August 1st, 2007
10:43 AM ET
4 years ago

Political bed time stories

(CNN)–CNN's Ted Rowlands takes a look at children's books that promote left- and right-wing agendas.


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  1. David, Gilbert Arizona

    Hmm...a child dragging mommy to the store to buy "Help! Mom! Hollywood's in My Hamper" or a child dragging mommy to the store to buy "Harry Potter"

    My money is on the Harry Potter book.

    August 1, 2007 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  2. ReadBtwthlins

    Of course Ted's view of the left-wing agenda is not as narrowly portrayed as his view of the right-wing agenda. Thus undermining his credibility on the subject by highlighting his own left-wing agenda. I wonder how long before New Corps buys out CNN too..

    August 1, 2007 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  3. David, Santa Rosa, CA

    "Of course Ted’s view of the left-wing agenda is not as narrowly portrayed as his view of the right-wing agenda."

    Go back on the medications ReadBtwthlins.

    You redundantly prove the phrase "self-fulling prophecy."

    Murdoch and CNN??? Lord help us!

    Note that only the authors made any claim to these fine pieces of literature being valid within the childhood community.

    On a more serious note... I saw a voodoo doll of Hillary on one shelf and GWB on the shelf below at the bookstore last week. We actually planned it that way to "raise Hillary's stature" in the public eye via subliminal persuasion. But we may have gotten outfoxed by thoswe rascally left-wingers. THEY made the Voodoo dolls so that we would think, on a subliminal level, "Voodoo, Ronald Reagan, President, Good actor, Republican."

    Ahh... there's the nurse now with my evening meds.

    August 1, 2007 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  4. James Hanley

    What does the former commentor mean that the "view of the left-wing agenda is not as narrowly portrayed as the view of the left-wing agenda"? Both the conservative and the liberal come off looking like morons–if anything, the liberal looks dumber because he compares teaching kids partisanship to teaching them science.

    Readbtwthlins sounds like a typical conservative–automatically whining (and don't conservatives always sound like they're whining) about the media treating them unfairly.

    Fortunately, David from Arizona is right, kids won't want to read any of this crap; they know good books when they meet them.

    August 1, 2007 11:53 pm at 11:53 pm |