“There’s something wrong when so-called cancel culture gets more attention than the struggles that millions of Americans are facing,” Stelter said.
When Republicans focus on subjects including Mr. Potato Head, The Muppets and cancel culture, they’re addressing what they believe to be left-wing attacks on traditional families and the traditional family structure, Filipovic pointed out. “The Republican Party does not have and frankly doesn’t want to have any legislative solutions to those ‘non-problems.’ Democrats and Progressives are the ones out there proposing actual legislative solutions that would help to solve the problems that families — traditional or not — in the US are facing.”
And CPAC is closely aligned with Fox News, as the topics discussed often mirror what the network chooses to emphasize. “CPAC is basically a live taping of Fox,” Stelter said. In a CPAC speech Friday, Rep. Matt Gaetz referred to Mr. Potato Head as “America’s first transgender doll.”