Watch Fox News Slam New Captain America For Targeting Conservatives
In past years, Fox News has put a plethora of people, ideas, events and places in its crosshairs, unleashing endless judgment on anything that doesn’t fit into the wheelhouse of the network’s talking heads. Who’s the latest to get hoisted into the spotlight? Captain America, who is apparently more interested in busting the heads of “ordinary Americans” that foreign foes, and that just can’t be! Check out the Fox & Friends crew talking Marvel.
There are oh-so-many things to say here, although traversing the tricky tightrope of politics is never easy. Let’s start with the basics. Tucker Carlson, Heather Childers and “expert on this subject” Clayton Morris are taking Marvel and the newest Captain America Sam Wilson to task because of the character’s new enemy The Supreme Serpent. As it’s pointed out, our national hero isn’t fighting any Islamic extremists or ISIS members or anything, but rather a fellow American who is displeased with a seemingly unending line of illegal immigrants entering the country, and the after-effects that situation causes. So, he’s basically fighting Donald Trump with a better hair situation, and that serves as an attack against conservativism. Hail HYDRA!
And rather than accept this story as a comic book narrative that probably won’t do much to shift the cultural conversation at large, the Fox News team kicks things off by saying that the comic world has been struggling and that promoting Sam Wilson to become Captain was a PR stunt. And then after Morris brings up rapists, Carlson sums it all up for everyone.
I’m not sure that anyone out there thinks everyone in the Midwest loves snakes and is on the cusp of persecuting Jewish citizens, but if someone said it on TV, it must be true! Later, Childers says that they should keep politics out of comic books, but that’s after Carlson and Morris talked about how cool it was to see Captain America punching Adolf Hitler in the face. I guess we should all be thankful that they didn’t start talking about Captain America making out with Thor and how interracial relationships are setting bad precedents for America’s children (or whatever).
If only there was a superhero that would work for Fox News and make sure all of their analysts are legitimate and not just liars.
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