The breathtaking double standard at Fox News

Fox News is worried, about the children of America being fed misleading information. In cartoon form no less. Won’t someone please think of the children?

Today’s (August 3) edition of Fox News’ Fox & Friends included a remarkable exchange on the issue of SpongeBob Squarepants, climate change science, and the state of science education in the U.S. Apparently, using cartoons to teach children about important science issues of the day raises hackles at Fox, especially when those issues are at odds with their political perspectives. In particular, Fox & Friends attacked SpongeBob for an episode in which the role of human emissions …

The horror! Using poor, innocent cartoons to help children understand our world. Fox went full-bore against this scientific heresy. And man, it’s a damn good thing Fox is holding the line against this ideological propaganda in slick celluloid form. Where are all the other news networks?

Oh yes, you know what comes next, right? Mike Huckabee, Fox News contributor, has a little side business, a little old cartoon series of his own to peddle:

So — what does Huckabee’s “unbiased” view of 9/11 look like? A lot of praise for the PATRIOT act (which it, should be said, many conservatives don’t like), a lot of praise for the Department of Homeland Security, a lot of praise for Israel and the clear implication that President George W. Bush was responsible for the death of Osama bin Laden.

One might think Fox News, given their deep and no doubt geniune concern for the nation’s children, might want to mention their own contributor’s lack of, ummm, comprehensive review. Instead they went on a tear about how US kids are falling behind in science. Right after taking down climate change vis-a-vie Comrade Spongebob. Fair and balanced. They report, you decide.

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