April 12, 2022

Conservative Companies Jumping Into Children's Entertainment

  • Flyover Country

By: Konrad Holden 

In Brief:
A large number of conservative-leaning companies are beginning to push into children’s entertainment. The backlash comes amidst the Walt Disney Co.’s opposition to a Florida law that bans explicit sexual education for small children in public schools. Companies like Daily Wire and Connor Boyack’s “Tuttle Twins” book series are leading the charge. The trend has caused left-wing columnists to lament the movement.

The Background:
The Daily Wire, led by Ben Shapiro and Jeremy Boreing, recently made waves by launching a razor company to compete with woke competitors. Now, they’ve announced they will invest $100 million in creating children’s programming that does not include a left-wing agenda.

The announcement comes amidst major backlash against a new Florida law that prohibits educators from teaching young children explicit sexual information.

Another series of books named “The Tuttle Twins,” created by Connor Boyack, teaches children about free market capitalism, civics, and American history in comic book form.

And even another book series named “Heroes of Liberty” teaches children about specific conservative figures and their impact including Thomas Sowell, Margaret Thatcher, and Ronald Reagan.

These conservative companies have caused liberal opinion columnists like Nicole Hemmer to take notice. “Right-wing media aimed at children today is something different: an effort to develop a fully separate and comprehensive entertainment industry to supplant everything from Dr. Seuss (with a few exceptions) to the Disney Channel,” she wrote in an opinion column for CNN.com titled “The right-wing children's entertainment complex is upon us”.
 
Disney’s recent leaked video from an all-hands meeting has shone a light on the LGBTQ agenda being woven into their content.

Notable Quotes:

“That idea of indoctrination has been a core part of the conservative project for decades, justified by the argument that mainstream media and educational institutions were already indoctrinating consumers -- whether students or readers or audiences -- with liberal values.” - Nicole Hemmer


 

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