Remember That Time Fox News Tried To Convince Us That Mr. Rodgers Was An "Evil, Evil Man"?

Submitted by: daegog 2 months ago in News & Politics


Yes, THAT Mr. Rodgers.
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Male 752
OK, so at first this seemed like an attempt at humor, and maybe even a jab at the "professor" (if he even exists) who first raised this argument.  But later, one of these fuck sticks said he "backs" the argument.  None of it matters, though.  I mean, every normal thinking (aka, non-brain-damaged) person knows that Faux News offers nothing of value to society, and anything they say has zero credibility.  

Actually, the same can be said of its audience.
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Male 5,645
wow some people will rationalize anything 
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Male 17,314
I didn't grow up in America and I've only seen a few clips of this program, so all I can say is he seemed a kindly man who celebrated individuality and diversity and respect. 

I doubt one TV program can change a culture. He probably just epitomized the zeitgeist.

I've hired a few people over the years. Generally the younger people are simply younger. They haven't worked for people or led people. They haven't had the privilege of failing, especially not those whose CVs HR selects for me. They don't understand their true level of worth, or their limitations, yet.

That's why they feel underappreciated and that they aren't making progress fast enough.

They think that their education was valuable. The most useful parts of my education was prior to age 14 (fundamentals) and my MBA (which was essentially vocational). Everything else was basically a filtering process to separate wheat from chaff and it's a poor filter.

No young person has any idea how valuable or useless they are to an organization, or why. My first job after my MBA paid less than my MBA school fees, but I achieved more than a project consultant. On the other hand I was unreliable. I was still thinking like a student, and needed a middle management exec to spend half her time managing me and checking my work. The investment bank invested in me and I kept my job long enough to make them desperate not to lose me.

So to reiterate, "kids these days" aren't problematic, they just need a lot of investment to make them truly pay off. 
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Male 1,075
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9OqyUuCY0s
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Male 2,469
Well these people may be over blowing Mr. Rogers part in this. I did not have children and was not around children that watched the show so I have no real input on him specifically. But the trend that they are discussing is very real. The women reporter in the course of her rambling statement explains it her self, she said that if she could get her kids to do chores she would do it. Obviously she has no Idea that to get kids to do stuff you have to teach them young to respect your authority, and that not doing what your told has consequences. Hard work and dillegents has rewards. 
   As a child I had chores and if they did not get done there were consequences, and it was usually no TV, in bed early not being able to go out and play etc. And it was explained why and what I had to do to correct the problem. The good thing was I learned that if I did the required work I got a reward for the work (as a teenager I had a lot of freedom as I was considered responsible by my parents, as were both of my older brothers). It eventually led to my work ethic as an adult.
  By sweetheart is rising her grandson, he does no work around the house and does not keep a clean room, getting him to just bring his plate from the table to the sink is a continuous request for him to do it. He messes up something he will not put it back unless specifically told to do it and then does it haphazardly, his grandmother refuses to correct him at all. Because he has had a hard live because his father and mother rejected him, despite the good life he has had in his grandmother's house, wanting for nothing.
   The simple thing is that "Just because your special does not mean your useful". 
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Male 5,645
casaledana no one wants to be your neighbor
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Male 711
https://youtu.be/Xlow12sSdmc?t=20
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Male 415
No I don't remember that, I would never willingly watch that garbage.
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Male 43,818
Mr. Rogers Neighborhood ran from 1968 to 2001.  The
generation bitching in this video grew up with him.

Picking on St. Rogers..... is there no depth FOX will not sink to?

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What a sickening display by a collection of people who don't work hard for the respect they receive....

Although, I get why Fox News would be threatened by a man like Mr Rogers.

I absolutely never saw him say you don't have to work hard and everything should be handed to you. 

Indeed, this man worked his ass off and lobbied government to get the platform upon which he could help children.

I saw a man that said you have worth as a human being, and you are special, just be yourself in this world. You do not need to conform and try to be anyone except who you truly are.

Take care of and be good to others around you. 

Respect difference.


These values are absolutely a threat to Fox News as they represent everything that the right-wing hates. 

Still pretty sad to watch them crucify a man who dedicated his life to making children feel loved in a sometimes unfair and cruel world.

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Male 5,038
todd_dirks They were obviously making fun of the idiot professor that came up with this tripe.
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Female 5,799
trimble CLEARLY (to most)
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Male 43,818
You are special because you're you.
But Mr. Rogers never said "Special" pays for groceries.
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Male 2,129
wau...no words
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Male 6,496
They were just trolling their audience. It is the only explanation I can see. Sure Mr. Rogers taught kids that everyone was special, but he taught it in a way that said you still have to work hard.
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Male 5,038
That was funny. Not sure if you were serious about your title or just being silly like those folks were.
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