What Is “The Lorax” Trying Tell Us?


He speaks for the trees.

By now you might have seen or heard Lou Dobbs’ rant against The Lorax . If you have not, here is the video and a textual excerpt.

“Hollywood is once again trying to indoctrinate our children.” So intones Lou Dobbs in the clip below from his show on the Fox Business Network, flagged by the Observer and other publications. Possibly alluding to the roundly mocked discussion of the Muppets back in December—which prompted Kermit and, especially, Miss Piggy to punch back at Fox News last month—Dobbs then lumps The Secret World of Arietty and The Lorax together as two new films that are “plainly demonizing the so-called 1 percent and espousing the virtue of green energy policies, come what may.” Source

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