Fox News Calls Mr. Rogers An Evil Man

Mr. Rogers The Downfall Of America

Little did I know, Mr. Rogers was an evil man. By telling children they’re special just for being who they are, he helped create this generation of worthless, lazy socialists who think they’re entitled to health care… at least according to Fox News.

They actually use the word “evil” to describe Mr. Rogers and criticize him for his “optimistic message where everyone was special even if they didn’t deserve it”, which is “ruining kids with a sense of entitlement.” Then one of them starts babbling about how children should go back to churning butter and making their own sweaters. Fox’s Brian Kilmeade said “that man unintentionally did a whole generation or two a disservice.” Only on Fox could a man who spent his life dedicated to public service and education be blamed for ruining generations of Americans.

And if you are interested in the ‘study’ done by the LSU professor referenced when Fox News calls Mr. Rogers an evil man, it’s available at the Wall Street Journal: Blame It on Mr. Rogers: Why Young Adults Feel So Entitled.


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  1. Andrew says:

    They are talking about ENTITLEMENT! It’s so easy to say, “That horrible Fox! They called Mr. Rogers EVIL!” Go back to your rabid Rachel Maddow, you ignorant liberals.

    It is part satire, part comment on our current freeloader society.

  2. Mercedes says:

    Maybe if kids now a days had Mr. Rogers the kids of today would feel better about themselves. Mr. Rogers told me I was special, I DO NOT think the world owes me, I WORK hard for everything I have. Also children with special needs like asprergers or autism or Neurofibromatosis or disorder that makes a child look, act of learn in anyway than what society considers “the norm” and are sunned by other kids and ADULTS could use MR. Rogers and his philosophy.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Seriously? You guys thinking they are being serious calling Mr Rogers evil need to get your heads examined.

  4. Eric T says:

    Um, I hate Faux News as much as the next man, but they are REPORTING on an actual news story (for once), and only one of the newscasters is being a douche (for once).

    Your deliberate mischaracterization of it happened is just as evil as anything Fox News ever does. Way to be a hypocrite.

  5. anonymous says:

    fox is full of white ignorant people who are full of shit and have nothing better to do but talk shit.

  6. yikes says:

    really? This is the most stupid thing I have every heard. All children should feel special for being themselves. Being special and working hard are 2 different things. Winning and losing comes from hard work and kids should be taught that. Kids should know they are special and know how to work hard.

  7. Anonymous says:

    FOX is useless, I HATE YOU FOX

  8. Erica says:

    this is a bit of a stretch…

  9. Gretchen Seluke says:

    Why are you all waisting your time on this?, Do you really believe what you are saying? Do you really believe that the generation that you speak of made Mr. Rodgers that much of a part of there lives? Especially to blame him for there self-absorbed selves? I used to watch his show everyday growing up. I was a kid. Watching a kid show. Dont blame a dead man for something you should be blaming bigger and better problems we have in our society. Think of all the things even you guys are doing everyday that is affecting not only children but adults too. How do you think you are making his family feel? Think about others, not just yourselves. Have a good day.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Fox destroys other networks in viewer ratings and it drives liberals crazy so all these clever little bashes on Fox (“this will show em”) bullshit articles posted by you people mean nothing to those that have value in society.

  11. Mike in NJ says:

    Fox is NOT being tongue-in-cheek here, humorous, sarcastic, or anything but *accepting* of this ‘study’. (Like several people have said, the anchors say they back this ‘study’several times. Perhaps understanding the concept of ‘sarcasm’ would help.) These people are such a bunch of ignorant morons. They pay attention to ‘studies’ when it suits their purpose, ignore them and degrade scientists as ‘liberal elitists’ when it doesn’t. They’re not just ‘reporting’ on this, that’s like telling your kids all the gruesome details of a grisly murder, then dismissing responsibility because you’re just ‘telling them what happened’. This is implicit and explicit acceptance of this professor’s ‘study’.

