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‘The Simpsons’ calls out Fox News in musical number with Hugh Jackman

The Simpsons took aim at Fox News and Facebook during a musical number in Sunday’s (May 22) season 33 finale.In the episode titled ‘Poorhouse Rock’, Hugh Jackman and former US Labor Secretary Robert Reich led a song about the death of the US middle class.During the number, a character resembling Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson is shown (via Deadline), saying: “Putin for president, next on Fox News.”Facebook is similarly called out for spreading misinformation in the song’s lyrics: “Facebook feeds our fright / They convince us things were great when gas was cheap and men were white.” A Mark Zuckerberg-like character is also seen pressing a red button which reads “death of democracy”.Is that a new carbon blob in Sector 7-G, @RealHughJackman? pic.twitter.com/8xjZ7HqxV7— The Simpsons (@TheSimpsons) May 23, 2022Jackman, voicing a singing janitor, begins the eight-minute musical number as a challenge to Bart Simpson – who is inspired by his father Homer’s job at the nuclear power plant.
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