Mr. Rogers is under attack from FOX News and this is bullshit.
Wow, just wow. Yeah, I'll admit that I used to watch Mr. Rogers when I was young. But, now he's getting blamed for the way kids of yesterday are turning up today. How do these FOX News people even keep a straight face when they make a lame connection between his 'You're special just the way you are' and entitlement. Just watch the video.
This is beyond stupid. I can't believe FOX would even attack Mr. Rogers…a dead man.
1. Mr. Rogers taught an entire generation to be nice to each other. What is wrong with that?
2. His “you're special just the way you are” gave kids empowerment. It meant that each of us is different and unique and we shouldn't change the way we are. Be yourself. Now where does entitlement come into play?
3. He taught us to change our shoes when we got inside the house.
4. Those puppets are real.
5. That it is a beautiful day in the neighborhood.
Bush: “You look different in person.”
Mr. Rogers: “How so, Mr. President?”
Bush: “You look more like a big fluffy yellow bird on TV.”
Mr. Rogers: “That was a completely different show, sir.”
Bush: “You're not Big Bird?”
Mr. Rogers: “Never mind, sir..."