    You know, in AMERICA, the INDIVIDUAL is valued. In Communist China, Totalitarian North Korea, Theocratic Iran and Saudi Arabia, and any number of terrorist groups, the COLLECTIVE is valued more than any INDIVIDUAL, and the INDIVIDUAL is WORTHLESS. It’s why (in the 60’s-80’s)our jet fighters cost 40 million and theirs [the USSR’s in this case] cost 5 million – we valued each individual pilot; they thought they’d just throw 100 pilots at us for every one, and they’d win. So would Fox rather devalue the individual, like those groups above, or value the individual?

    Fear (whether of pain or of failure) only motivates to the avoidance of the unpleasant sensation; real motivation comes from believing the goal can be accomplished, and that you can achieve that goal.

    Mr. Rogers did not really inform the majority of youth of today. He informed the previous generation. (Today’s youth valued Nickelodeon’s offerings more than those from PBS. I could be mistaken, but that is my understanding.)

    For the generation that WAS affected, he did a very good job of ‘standing in’ for some adults who might not have taken the time to spend with them. Many adults today report that he made a difference for them. I count myself among them; though I had two great parents that were present, Mr. Rogers was another adult I respected, emulated as I grew older, and learned from. Is having another teacher available OK with you, Fox?

    If you watch the reruns of Mr. Rogers, you’ll notice certain consistent themes: Be good to your friends, treat others with respect, don’t lie, learning has value, work has value, people should be treated well, because they are special JUST LIKE YOU ARE, you can count on people, and thus should be able to be counted on.

    Do they seriously think we should have FEWER people out there like Mr. Rogers? Doubters – google : “tom junod mr rogers”, first link. If you don’t shed a tear, you do not belong in the Human Race.

    (If this is all Entertainment, perhaps we should force them to change their name from Fox News to Fox Entertainment!)

    Please, Fox, look at the amazing accomplishments that the excellent (those that excel) youth of today are contributing – and stop looking down on them because they don’t have the years of experience in cynical manipulation at which you are so expert.

    (Actually, someone said Mr. Rogers was a Navy Seal; this and other rumors that he had a violent and/or criminal past is false as reported on snopes.) He WAS a minister. Got a problem with THAT, Fox????

  12. Charina says:

    HUH!?!?!?!? ….. blame is on Mr. Rogers…. what?!?!? OK i grew up watching Mr. Rogers every day (and sesame street) and guess what. i worked for everything and i achieved what i wanted. i never believed that i didn’t have to work for anything because i was special… so those who do believe that. its not Mr. Rogers fault. he spent his entire life serving the USA. first in the military, and then by helping children learn! I dont know what is going on with the future generations (and no its not everybody). But i honestly believe that Mr. Rogers helped to teach morals and the lessons you need in life! like sharing and caring. telling the the truth! those are things you learned from that show. i personally think maybe they needed to do a different study… not that Mr. Rogers is evil, but that those that are lacking the … self sense to get up and work for what want, and not expect to have everything handed to them on a silver platter… that its a product of free will. its a product of not having the right direction in life. no matter how much you try to nourish and love a child they still have a chance to turn away from everything they are ever taught. so i don’t blame Mr. Rogers. I am not saying that the parents are 100% at fault (in some cases that is the truth) I am saying that there are to many factors to consider to name one person or thing, the source.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Satire my ass. This is a NEWS network!
    WTF guys????

  14. bean says:

    OH man! I grew up on this guy, and I actually did get an A i didn’t think I deserved. I’d rather earn a C than recieve an undeserved A. Whoa. De-lusional.

  15. Anonymous says:

    This is just stupid, blaming it on Mr.Rodgers. that one guys said this isn’y my generation we are hard working. this is just a load of crap. its society in general not just mr.rodgers, the entire generation didn’t watch his shows. if mr/rodgers was like, you need some work to be special this stupid network would be babbling about how he is ruining your children ..

