Monday, October 19, 2015

The hosts of Fox and Friends get their panties in a wad over new black Captain America and his apparent anti-conservative views.

Courtesy of Raw Story:

A Fox & Friends segment on Saturday warned that Captain America’s new mission was to “target conservatives.” 

“He’s got a new odd enemy,” Fox News host Clayton Morris reported, noting that Captain America was now a black man. “Instead of going against Hydra and the typical Captain America villains, he’s going up against conservatives. That’s his new enemy.” 

Tucker Carlson argued that Islamic extremists or ISIS members would have been more appropriate enemies. 

“The [Supreme Serpent] is an American who has misgivings about unlimited illegal immigration and the costs associated with it,” Carlson said. “And that, according to the comic book, is evil.” 

“Right, so these serpents are stopping people from coming over the border and Captain America is saying, ‘That’s not going to happen on my watch, I’m Captain America,'” Morris agreed. “An interesting discussion around the idea of [immigrants bringing] disease and rapists and everything else.” 

Carlson declared that Marvel was portraying average Americans as “snake-handling bigots and they need to be held in place or else they’ll turn this country into Nazi Germany. It’s like, the people who run this country, a lot of them actually believe that. I live near them. They really think that.” 

Morris called for comic books to return to story lines like Captain America “punching Hitler in the face.” 

“And now the threat comes from ordinary Americans,” Carlson lamented. “Probably some of you watching at home, they think you’re dangerous.”

Probably because some of the most loyal viewers of Fox News ARE a little dangerous.

Besides there is a reason that the Justice Department felt compelled to create an entire post just to deal with right domestic terrorism fed by Right Wing propaganda in this country.

However it might, or might not, put the Fox host's minds at ease to learn that in the 1950's Captain America was also a red, white, and blue fascist just like them.

Back then Cap was recruited to join the fight against the Commies that Joe McCarthy swore were infiltrating America:  

Fueled by the mass paranoia caused by Senator Joe McCarthy’s claims that the United States had been infiltrated by large numbers of Communists, Soviet spies and sympathizers, and the very real threat of the Cold War itself, Atlas began publishing three titles featuring Rogers as Captain America: Young Men’s, Men’s Adventures, and Captain America Comics. Because, as Steve Rogers himself says in one of his commie-smashing adventures, the Communists are “the Nazis of the 1950s.”

Later Marvel Comics resurrected Captain America from an ice floe where they swore he was frozen since his days fighting the Nazis and simply pretended that the Cap of the 1950's was a mentally unstable fraud.

What the folks at Fox and Friends seem not to understand, is that comic book heroes do not lead their readers and movie audiences down ideological paths, but rather reflect what is true about society at the time of the book's publication or the movie's distribution.

And right now it seems that marvel Comics believes that the majority of Americans are sick and tired of conservative rhetoric and scare tactics as it relates to undocumented immigrants.

If that proves to be untrue then that will be reflected in the sales of the comics.

That's a little thing we call Capitalism.

P.S. Is it wrong that I secretly harbor a fantasy of seeing this new Captain America punch Tucker Carlson right in his fat face? It is right?


  1. Anonymous4:35 PM

    This is what one calls serious double standard. After all, there were several severely creepy liberals stalking innocent, non-political Alaskans who are no different from the average teenager and using their lives to feed disgusting political propaganda. To date, liberals still stalk said innocent, normal people.

    the ONLY reason these people "know" (not really though) a certain political family's relatives is because YOU made irrelevant shit you will never know your business.

    In reality, the people you stalk are actually boring. They go/went to school, they work, they hang with friends, they hunt, they enjoy life.

    Notice no one, hopefully, is desperately looking up Malia's friends to invent narratives. I doubt it. GOP is far classier.

    1. Eat a bowl of dicks, troll.

    2. Alicia, is English not your first language? Do you have a mental block against staying on topic?

    3. Anonymous6:12 PM

      Once again, 4:34, hijacking the conversation again, eh?
      M from MD

    4. Anonymous6:00 AM

      You're missing the critical point that Malia Obama does not have a blog or generally run her mouth off in public whining, pontificating, babbling, judging and demonizing and generally acting like a finger puppet signal amplifier for her parents.

      Nobody would've given a shit about Bristol but she was rubbed in everyone's face, so everyone rubbed back. Typical conservative psychosis: make yourself a public figure whether anyone wants you or not, and then complain about the attention.


