(NYDAILYNEWS) — In the Dr. Seuss book, the Lorax speaks for trees, “for the trees have no tongues.”
Lou Dobbs, on the other hand, most definitely has a tongue and he’s not afraid to wield it against the beloved children’s character.
On a segment of Dobbs’ Fox Business Network show Tuesday night that was flagged by the advocacy group Media Matters, the cantankerous conservative pundit bashed two new animated movies as an example how Hollywood “once again is trying to indoctrinate our children.”
Dobbs lambasted Disney’s “The Secret World of Arrietty,” a Japanese film that opened last Friday, for its story about a 4-inch-tall family of “borrowers” who take items from humans without paying for them. Universal’s “The Lorax,” opening March 2, “is about a woodland creature who speaks for the trees and fights rampant industrialism,” Dobbs said, emphasizing the last two words.