  16. Yvette says:

    So sorry for the ultra-conservative “McCain/MILF” bumpersticker bearers…your cross must be heavy–your splinter’s splinty–sorry guys…we’ll just carry on w/ our burnt-out hippy amoral selves. We rest easy knowing YOU are on watch to protect US AND OUR YOUTH for devil spawn like MR. ROGERS….

  17. sharon says:

    The real reason FOX News would hate Mr. Rogers:
    “15 Reasons Mister Rogers Was the Best Neighbor Ever”

  18. Anonymous says:

    FFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKKKKKK you, you bastards, you guys are dumb as hell, how dumb are you fucking assholes…you don’t mess with mr. rogers, thoughout his amazing kids programs, he has tried to explain to kids that they are all special. AND NO DIP THEY ARE. each and every one of the kids out there are special and different. What you racist bastards thinking? Go die in a hole you dumb assholes. Don’t even joke about mr. rogers screwing up kids. It’s more like you dumb ass parents screwed your own kids. Don’t blame rogers, blame you’re dumb selves for not trying hard enough in order to make your kids smarter and better. Asian kids try harder, not because they never watched rogers, but because their parents consistently tell them to try harder. YOU RACIST BASTARDS like you know anything about asia. Also, talk about yourselves fox people, (i wonder why you guys got the jobs you did), because you FAIL…go die and don’t mess with rogers dumb shits.

  19. gofigure says:

    Wow fox news you proved it again! Your fucking stupid. Keep living up to your regular standards and showing Americans irrelevant, unnecessary , uninformational SHIT.


  20. Robert Todd Loewen says:

    To fox news i say the following

    First off, I have to get this off my chest as I have just read your story and am FURIOUS!!! The whole point of the Mr. Rogers series was to entertain young children and teach them important values as human beings. Secondly, HOW DARE YOU, HOW DARE YOU insinuate that in order to be special you have to work hard. When I was growing up there were many times that I was depressed and lonely at home because I didn’t have any friends to talk to, play with. I watched Mr. Rogers incessantly and you know what?? I felt better about myself as an individual. Did I feel entitled?? NO. I felt better about myself and while I may be unemployed now with not a lot of hope for getting a job due to the economy and other factors, I think back and remember the important things that Mr. Rogers said and conveyed in the series and I feel happy with the way things are.

    Now let me finish by saying that while you are able to report what you please (I respect your First Amendment Rights), Think before you write about such a child hood icon. Who knows one day your kids (if you have them) will read that article and think “what were you thinking?”

  21. Gary Shevlin says:

    Dear whomever,

    If you beleive that Mr. Rogers was evil then you need to get out of this Country. This man went against his own principles to serve his Country. He has NOT hurt the children of this Country, he took the time to speak to children on their level. Corporate America is to blame here. They have driven up cost to the point that a single income family can barely survive. Stay at home Moms are a thing of the past. Therefore our children do not get the nurturing and values instilled them as they once did back when families were for the most part single incomes. Fox News has just earned themselves the Right to be boycotted (by me). I would stand side by side with Mr. Rogers at anytime I was asked to because I enjoy the freedoms He and his fellow Marines have secured for this Country! I repeat myself, if you think Mr. Rogers’ is evil you need TO GET OUT of THIS COUNTRY!

    Proud American
    Gary Shevlin

  22. Anonymous says:

    Irony: The cast of Fox and Friends claiming that nameless dumb kids have a sense of entitlement. The reality is that they can turn on the television, see idiots like these making fortunes, and then wonder why they don’t have the same stupid luck.

  23. lynchkin says:

    fuck you fox, mr. rogers told me that i am special, not that i was entitled to something.

    plus, he’s dead, give him his due. fuck off.

  24. Anonymous says:

    They are reporting on a study. They aren’t saying he was evil.

  25. Kevin says:

    Do people still listen fox news? This isn’t news, this is a hatchet job against a childhood icon. Hey FOX NEWS, TRY REPORTING SOME ACTUAL NEWS! It makes me laugh that you call yourself journalists. You are the reason I’m loosing my hair before I’m 30. Talk about the president or the war or even a cat stuck in a tree, that is real news. Try talking about how awesome Ron Paul would be if he got any office, wait no, you guys think he’s evil too because he won’t lobby to the media. I tell my grandmother and my parents at least once a week to stop listening to you. I pray that they will one day wake up are realize that fox news is just an over glorified TMZ.

