Not an Onion article. (checks) Hm, wait, it IS published by The Onion. (double checks) Oh, but the A.V. Club is NOT satirical. So yeah, Fox Business is actually attacking The LEGO Movie. Gotta love the headline: Fox News decries movie designed explicitly to sell toys as "anti-business"
Unlike The Muppets, which tried—but failed—to mask its anti-corporate message from Fox News by giving its tycoon villain the subtle name “Tex Richman,” The Lego Movie doesn’t even bother to hide its agenda, calling its main antagonist “Lord Business.” And the fact that Lord Business is meant to represent business definitely wasn’t lost on Fox Business host Charles Payne, who works every day at a network with “Business” in its name, so you’re not going to put one over on him. Indeed, Payne even noticed that Lord Business “looks a little bit like Mitt Romney,” in that both are plastic, malleable, and easily held up as props for the opinions of Fox commentators.
“Why is the head of a corporation, where they hire people, people go to work, they pay their rent, their mortgage, they put their kids through college, they feed their families, they give to charities, they give to churches—why would the CEO be an easy target?” Payne demands of his guest, Rentrak senior media analyst Paul Dergarabedian, whose meek defense against Payne’s “Ode On A CEO” makes him the functional-yet-weak, 1x1 angular brick of Payne’s one-sided argument. Halfheartedly suggesting The Lego Movie might at least “start a debate” about the nature of business within incredibly depressing households, Dergarabedian is immediately steamrolled by Monica Crowley, who steps in to become the first person to ever defend It’s A Wonderful Life’s Mr. Potter.
You can't make this stuff up, folks.
BTW, I saw this movie on opening night with some friends. And it is... HILARIOUS!!! It's so... words can't even....
And in the spirit of capitalism and telling Fox Business to shove it, go see the movie!! And bring your kids!! You'll love it! 8-)