Bill Whittle, a conservative blogger and screenwriter, gave a talk at RightOnline, a conference for the right wing blogosphere, that was simply one of the most ridiculous diatribes you’ll ever hear. Watching Superman, he declared, makes you conservative and pro-American; watching Family Guy turns you into a liberal traitor who hates America.
”Any audience of people that grew up with classical Superman automatically love this country, because Superman is about the best America we can be. When Superman was all over the pop culture, we were a nation that loved this country. Now, twenty years after the peak of Superman‘s popularity, along comes Gilligan’s Island. That’s pretty neutral in terms of politics. Really about the only message you can get from Gilligan’s Island is if you want to get off the island all you have to do is kill Gilligan.”
He further added, “But 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.”
Wanna bet that he’d rail about those evil communist SOBs who protested the Vietnam War? Guess what they were raised on? Yep, Superman. So much for that moronic theory.