  26. Jason Pineda says:

    what’s so bad about thinking you are special if everybody is special? Fox corporation benefits from people feeling inadequate just like any other ad funded media organization in this consumer society. They can’t even admit to needing people to feel unspecial.

  27. Anonymous says:

    I grew up with MR. Rogers and I am a sucessful business women my children are polite and respectful FOX leave MR rogers alone.

  28. J. says:

    I’m special. Deal with it. I’m damn good at what I do and I loved Mr. Rogers. He did not convince me to be lazy or feel entitled. How dare you try to condense progress in my generation into something so simplistic. Grow up, please.

  29. Micah says:

    i think its hilarious that they would blame all this crap on mister rogers and anyone else.. kids are lazy cause their parents suck and don’t care enough to raise their children, they let the tv be the babysitter and would rather work 90 hours a week to buy crap they don’t need than “waste time” with their kids (i think its important to just be with your kids with no schedule sometimes) so point the finger FOX! why don’t you tell the truth and trash these idiot parents rather than a dead guy. oh and another thing, i see what your saying about too much self esteem but good Lord! its the frikin parents job to love and build up their children in truth and honesty!!!!!!! TV News sucks!

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  31. The Iron Muffin says:

    Republicans are criminal fascist monsters who hate you and want you dead.

    I can’t believe that anybody lends them any credibility anymore.

  32. Anonymous says:

    Of course after watching programs like Mr. Rogers and Sesame Street I would watch programs such as Nova and Nature and Scientific American Frontiers.

  33. Anonymous says:

    If this truly is a satire and not a serious commentary on Mr. Rogers, and so many people misinterpreted it as serious, then it is a failure by the program to clearly address that. It does not mean that the viewer is stupid.

  34. Annoymous says:

    These people are idiots……wtf…get a life…this is T.V…not Mr.Rogers responsibility 2 raise our kids…..Everyone is beautiful and special in our own way…GOD made us that away

  35. MsLiberal says:

    Fox news needs to stop embarrassing themselves. Honestly this is the most ridiculous thing I have ever seen! Who are these experts that they speak of? Maybe instead of presenting ignorant thoughts and opinions, Fox news should try reporting on concrete facts! Seriously, who allows these idiots on national television?

  36. Mr. Rogers Neighborhood is my neighborhood! says:

    FOX news is plain stupid and a bunch of ignorant. I was never a fan of Mr. Rogers in fact I hated it. But from a few very short programs that I remember seeing when I was very young I don’t remember ever hearing anything bad or negative on the program. Fox go to hell with your stupidity and ignorance!

  37. mikeymouse says:

    none of these buffoons have the first idea of what constitutes healthy child development. They do, however, have a very good idea of how to perpetuate the vicious stasis of a lifestyle based on “every man for himself”.

  38. Emily says:

    This is such bullshit!!! Mr. Rogers is the best person ever!

  39. kimberly says:

    i hate to tell them this but the era of people doing what they pleased had been going on for ages! every generation has been wanting more and more and more for centuries! more freedom more liberty more privledges! it did not start with Mr rogers! i loved mr rogers growing up! he helped me in so many ways! he never made me think that i deserved anything more than i needed! i still work and pay my bills then if anything is left over i do what i want! but never have i blamed anyone else for the way i am! and it is disheartening to see FOX try to put the blame on just one person! try blaming the way most kids are raised! blame the parents of those children! raised outside of church! go to wild parties where parents know they ought not be! feel free to drive at 16! ignoring kids!! abortions! adoption! have we ever thought that maybe we make our kids feel unappreciated! and the other half get to spoiled to realize their own good! no we always put the blame somewhere it doesnt belong!!!!

