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November 1, 2007
Nickelodeon Indoctrinates Children with Hard-Left Propaganda
If you want to use a parental lock to keep your kids from being corrupted by some of the vile poison gushing out of your television set, my advice is to start with Nickelodeon, which of course specifically targets children. Think there are worse channels? You may doubt it after checking out an absolutely appalling edition of Nick News in which moonbat hostess Linda Ellerbee encourages her rug-rat audience not to be "lazy" and "self-centered," but to be "rebels with a cause."
The 22-minute program features kids who have earned the fawning approval of Nickelodeon producers by parroting some of the most over-the-top leftist propaganda this side of North Korea's demilitarized zone.
In the first segment, school kids denounce sweatshops, because "corporations are benefiting" from the suffering of children. They show that they are capable of "standing up to authority" by cajoling the local school board into imposing its authority over the makers of school uniforms for their Vermont high school. The uniforms now must "come from factories where the workers are not exploited." Next on the agenda is the entire state of Vermont, which is expected to demand that all police and firefighter uniforms be manufactured under conditions dictated by a handful of teenage moonbats. "We're challenging corporate America!" one teen crows.
Next up, a pubescent Berkeley kid is praised for wanting to force people to confront the "fact" that "people are being tortured by American soldiers." He dresses up in an orange jumpsuit and black hood to harangue people on the street on behalf of the ultra-left cult World Can't Wait. Apparently that doesn't get him enough attention, so he goes into a crowded shopping mall and lies down on the floor in everyone's way. When police come to escort the snot-nosed brat out of the mall, he shouts for the camera:
Are these corporations a priority over people's lives?
Unless his parents are college professors, where does a little kid come up with that kind of goofy rhetoric, if not from watching Nickelodeon? What will become of patriotism in a generation that grows up watching this garbage?
Even after the cops kick him out of the mall, the kid's not through. He stands on a street corner in his Abu Ghraib outfit, bellowing through a bullhorn that "the people" must "unite to impeach Bush." At the behest of the supposed grownups producing the show, he informs children even younger than himself that "our democracy is at stake" if we don't remove our democratically elected president from office.
Third on the list: standardized tests. Teachers unions don't like them, because they impose quality standards. You can't just stand there all day yelling at the kids about how much you hate America when the test will require them to actually learn something. Unsurprisingly, the heroic teens featured by Nickelodeon don't like the tests either. We learn from an adolescent black girl in a Muslim hijab that standardized testing is a symptom of "the bigger problem" — which is "institutional racism." The only evident racial tie is that non-Caucasians haven't been exempted from taking the tests.
In the next segment, we learn from a teen in dire need of a haircut that animal cruelty is "pervasive in our society," and that circuses are evil because discipline is employed to train the elephants.
They save the most outrageous for last. The featured teenybopper denounces the war in Iraq, on the grounds that deposing a genocidal dictator who financed suicide terrorists and committed acts of war against the USA is "immoral." She started a website presenting images of horribly injured Iraqi children — almost certainly the victims of terrorists — in such a way as to make it look like the American soldiers over there fighting the terrorists were responsible. You would have to be in a class with Brian De Palma not to be absolutely sickened by the shamelessness of her propaganda — yet the folks at Nickelodeon admire her for it, and want your kids to admire her too.
All of this gives you an idea of what the moonbats running this channel are trying to do to our future. To see what they've done to our past, see their version of the Alamo, whereby the Americans are the bad guys.
Nickelodeon is the political equivalent of child pornography.
Hat tip: Michelle Malkin, on a tip from Robert.
Posted by Van Helsing at November 1, 2007 12:50 PM
The last time I watched Nickelodeon, they were still dumping green slime on people's heads. It looks like nothing has changed.
Posted by: phil at November 1, 2007 2:23 PM
phil, too bad "You can't do that on television", wasn't just a show, but instead was what Sane America screamed EN MASSE to the perverted Bolsheviks at Nickelodeon.
Posted by: Refuter of Liberal Vermin at November 1, 2007 3:26 PM
I remember in the 90s how the feminazis running Nickelodeon screamed bloody horror at the thought that they would sign a contract with John Krisfaluci, creator of 'Ren & Stimpy' (an excellent adult cartoon). Well long story short, they got their way & neutered the show for its remaining contract till it was finished.
Look, Nicks' offices are in West Hollywood. And they vacation at Cherry Grove and points South. 'nuff said.
Posted by: Corona at November 1, 2007 5:55 PM
I loved the debate in the comments section of the link, regarding the spelling of Santa "Ana" or "Anna". Personally, I spell it Santa Ahole.
Posted by: CharlieDontSurf at November 1, 2007 8:03 PM
Nickolodeon has been a bilge pump as far back as I can remember. Watching it even 15 years ago, I vowed that if I had kids, they wouldn't be allowed to watch it.
Posted by: Toa at November 1, 2007 9:15 PM
Ellerbee has been a leftard since Moses was a boy.
Thought she'd died by now, but guess indoctrinating
clueless kids into godless stupidity makes her feel needed.
Posted by: fellowes at November 2, 2007 12:48 AM
Brent Bozell (Media Research Center) used to pass out "The Linda Ellerbee Award" at the end of each year for the dumbest Leftist "Liberal" quotes coming from the media. She was laughed at in her attempts to "educate" adults, so evidently she's been going after kids through Nickolodeon for quite some time now.
Posted by: Toa at November 2, 2007 9:24 AM
Another reason why I don't have cable (or satellite) television. You get to pay for this shit, whether you want to or not.
Posted by: Vince at November 2, 2007 7:00 PM
Nickelodeon has most definitely gone completely down the drain over the last few years. I remember when I was a kid, watching the cool shows that they used to have, like "Are You Afraid of the Dark?" and "The Adventures of Pete and Pete," all all the cool cartoon shows like "Rocko" and "Ren and Stimpy." Now, all those cool shows I loved as a kid are gone, and replaced with brainless garbage shows which are almost all made for at least one of two reasons:
1. To sell crappy merchandise to kids.
2. To push ultra- liberal views on kids when they aren't yet developed enough to really think matters through and make important political decisions on their own.
It looks like Cartoon Network's heading that direction, too, though they're still better than Nickelodeon.
Posted by: Adam at November 3, 2007 3:35 PM