04 Aug '11, 3pm

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? Fox News public enemy #1: Spongebob Squarepants

Is Fox News getting bored now that Obama's produced his birth certificate and the Casey Anthony trial is over? Apparently, since their new barely-tethered-to-reality flogging point is that SpongeBob SquarePants is indoctrinating kids with a sort of extremist environmental zealotry. The Department of Education hosted an event where kids got to pick out free SpongeBob books, and the Fox hosts' heads promptly exploded. Why? Because in one of the books on offer, SpongeBob and Mr. Krabs try to use car exhaust to cause global warming , in order to sell pool admission tickets. Media Matters has put together an exciting mix tape of lunacy for you. Candidates for funniest bit: Steve Doocy: " The Department of Education giving kids free books about SpongeBob. Seems like a good idea, right? Well some parents don't think so." Yeah, some parents! Some real parents who are totally real!...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/list/2011-08-04-fox-news-public-enem...

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