  40. Eric Scales says:

    I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that the writer feels a host of a kids show could possibly be more responsible the flaws of a whole generation of children, than the childrens parents are. How much of a persons life is Fred Rogers responsible for? If a child watched Mr Rogers for an hour every weekday (in most markets it was shown twice every weekday) this somehow means his message is the guiding influence of the rest of their lives? What kind of things did their parents teach them? Certainly not that there are consequences for inaction, that nobody is going to accomplish things for you, that hard work pays off. Whatever the generation in question’s parents were teaching them, they wouldn’t be a lot worse without knowing “You’re special”. In a time when the numbers of divorces skyrocketted, stories of school shootings, kids being bullied into suicide, and parents doing unspeakable things to the children in their care, how can anyone questions the value of one adult, even someone only connected through television, telling a child that they have value. Fred Rogers never once said, “You’re special and you should sit back and be handed life on a silver platter”, far from it in fact, but I wonder if the reporter was even remotely familiar with any of Fred Rogers work. Aside from telling kids, you’re special, let me summarize some of the other messages that his show drove home:

    1)Deep and simple are far more important than shallow and complicated (Haha! Try and find something Deep and simple on Fox!)

    2)Any feeling you have is allright, but it’s what you do with your feelings that’s important.

    and most relevant to this article:

    3) You can hope and wish all you want, but if you want something to get done, you’ve got to do it.

    To call Fred Rogers Evil is just about the most assinine thing I’ve ever heard. Even if you agreed with the conclusions of this study, I think the furthest you could go would be “misguided”. Evil denotes an intent to cause harm, and nobody who watched 30 minutes of Mr. Rogers could ever think he’d harm anyone.

  41. anonymous says:

    Louisiana State. Such a reputable institution. Definitely on par with Harvard, Yale, MIT, Stanford, Cal…shall I go on? Could it really have been that Mr. Rogers was just trying to make little kids feel good about themselves? Come on. If you really think that Mr. Rogers was pushing a “socialist” agenda, as you all refer to it, then you need to take the stick that’s rammed so far up your…ok, I’ll keep the talk PG. But you get the idea.

  42. Katy says:

    All I have to say to Fox News is, “Get a grip!” What did they watch as children to make them so bitter and angry…oh and btw…I think of myself as a conservative.

  43. sandie says:

    if everyone’s special, no one is. (see: oxymoron)

    for the record, i do not hate fox news or want anyone at fox news to die, nor do i wish any harm upon those who watch fox news and/or their families. i also don’t want anyone who works for or watches any of the other networks to die or be harmed in any way.

    the R vs D debate is a politician’s game. they keep the red angry at the blue, vise-versa & they can get away with sneaking in their D man or their R man – and all the while you believe you won or had a chance to win. nope. the political machine wins, no matter what. it’s like vegas, the house always wins. both parties are so incredibly corrupt at this point, i have trouble understanding why anyone (w/o a political career) would support either side without shame… yet so many here are blinded by hate – they keep forgetting & regressing into blessing one side & damning the other.

    what i wouldn’t give for a little more objectivity in this world.

  44. Anonymous says:

    I can’t wait to see Faux news die slowly. It’ll be shunned from society due to absolute absurdity once the human brain evolves just a little bit more.

  45. febe says:

    you guys are so stupid people would be lazy with or with ou mr rogers you guys r just tring to blame it on mr rogers just cause he is dead let him rest it peace

  46. forex robot says:

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  47. OOICU812 says:

    WOW. it’s easy to call someone evil, when they have been dead for a couple of years.

  48. me says:

    this is so ridiculous.. i would say the point of kids believing theyre special is so they can believe they have potential. would they rather tell kids theyre not special and theyll just grow up to be tools?

  49. Cecelia says:

    @Brian Kilmeade Just how much butter did you churn or sweaters did you knit or crochet to make you so ignorant?

