|cognitivedissonance - 2011-12-05 |
Is there nothing they can't hate?
Some say "no".
they must really be scraping the bottom of the outrage barrel
"The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe has a Christian message...but is it Christian enough???? We found a Jew that says no!"
|SteamPoweredKleenex - 2011-12-05 |
It's conservative doublethink.
Money is everything, unless some people at the bottom are starting to make really coherent arguments about how the rich are fucking everyone over, then it's "money isn't important."
I got a junk mail come-on from the NRA today, and it cited the "Hollywood cabal" trying to take guns away. This in spite of the fact that probably 90% of movies involve guns, if not lots of guns, if not things that perform functions a LOT like guns, and I can't think of the last time anyone said something to the effect of "stop using all those guns, they're bad!"
I don't know, I think I saw one or two guns in Saving Private Ryan.
Seriously, Hollywood has probably done more to help the gun industry in this country than the NRA could ever dream of. The vast majority of 2nd amendment idiots harbor some kind of sad kill-'em-all power fantasy where they get to be John Wayne or Rambo or whoever.
In speaking about digital alterations, Spielberg referenced changes made to "E.T," including swapping out guns in several scenes for walkie-talkies, and claimed that he "lived to regret it." The director further explained, "I realized what I had done was I had robbed people who loved E.T. of their memories of E.T."
Sounds like the NRA got to him.
Private Ryan was his last gun hurrah. Around the early to mid 90s he started getting gun phobia where only bad guys used guns (and were killed for it) and good guys never touched the things and got away unscathed for it. See the Jurassic Park movies, Crystal Skull, E.T. remake, etc.
|StanleyPain - 2011-12-05 |
Next A Christmas Carol will be analyzed and being a product of the OWS movement to poison people against the rich and miserly.
|takewithfood - 2011-12-05 |
Man, just wait till they hear about Jesus. They're going to HATE that guy!
|dairyqueenlatifah - 2011-12-05 |
I haven't watched Fox News in about three years. Are they still using that "fair and balanced" tagline?
I always laughed at that.
Moreso these days it's an overall meme of "WE PROVIDE THE *OTHER* SIDE THAT EVERYONE ELSE IS AFRAID TO REPRESENT BECAUSE THE LIBERAL GAY MUSLIM SOCIALIST MAFIA WON'T LET THEM"
|Xenocide - 2011-12-05 |
The Tex Richman character is an incredibly obvious parody of corporate bad guys in movies. Everything he does is intentionally cliched, pointlessly evil, and played up for humor. The character's catch phrase is "maniacal laugh" for fuck's sake (he has to say it because he is so evil he is incapable of laughter.) At one point he has a musical number where he explains how money is the only thing in the world he cares about.
He probably hit a little close to home for the Fox Business viewing audience.
|Prickly Pete - 2011-12-06 |
You can't get much more soulless than siding with the villain in a Muppet movie. They probably rooted for the frog legs guy in the first movie as well.
|Hooker - 2011-12-06 |
The first rule about Fox Business is you don't talk about business.
Honestly, this is mind-numbing at this point. They don't even present an argument against what they complain about; they just complain about it. Yeah, Captain Planet was anti-oil propaganda, but it talked at length about why it was anti-oil. The response here is just "Captain Planet is brainwash blahhhhh."
|joelkazoo - 2011-12-06 |
With Fox News, It's gotten to the point where nothing they do surprises me and I just don't care anymore.
Then they go and fuck with The Muppets.
Hey, they already lit into Fred Rogers; the Muppets would be a cinch after that.
|simon666 - 2011-12-06 |
I swear these people don't understand that arguments about brainwashing being possible just undermines their own position. If the muppets can brainwash, so can Fox. Bla bla bla.
|TeenerTot - 2011-12-06 |
Urge to kill rising...
|fatatty - 2011-12-06 |
It is sad, that it took the modern American liberal media to think of using a wealthy and powerful person as a greedy villain in an act of fiction. As we all know the best villains are poor foreigners with facial hair.
|erratic - 2011-12-07 |
Did they even watch the fucking movie? Kermit lived in a mansion! The muppets put together a show and made a bunch of money through hard work and that can-do american attitude!
|Rodents of Unusual Size - 2012-02-01 |
How dare we criticize our glorious oil overlords. HAIL THE RICH FOR THEY CAN DO NO WRONG DO NOT MOCK THEM CHILDREN FOR THEY ARE THE CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE AND THE KINGS OF SELFLESSNESS ADMIRE THEM! ADMIRE THEM I SAY!
THA SUGAH RAIN
Amen, brother! Finally you say something I can get on board with!
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