Sunday, September 1, 2013

Conservative Writer: "Family Guy" Turns Young Away From Republicans

Speaking at the RightOnline conference organized by the Koch brothers-funded Americans for Prosperity, conservative blogger and screenwriter Bill Whittle blamed "Family Guy" for turning the young away from the Republicans. In Whittle's estimation, "Superman" promoted patriotism while "Gilligan's Island" was neutral; however, “...if you’re a young person out there today and you can finish the theme song from 'Family Guy,' then all the anti-American, anti-capitalist, anti-Christian, anti-morality messages of 'Family Guy' are in your head as completely and thoroughly as that theme song is. You're programmed by the pop culture... If we're the villain in all of the stories that are told, we're never going to win another election." In this simplistic formulation, "anti-American" means "anti-Republican." Further, it isn't the Republicans' anti-gay, anti-women, anti-minorities, anti-immigrant, anti-poor and anti-middle class policies that turn people away; it's pop culture that spreads mean messages about the GOP. Watch:


labman57 said...

So sad. Apparently the zany antics of the animated folks of Family Guy are having a greater impact on the electorate than are the one-dimensional cartoon characters who call FOX News their home.

Jeff Tone said...

Excellent comparison, labman57!