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Bill Nye: Maybe families should be taxed for having more kids

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Why does every TV show need to be political? On Wednesday’s “The Morning Blaze with Doc Thompson,” the guys talked about TV shows that emphasize politics over entertainment. Some of their examples are the revamped “PowerPuff Girls,” Netflix’s “Bill Nye Saves the World” and “SheZow,” which is a kids’ cartoon about a teen boy who turns into a girl superhero part of the time.

“If you want to have a transgender superhero, I don’t care. … I hate when it comes across where they’re trying to set some sort of precedent and indoctrinate,” Doc said.

Another problem with TV today is lopsided representation that exaggerates small percentages of the population. Doc pointed out out that if you relied on TV’s skewed sample, “You would believe that 78% of people are gay.”

Netflix’s “Bill Nye Saves the World” is a a recent example of politics infiltrating entertainment. The new show from TV personality Bill Nye is aimed at adults and features discussions about science and celebrity appearances.

Kris Cruz has been watching the show to see what cultural messages Nye is teaching these days and talked about one of Nye’s “scientific” questions with horrifying implications.

“[Bill Nye’s new show] is a little crazy out there too. He goes ‘maybe we should start taxing people for extra kids,’” Kris said.

“We’re China now?” Kal Elsebai asked.

To see more from Doc, visit his channel on TheBlaze and listen live to “The Morning Blaze with Doc Thompson” weekdays 6–9 a.m. ET, only on TheBlaze Radio Network.

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