Halloween is Turning Children into Liberals!

2 11 2007

From MediaMatters:

On the October 31 edition of Fox News’ Hannity & Colmes, co-host Sean Hannity claimed that “Halloween is a liberal holiday” and “is teaching our kids to be liberals.” Hannity explained that “we’re teaching kids to knock on other people’s doors and ask for a handout.” Co-host Alan Colmes responded by asking if that meant that Christmas is a “liberal holiday.” Colmes asserted that Halloween represents “the act of giving,” and asked: “Isn’t that a Christian thing, to give, to share with your community?” Hannity replied: “Not to teach your kids to beg for a handout.”

An October 22 “editorial cartoon” in The Onion, a satirical newspaper, asks, “Halloween: What is it teaching our kids?” The cartoon depicts a costumed child receiving candy under the words: “Everyone deserves hand-outs!” The child carries a sack with the words “something for nothing” printed on it, while a depiction of the cartoonist declares: “Scariest night of the year.”

Wow.  It is frightening when the Onion predicts conservative behavior.  Is it still satire if it just reports what people actually believe?

Here’s the cartoon from the Onion:

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