Dennis Prager has said more than once that the left ruins everything it touches.
A reverse Midas touch, if you will.
We've seen no evidence to refute Prager’s contention, but much that supporting it.
Take this latest example from HBO Max. This streaming network has ordered a new series of "Looney Tunes" cartoons, Fox News tells us.
The first change affects that master of self-inflicted mayhem, Elmer Fudd.
The fractious farmer will no longer be allowed to brandish a gun when chasing Bugs Bunny, because HBO doesn’t want to take a chance on frightening adult leftists.
Even worse, the new Elmer is losing his stutter and will talk like George VI at the end of "The King’s Speech."
That’s because HBO doesn’t want to take a chance on hurting anyone’s feelings.
Before you get too exercised, we have a confession.
We made that last part up, but we’ll bet more than one of you thought it sounded plausible.
In a world where the Minneapolis city council can vote overwhelmingly to disband its police force, making Elmer Fudd sound like the King of England is not outside the realm of possibility, because so much of what the left actually does is just as nonsensical.
Like this gem of wisdom, "We’re not doing guns," executive producer Peter Browngardt told The New York Times. "But, we can do cartoony violence — TNT, the Acme stuff. All that was kind of grandfathered in."
It would be difficult to find a more cartoony implement than Elmer’s shotgun, but it has to go because — well just because.
The fact is when the first Elmer Fudd cartoons were shown on TV in the 1950’s and 1960’s there was no wave of mass shootings by hard-to-understand farmers.
Or mass shootings by teenagers marinated in evil.
Same cartoon, but we live in a different culture.
And our delicate "Kultural Kommissars" have decided that even harmless weapons have to go.
Instead Elmer Fudd will use a scythe to try catching Bugs, because the thought of being sliced in two by a curved blade is so much more palatable than being hit with buckshot.
We're fairly sure that between banning guns and woke dialogue that lectures viewers, "Looney Tunes" 2.0 will be unwatchable.
We don’t intend to sample it for ourselves, but you can let us know if we’re wrong.
Michael Reagan, the eldest son of President Reagan, is a Newsmax TV analyst. A syndicated columnist and author, he chairs The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Michael is an in-demand speaker with Premiere speaker’s bureau. Read Michael Reagan's Reports — More Here.
Michael R. Shannon is a commentator, researcher for the League of American Voters, and an award-winning political and advertising consultant with nationwide and international experience. He is author of "Conservative Christian’s Guidebook for Living in Secular Times (Now with added humor!)." Read Michael Shannon's Reports — More Here.