The cartoon ‘Family Guy’ took a brazen shot at the McCain-Palin ticket last night when a scene showed Stewie wearing a Nazi jacket, lifting the lapel, to find a McCain-Palin button underneath it.
In the episode, two of the characters, Stewie (a talking baby) and Brian (a talking dog) are transported to Poland during the Nazi invasion of World War II. In one scene, the characters beat up and steal the uniforms of two Nazi officers. Stewie looks down at his Nazi uniform and notices a McCain/Palin campaign button attached to its lapel, remarking “Huh, that’s weird.”
The show’s creator, Seth MacFarlane, is an ardent supporter of Barack Obama. MacFarlane has given thousands to the Democratic presidential nominee and the Democratic Party, and even spoke at an Obama rally in Ohio earlier this month.
We live in a country where thank goodness this can be done. That doesn’t mean I agree with it or that a creator/writer should try to transcribe their political theology on the masses that watch their show. Maybe I am just a political dunce or in the tank for McCain-Palin because I totally miss the Nazi reference. I would understand an Obama-Marx reference though! This example is still better than school teachers wearing campaign buttons in their classrooms.
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