    5. Anonymous1:05 PM

      Correct. Unlike the palin inbreds, obamas girls are tending to their education so They can financially support themselves and contribute to society as adults. They are a far cry from the Give me,Paymee,What's in it for us, family of bums,grifters and derelicts of the paymeeeee clan.

  2. Boscoe4:38 PM

    Okay my head is exploding now... so the people who constantly demonize immigrants, liberals and muslims on a daily basis, are appalled that someone may be demonizing conservatives.

    Not to mention that I have a STRONG suspicion that the storyline isn't exactly the way they've portrayed it...

  3. Finally! There is something to discuss that is a perfect fit for the Fox & Friends hosts - COMIC BOOK characters!

  4. Anonymous4:50 PM

    Well, this is what Marvel and the writer's have to say about the new Captain America character:

    It's Time for An All-New Captain America

    ...“I’ve been having a lot of fun writing Sam. It’s a completely different attitude. The fact that he’s not a soldier shifts things up a bit. Sam’s not going to be Steve. Steve can be very rigid. That can be kind of joyless at times, whereas Sam is absolutely not that.”

    “While Sam shares many of Steve’s beliefs in a general sense, he’s also a very different person with a very different background,” adds editor Tom Brevoort, “He didn’t grow up in the 1930s, he’s a modern day man in touch with the problems of the 21st Century. For most of his professional life, Sam has worked as a social worker, so he’s seen the worst of urban society up close, and how crime, poverty, lack of social structure and opportunity can affect the community. So he’s got perhaps a greater focus on the plight of the common man, and perhaps a greater empathy for the underprivileged than maybe even Steve himself. He’s also not a military man, so he’s more apt to be instinctively skeptical of any situation that calls for just following orders. Sam, like Steve, will be led by his personal morality and beliefs as to what is right and what is wrong—and where his beliefs may differ in their shading from those of the previous Cap are where the interesting stories will be found.”

  5. Anonymous4:57 PM

    Captain America has a long, long, long history:

    And has been through a plethora of incarnations over the years:

  6. Anonymous5:05 PM

    For Canadians: Vote liberal party IF you want a party that's in bed with China corruption

  7. Anonymous6:11 PM

    Don't these people have lives? I seen a lot of dumb shit in my life and this is right up there with the dumbest.

  8. Anonymous7:20 PM

    Hahahaha. Hey, "patriots".......: Sucks to be you!

  9. Anonymous8:08 PM

    Trudeau said he ADMIRES China.

    China has killed more people than ANY dictator under the regime.

    W T F Canada.

    1. What the fuck indeed! The largest and 4th largest foreign investments in the world happened in Canada by China under Harper's watch!
      Any idea how many TFW are in Canada right now or why we need them?

      What's the use? It's over. Go cry in your beer and know that every day your base gets smaller because they die of old age and self induced stress.

  10. Also, you know how you make me press one for English at the beginning of every call to my satellite provider? That is something I cannot abide!

  11. Anonymous8:34 PM

    Boy oh boy, it took one black man that was elected twice (electorate, mind you) for the crazies to come out, and haven't they.

    You think he was just that good, Gryph? wink

  12. Anonymous10:53 PM

    Quiet is what the Republicans get when you bring up the truth that Bush did not keep this country safe, and that he lied us into a quagmire in the Mid East,

    Bush created ISIS , without Bush ISIS would never have existed.... You want someone to blame for the deaths in Benghazi.. Blame Bush,, He set it all in motion.That's the dirty secret the Republicans are trying so hard to bury in their "investigations "

  13. Anonymous10:55 PM

    RWNJ's see left wing monsters everywhere....even the "gay" teletubby!

  14. Stephanie Lara12:20 AM

    I am voting for the Democratic candidate in 2016 and hoping that will be Hillary. I'm sure she knows this but if she's elected the GOP is going to spend her entire term(s) trying to wreck her, just as they've done with President Obama.

    Now I have forgotten what that has to do with Captain America!

  15. Randall2:40 AM

    Surely the Fox News people KNOW what they're doing is wrong, don't they? That propaganda such as Fox News is un-American? They know that, right? They do it for the Big Bucks, but they know damned well that they're lying most of the time.
    The folks at Fox News are the opposite of patriots.

  16. Anonymous4:28 PM

    They got almost a whole segment interpreting a genre of literature that's clearly above their pay scale. Graphic Comics have made a huge come back because they reflect the world as it is and allow the reader's fantasy to find solutions. For a station whose forte' is fiction, one would think they'd catch on.


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