant consumerism.

If that is all right I don't think we can point a finger at programs with environmental leanings... and by the way, since current generations can't get our shit together is it so bad to encourage the next ones to be more mindful about their impact on our environment? And before anyone say that global warming is a fantasy let me point you to the garbage dumps all over the world. You can't tell me those are good for the environment.

Although I can understand why Fox may be upset with The Lorax (in so much as the message about protecting the enviornment is an actual message of the original book, a message we know Fox isn't too "cough, cough" keen on), I'm still trying to figure out what exactly Fox has against The Borrowers. I haven't seen it, but if the story plays out as I think it does the idea of a family managing to raise from sub-standard to comfortable living through using the land around them seems very much like an American Dream kind of scenario, something that Fox would probably go out of their way to not criticise. Am I missing something here? I doubt that their reasoning as to why it is harmful won't be very valid, I'd just like to know what that reasoning is.

JakobBloch:
If that is all right I don't think we can point a finger at programs with environmental leanings... and by the way, since current generations can't get our shit together is it so bad to encourage the next ones to be more mindful about their impact on our environment? And before anyone say that global warming is a fantasy let me point you to the garbage dumps all over the world. You can't tell me those are good for the environment.

I don't think you understand logic. At least not the Fox kind. The Liberals are always wrong, therefore opposing their agenda is always right, regardless of what the agenda is. Anything that comes from Liberals is inherently without merit.

You bring up "garbage dumps", "the environment" and "global warming". You have to understand that those are code phrases. Anyone who uses them is a Liberal whose views can be dismissed without further consideration.

And that "protest via littering"? It's actually pro-America to litter. It's proof (or at least evidence) that one has rejected the evils of Liberalism.

Anyone know if Arietty is good? I love Ghibli films.

-Drifter-:

Grey Carter:
"... espousing green policies..."

And that's... bad? Along with any notion of "fairness" I guess? (If that montage is anything to go on.) I'd say these guys sound like cartoon villains but frankly I think FOX just doesn't even know what they stand for at this point. They just want something to be angry about.

There worst thing is that they're apparently Captain Planet villains.

Everyone is all "Ghibli is Japanese!! LOLOLOL!" while forgetting that they're owned by Disney now.
EDIT: Oops, my bad. Misread some blurb about Disney taking over only North American distribution. Mistake has been noted.

OT: Fox News says something stupid? Wake me when this is actually news. Also, maybe the fact that Arriety is actually an adaptation of "The Borrowers" (an English novel series from the 50s) should be mentioned to Fox.

And then I got mad.
I got terribly mad.
I yelled at the Lorax Hollywood liberals, "Now listen here, Dad!
All you do is yap-yap and say, 'Bad! Bad! Bad! Bad!'
Well, I have my rights, sir, and I'm telling you
I intend to go on doing just what I do!
And, for your information, you Lorax Hollywood liberals, I'm figgering
on biggering

and BIGGERING

and BIGGERING

and BIGGERING,

turning MORE Truffula Trees into Thneeds
which everyone, EVERYONE, EVERYONE needs!

Nigh Invulnerable:
Everyone is all "Ghibli is Japanese!! LOLOLOL!" while forgetting that they're owned by Disney now.

o_O

Uh....that's not true.
Disney just distributes their movies internationally. Ghibli's doing very well and would probably go out of business before letting a foreign company buy them up.

Silly FOX, there's nothing wrong with pushing an agenda. Obviously you're pushing the moron agenda and we all keep letting you do it... I don't know why, but we do.

RaikuFA:
Anyone know if Arietty is good? I love Ghibli films.

If you like Ghibli films, you'll like Arrietty for sure.

Oh and, what is Fox talking about? I don't get it.

Wow.
wow

this is a whole new level of facepalm

and I don't say that often

Silly Fox, thinking they deserve to be taken seriously.

Seriously, Japan is Japan, and the Lorax been a classic kids story for years. This is not news. This is stirring the pot.

But as I disagree with them, I'm obviously one of those liberal liberals trying to steal the country and and lie to our children, so what do I know?

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