“...we have to break
through our kind of private idea that kids belong to their parents, or
kids belong to their families, and recognize that kids belong to whole
communities.” The Media Research Center’s Director of Media Analysis, Tim Graham, called the MSNBC spot "frightening.” “It's bad enough that ‘Lean Forward’ already sounds like an ad for
Mao's Little Red Book, then to have your network's hosts talk about your
children being part of the Collective is just spooky,” he said...
Spooky, no, waaaaay more than spooky.
It 'takes a village' to raise a communist community child.
I don't watch this show. I have no plans to start.
I saw clips from this episode which 'featured' a
‘B-52 Memorial’ in Hanoi, Vietnam – which in reality was the wreckage of
an American B-52 bomber shot down during the war.
Contestants were also filmed watching a performance of young people
singing songs before a portrait of communist leader Ho Chi Minh.
Oh yes, Uncle Ho, the leader of the communist regime that tortured and killed American POWs and our Vietnamese allies.
Is this what's becoming acceptable entertainment?
It wasn't just the insensitivity, the utter lack of concern, the short memory, the unlearned history, on the part of the show's producers, but on that of the contestants as well.
They seemed to know and care nothing about what they were seeing.
The apology is just insincere lip service due to fear of loss of revenue.
In the first three months of the year, members of the first
family have been on three vacations, averaging a vacation a month. And
now it's being reported that the first daughters are on a spring break
vacation in the Bahamas. The
Obamas began the new year in Hawaii .... spending 9 days vacationing with
family and friends in his native state. Here’s a quick look at how he
spent his vacation," ABC reported on January 6, 2013. Then the first lady and their daughters vacationed in Aspen over
President's Day weekend. Obama-daughters-skiing-Idaho