04 Aug '11, 6pm

Fox News is concerned that SpongeBob Squarepants is converting children to become... Tree Huggers! Oh no!

Fox News is concerned that SpongeBob Squarepants is converting children to become... Tree Huggers! Oh no!

Image: Owen Prior via Flickr/CC BY There are primarily two kinds of Fox News pundits: The kind-of-dumb blowhard who actually believes the dumb things that he's saying (I'd drop Beck and O'Reilly in this bin) and the deceptively intelligent blowhard who knows how to effectively manipulate dumb ideas into audience-pleasing populist polemics (hello, Hannity). What makes the morning show Fox & Friends so bizarrely alluring is that it's populated by a combination of the two: you get the feeling that Gretchen Carlson really knows better than her overwhelmed-suburban-mom shtick would let on, but it seems like Steve Doocy and whoever that other guy is really buy the exceedingly idiotic pap they blubber on about. Case in point: These sleuths have discovered that the cartoon SpongeBob SquarePants is the latest insidious plot to convince kids that global warming is real. And here are...

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