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Fox Commentator Decries Arrietty for Anti-One-Percent Agenda

Fox Commentator Decries Arrietty for Anti-One-Percent Agenda

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.

[link because i don't trust lj's embed]

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. (source)

stay pressed, lou. :3
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gossipgyaru 23rd-Feb-2012 01:56 am (UTC)
Because obviously the US President makes movies for Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki is head of OWS. MAKES SENSE TO ME
kame_94 23rd-Feb-2012 03:18 am (UTC)
Pft, of course everyone knows that Obama and Miyazaki are bros
smokin_drummer 23rd-Feb-2012 01:59 am (UTC)
Lou Dobbs is an idiot and not to be taken seriously. The Borrowers was written in 1952 I believe. Yep she had a 2012 agenda in mind when she wrote it. I'm ashamed to be American with all of these yahoos running around.
atelierlune 23rd-Feb-2012 02:12 am (UTC)
This is pretty much what I came in here to say. I cannot with American politics and media and etc. and need to lay down now.
koichiko 23rd-Feb-2012 01:59 am (UTC)
What, nobody important died today?
Was it such a slow day that Fox decided "Hey, we haven't made stupid assumptions in a while! Why not take a japanese movie made by the most popular and loved japanese studio ever and say it does something bad to american children?" ôó
ohprecioustime 23rd-Feb-2012 02:03 am (UTC)
this is fox everyday,they don't report the news ,they are just a bunch of angry white folk trying to make it seem like the world is against them
kat_desu 23rd-Feb-2012 02:01 am (UTC)
this is ridiculous.
cie_chan MTE23rd-Feb-2012 04:27 am (UTC)
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Do they actually believe this bs -.-
ohprecioustime 23rd-Feb-2012 02:04 am (UTC)
still can't believe so many Americans watch this shit,smh

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lovelycandygirl 23rd-Feb-2012 02:06 am (UTC)
I miss watching Lou on CNN.
yami_no_hoshi 23rd-Feb-2012 02:08 am (UTC)
lmao...Studio Ghibli is so Hollywood, Lou Dobbs. At least do some research? that would probably be asking too much of him
brucelynn 23rd-Feb-2012 02:09 am (UTC)
Oh god a Fox News post on Arama?

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they are such trolls

go_chan2011 23rd-Feb-2012 02:12 am (UTC)
Wait what?? O_o

Just when I thought that I have heard enough ... bulshit...
aaalove 23rd-Feb-2012 02:12 am (UTC)
I am left speechless by the fact that he said something like this. I had to tweet him because he's a complete asshole for bashing a studio ghibli film of all things.
yami_no_hoshi 23rd-Feb-2012 02:14 am (UTC)
ikr? studio ghibli is flawless.
sheix0 23rd-Feb-2012 02:22 am (UTC)
No one care what Fox news say :3
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ueda_love1 23rd-Feb-2012 10:11 am (UTC)
bbc adaption was good. very english xD
akaholic 23rd-Feb-2012 02:27 am (UTC)
I almost forgot Fox existed... Thanks Arama for the depressing reminder...

What type of people watch this nonsense anyway???
asaphira_sachi 23rd-Feb-2012 02:33 am (UTC)
What decade is he still living in where cartoons "demonizing" children?

Ghibli = Hollywood? That's the worst insult ever to give to a flawless studio.
singlouder 23rd-Feb-2012 02:34 am (UTC)
Didn't Fox just complain about The Muppet Movie trying to indoctrinate kids into the "liberal agenda"? And now they're complaining about both The Secret World of Arrietty and The Lorax? What's their deal with kids' movies all of a sudden? Has this always been a thing for them?
frequency 23rd-Feb-2012 04:34 am (UTC)
lol they said the muppets taught children to hate big oil companies.
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