  50. You have got to be kidding me. hi is probably the most moronic idea I have heard in my sixty four years. Mr. Rogers showed children (often from broken homes) kindness, and helped them to understand they are worthwhile human beings. The people on Fox News questioning his influence should be so fortunate as to be of such a positive influence in the world as was Fred Rogers. They should be ashamed of themselves.

  51. C says:

    Whether it is tongue in cheek or a real opinion, even the people on 4chan said that the one thing in the world that was off limits was Mr.Rogers. The freaking people that are on 4CHAN said that you can make fun, ridicule, and say whatever you want about anything in the world, with an entire consensus of NOT Mr. Rogers. That shows a level of distaste that I think is disgusting and shows the true nature of Fox News.

  52. Denise S. says:

    I’m no fan of Faux News, but it’s clear to me that the anchors were indeed mocking the “study” by referring to Misterogers as “evil.” government_employee indeed missed the point on this one.

  53. x says:

    this is so retarded

  54. Paul Warren says:

    This LSU professors thesis is ill conceived. I watched Mr. Rogers growing up. He was a nice man and I to this day love his kind and gentle nature. He in many ways is one of my mentors. Additionally, I will have you know that I am anself employed entrepeneur (not a socialist) and therefore do not feel entitled. Furthermore, id dare say that a child watching Mr. Rogers will be far better adjusted compared to the scores of todays youth killing animated characters via violent video games. I am totally appalled by this ridiculous attack on the kind Mr. Rogers. LONG LIVE MR. ROGERS IN THE HEARTS OF ALL THOSE THAT WERE PRIVILIDGED TO WATCH HIM.

  55. DebbiePA says:

    I could only listen to about half of this before turning off the sound to read the comments. First of all, satire is fine, but I’m not so sure knew that that’s what they were doing, or if they did, they weren’t very good at it. Secondly, I don’t know who can listen to those whiney voices talking over each other through an entire show. It’s a rare form of torture.

  56. mouser says:

    That’s a two+ year old clip. Might not be easy to find…

  57. The problem with some of the comments here is that they are treating Fox News as if it is a bona fide news agency, and not Rupert Murdock’s personal propaganda machine ,waging a 24hr war to drive the Republican talking points. Fox is great at reporting stories like this with a wink and a dog whistle. The dog whistle lets their faithful know they are serious about what they are saying, while giving a wink so that they can deny it, and their apologists can claim it’s nothing but satire.

  58. Lisa says:

    Is this an actual study? Going to the WSJ homepage, and then searching out Dr. Chance leads to his webpage, but no inkling of a study linking mr. rogers to self-entitlement in students…

  59. Anonymous says:

    fox is really why we as americans stay ignorant and apathetic towards things///

  60. IngridK says:

    The clue was in the cardigan.

  61. Michael says:

    I have a response to this, but it’s not one Mr. Rogers would approve of, so I’ll hold my tongue.

  62. Brian Jones says:

    The author of the FOX News article is a complete idiot.

  63. Strange says:

    I always thought Mr. Rogers was creepy.

  64. Mr. Rogers "tainted" watcher says:

    your right he should say you suck you piece of crap i hope you grow up to be a crack head wow unf*cking believable

  65. Dirk Smith says:

    MR Rodgers was a NAVY SEAL… ill bet every one of you never served a day….By the way Mr Kangroo was described by Lee Marvin on Johnny Carson as the bravest man he ever knew …of how in the mist of war he stood up in the hail of bullets and led his men to battle……It amazes me of how a few Fox news reporters can disgrace the best of Americans….Id like you to confirm these facts and get back to me …I would also like an appoligy to MR Rodgers family and to Capt Kangaroo”s family….they are the best of Americans and it is men like these that gave us our freedom…..You know all the news orinizations want to report on lindsey or some other celebrity latest tradgedy instead of the daily sacrifices our men and woman in uniforms give us every day…..Wake up people !….Mark Twain has a Quote you rememmber him ? : A lie can travel half way around the world why the truth is still puting on its shoes…..I think that this applies in this case…..thankyou and good DAY !
    Dirk Smith

  66. Emily says:

    With this story FOX just made a ton of enemies. No one is going to listen to this bull. I honestly think that FOX is insane in the membrane. Mr. Rodgers has no effect on how a child believes if they are entitled to everything. It is called human nature. We are born selfish and taught by our families that being selfish is not ok or is ok. I grew up watching his shows on a daily basis and I believe I turned out fine. If it was not for Mr. Rogers some abused and neglected children would never know that they are worth being loved. Why ruin the man’s legacy now after he passed away? Let him just rest in peace.

