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Time magazine today selecting its person of the year for 2011.
-- the winner is.
Protests -- my next guest says time.
Has become a parody of itself from the -- a tricky ploy by protesting the time cover of course we automatically become its person of the year.
Joining me now is Benjamin's Schapiro all -- all of the book prime time propaganda but true Hollywood story.
Of how the left to -- -- -- TV.
Quite a titled band -- thank you very much for joining us okay so.
Let's talk about the first of the year by time magazine why not the protests -- mean.
Just Egypt the loan would you say the had a big impact.
I mean obviously protesters -- a big impact that you possibly be anymore vegan in his become a time magazine's staple that circulation is down so a couple years ago they had you.
-- you as the time magazine person of the year it it doesn't make a lot of guts -- -- single out an entire group of how women.
How human beings and you become not but it really does it isn't about the you can do when you get a broad group of editors think we're -- the best -- you can -- -- The protestor and again I do think that it is tricky Plano I'm protesting at not some look at that ban on them ten -- -- person of the year it's amazing.
To -- the two -- in the past three years yet it's getting that's getting tedious already.
I guess the question is.
Could you I mean is the protestor -- -- square the same one.
There is occupying Wall Street to mean is that obviously there's there's a division they would -- -- -- Well yeah I mean is -- that an end there's a difference between the protesters in Iran a couple years and on the protesters in arrears Clarendon.
He's -- there is some of them are -- Lara -- some America -- on cop cars mean.
Theoretically we could have made -- and rape the people of the year because those were apparently.
But you know the big events of the year associated with the protesters he could've skipped right over the people themselves and onto the actions that the most.
Identified wet stuff.
Next next year although we will look -- -- -- About that.
Well you know up with that in mind back in 1938 they elected Adolf -- one person of the year and 39 -- 42.
Stalin one it's has a rich history of interest things in this -- artists take a look at the list of about the Muppets.
Can I think we have sound -- lined up of fire how the Muppets.
We can't -- afford -- buying we get me.
Lots of ways that we can't get help example school school like it had -- fingerprints.
-- -- and then he'll pan am.
I'd serve brand -- What's wrong with that and what's wrong with that let -- first vol and look sesame street's mandate from the very beginning I talked when he did primetime propaganda I talked about you -- with the head -- to children's television workshop at expected.
Sesame Street was designed for quote -- inner city black and Hispanic kids who.
Quote did not have any reading material and household.
So basically what this is attempting to use teach kids -- government entitlements are the way to go to what we really need is more government spending.
-- they're starving -- even if you're not starving the other kids are.
But what this really is in the long run as we're no longer interested in writing and reading -- all the things that kids should be learning we're learning about what's really important.
Into in today's America which is how do you get your benefits so on next -- Sesame Street we're going to have classes on how you -- -- announce the unemployment line.
And claim your welfare benefits have of that.
I was like you grouch.
That -- they listen I'm.
OK so but you know I'm gonna play devil's advocate to have to have some compassion now -- -- people who need help them may be kids -- too young to appreciate that.
Yet they have all the food and everything they need -- -- but there -- the kids -- classroom who may not what's wrong with that.
But what really things wrong -- that is they kids are not want to make policy and other we have mr.
-- view of children as the wise people will lead us also promised land I'm sorry.
I don't want seven year -- telling me how to formulate government policy and not interest in what seven year old have to say.
In fact the only thing -- really -- have year old student is doing is going to school and morning and not running industry -- getting hit by cars and that's that's pretty much what I want their policy.
To be restricted to I'm not really that interested in having them push their -- Mommy you know what I saw on sesame -- up for kids let's vote for Barack Obama that's it doesn't seem like a good use of taxpayer dollars to me.
I -- it's five thank you so much Ben Shapiro -- appreciate your comments tonight for.
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