My Husband sent me this link this morning. Please watch this, in its entirety. It is imperative that you SEE what Nickelodeon is showing at 5:00am.
NICKELODEON IS BRAINWASHING YOUR CHILD
Linda Ellerbee is the host, that should be enough said.
Pay particular attention to the second and fourth stories.
This Nickelodeon "news program", is not a news program. It is a leftist primer on how to be a "left-wing radical REBEL".
I am not a blind follower of our Government, and I also think that Government should be watched by it's citizens. It is our civic duty.
However this program led by Ellerby, is anti-war, anti- GWOT, anti-military.
This "news program" is not about people changing the World around them.
Ms. Ellerby uses leftist propaganda buzz words like "taking on the establishment".
She shows a group of "tweenagers" walking around in orange jumpsuits, hooded and yelling from a bullhorn. "We are not ok, with people being tortured by American soldiers!" "Are cooperation's priority over human lives?"
There is also a call for the impeachment of the President in the second segment of the video, "democracy is at stake because of the President violating the Constitution".
The fourth segment of video shows another tweenager, who has put together a video of wounded Iraqi children, with the song Jesus Loves Me playing over it. This teenager blames America, the military, for what is happening in Iraq. This young girl says "she finds, videos and facts on the Internet" to show what is REALLY happening in Iraq. I am guessing she is getting these images from Al Jazeera.
Nickelodeon is the new training ground for leftist propaganda.
Amazing. You really must watch this video.
My guess is, you will no longer want your children watching Nickelodeon. I am also guessing Nickelodeon paying sponsers eg: of 2 I saw while watching this clip Nerf gun. Hey Nerf, Nickelodeon thinks guns are evil. Oh and The Little Pet Shop, which we all know Nickelodeon thinks is a sort of animal factory, (not caring of animal's needs, only out to make a buck out of mass breeding of cats and dogs, only to be euthanized later) might want to hear from you the consumer of children's toys.
You can drop a line to the folks at Nickelodeon here
I would love for you to write a note to Viacom HERE
And PLEASE contact Hasbro here, make sure they know what Nickelodeon really thinks of cooperation's and Nerf guns.
UPDATE: spoke with Hasbro, and they are shocked that this was children's programming. We will see what they do with the advertisements...
UPDATE: 11/01/07 Because of comments left, I did google the WCW, the organization featured on Nickelodeons "news program" Rebels with a cause, and I found this very disturbing WEBSITE! Go look.
UPDATE: 11/01/07 Waiting for a return call from Alison Dexter to Executive Vice President (EVP) of Production, responsible for all television production for Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, Noggin, Nicktoons Network. I did leave a message and my phone #. I would encourage you to do the same. Her contact information is here 818-736-3000. No luck at this number.
Update: 11/02/07 yet another phone number for Nickelodeon:212 258 7500
My DH tried to post this in Tammi's comment section, and left it in the comments...a must read..
1) I will echo my wife - do not show images of dead and wounded children on a kids show at 05:20 central time. As a cultural norm shared by most nations - respect the dead and protect children when at all possible. Should Americans be isolated from these images - never. I will be the first to admit that our military is far from perfect, but I will bet my Harley that a majority of the images of dead/wounded children shown on the last segment were actually targets of terrorist VBIED's. Show these images constantly to an emotionally secure audience that is mature enough to ask the proper question. Show photos of some of the children in the mass graves found scattered around Iraq or some of the hauntingly still Kurdish babies that were targets of chemical weapons. War is very evil and should be stopped at all cost - but until our State Department can muster up enough employees with nuts to go to Iraq and provide the diplomatic attention that it deserves, we are going to rely on our servicemen/women. Second - The Nick News episode directly focused children toward a known communist organization "World can't wait". I don't care what your modern focus is on the war and national politics, I thought that we all figured out and agreed that communism was not an option about 50 years ago. While we are on the topic of images dead children, shall we go down the list of communist government historical actions around the world? Call me old fashioned, but communism is not a political option for our nation. Do I feel that Linda Ellerby should quit producing news programs for children - no. It is her right as an American to do so. She is an excellent producer and my heart goes out to her for being a single mother and a cancer survivor. Do I feel that Nick News should change their format - yes, if they want my family's viewing. Constructive and open political conversation is the mark of Freedom. I hope that Ms. Ellerby produces many more programs of this nature, and I hope that Americans continue to respond with their opinions. During this period, I challenge anyone to show me the benefits of promoting Communism to our children. God Bless America