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  69. harry johnson says:

    Why did the fox news watching sheep cross the road? So they could let rush and the other sheepherders take advantage of them on the other side.

  70. Trippel says:

    Well, for starters, no I don’t believe Rogers was evil his job was very important to him and he had the best intentions. It was a little kids show designed to make little kids happy, and it did exactly that. The argument Fox presents is not without complete merit, though I think they’re looking too hard in the wrong place for the solution to the problem. Kids today do have an entitlement mindset, where they want government handouts that come from taxpayers yet call the taxpayer greedy if they want the money too. I’m 22, and I go to school, work, and have prospects for a future. Anyone can do it in this great country, no matter what the welfare lovers will tell you. My parents both came from unwealthy families and became lawyers without the use of excessive handouts. Don’t people have any pride in themselves? It all boils down to what you believe the government’s job is. The founding fathers never intended the kind of ravish spending we see today, nor did they believe the people were incapable of providing for themselves. I personally wouldn’t want the government to take care of me my whole life especially if I knew it was coming from other people who don’t want me taking their money. Generosity should be a choice not regulated by the man. I agree with Fox about what the problem is, but I disagree on their scapegoat.

  71. Question Assumptions says:

    Why is no one actually criticizing the fact that this isn’t even news show material in the first place? We and our children are all going to be idiots as long as we allow entertainment feature stories to pass as worthy of being reported while the “real” news streams across the bottom of the screen replete with grammatical errors, which don’t matter since so few people are reading it anyway.

  72. Anonymous says:

    FUCK U FOX like really why would you do that to man that has done so much good. I think all the adults that think this show is evil need to look at it from our side

  73. simeon says:

    What the…… the crap asses who took over wall street and bailed out the bankers and started war all over the planet and supported dictators Koean War, Viet nam? That was long before Mr. Rogers. Most university professors just need something to write about so they can stay in the running for tenure.

  74. AmericansArsFukinSTUPID says:

    How american, how fuking american.

    That is all

  75. Shen says:

    FOX has it all wrong. Or mostly. The problem of entitlement is solely the parents fault! The problem that TV shows like Mr. Rogers and Sesame Street is that kids believe they need to be entertained to learn. See more on my blog at Feel free to contact me from there to discuss this topic in more detail.

  76. Anonymous says:

    I don’t think I want to know a six-year-old who isn’t a dreamer, or a sillyheart. And I sure don’t want to know one who takes their student career seriously. I don’t have a college degree. I don’t even have a job. But I know a good kid when I see one. Because they’re ALL good kids, until dried-out, brain-dead skags like you drag them down and convince them they’re no good.

  77. MaryTenderLOS says:

    She can also make sounds like a real baby. Kushies Zolo Boa Stacking Rings is a stack and squeeze soft toy that makes different sounds when a child squeezes them. Toy guns should be brightly colored so they cannot be mistaken for real weapons, and kids should be taught to never point darts, arrows, or guns at anyone.

  78. John says:

    Fox is the reason why America is such a shit hole in the eyes of the rest of the world. I get more realistic news from search democracy in North Korea than anything Fox put up in their show.

  79. anon says:

    I am physically ill after watching this. The fact that these people can say these things and take themselves seriously, and that others watch this and take them seriously makes me ashamed to be a member of the same species. That man was a saint, and the love he poured out to children every day for years is a testament to that.

  80. the people says:

    i bet the illuminaty put them up to say that to  mr. rogers and why are they laughing  

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