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Fox Commentator Decries Arrietty for Anti-One-Percent Agenda

posted on 2012-02-22 14:15 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Host Lou Dobbs: film is "demonizing the so-called 1 percent"

During a segment of his Lou Dobbs Tonight program on Monday, Fox Business Network host Lou Dobbs decried both The Secret World of Arrietty film and the upcoming film adaptation of Dr. Seuss' The Lorax.

Dobbs started the segment by saying that with both films, "Hollywood is once again trying to indoctrinate our children." Dobbs added, "two new films out this year, plainly with an agenda, plainly demonizing the so-called 1 percent and espousing the virtue of green-energy policies, come what may." Dobbs then described the plot of both films and showed a clip from each.

After discussing the "Occupy Wall Street" movement and showing clips of speeches from U.S. President Barack Obama, Dobbs said, "The president's liberal friends in Hollywood [are] targeting a younger demographic using animated movies to sell their agenda to children." Dobbs' segment ends with a roundtable discussion of the films with three radio talk show hosts. The entire segment can be viewed below.


Hiromasa Yonebayashi and Studio Ghibli's anime film The Secret World of Arrietty (Karigurashi no Arrietty) re-imagines Mary Norton's 1952 novel The Borrowers by moving the story to a Tokyo suburb. The story revolves around Arrietty, a member of the "little people" who live under the floorboards of a regular human family's home. Arrietty's family tries to remain hidden from the human "beans." The film opened in North America on Friday, and earned US$8.68 million in four days. The Lorax will open in North America on March 2.

Thanks to Terry for the tip.

Source: Media Matters


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