White House Spreads Lies About ‘Cancel Culture,’ Paw Patrol, And Lego
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany promised on her first day that she would never lie to the American public. Less than four months later, she stood at a podium and falsely declared that both the Nick Jr. cartoon, ‘Paw Patrol,’ and Lego sets featuring police themes had been ‘canceled.’
In the short clip below, McEnany declares, He’s also appealed by cancel culture, and cancel culture specifically as it applies to cops. We saw a few weeks ago that ‘Paw Patrol,’ a cartoon show about cops, was canceled. The show ‘Cops’ was canceled, ‘Live PD’ was canceled, Lego halted the sales of their Lego City Police Station — it’s really unfortunate.”
Have we really come to a place where The White House is lying about Paw Patrol?
Yes, yes we have.
The White House is lying…
about a cartoon.pic.twitter.com/6K1MBwbEsX
— James Kosur (@JamesKosur) July 24, 2020
However, only a small portion of this is true. Two television shows aimed at adults, which feature film footage of live arrests, were indeed canceled — ‘Cops’ and ‘Live PD.’ However, ‘Paw Patrol’ is not a cartoon about police — it’s a cartoon about puppies that perform rescues, including Marshall, a firedog, Everest, a snow rescue dog, and Chase, a police dog. It also hasn’t been canceled, and Screen Rant (among others) covered this over a month ago.
The popular cartoon television show PAW Patrol is rumored to be canceled but, in all actuality, it was renewed for a new season with a future film in the works slated for a 2021 release…It is completely false that the show is canceled but the joke also shed light on the mass amount of media dedicated to glorifying police officers.
As for the claim about Lego, HillReporter also covered that last month, when Trump’s (then) campaign manager Brad Parscale tweeted the same false claim and Lego responded publicly, saying, “We are not removing any LEGO sets from sale. Reports otherwise are false.”
Both of these claims were debunked more than a month before McEnany repeated them from her podium, one of them with a response directly to Trump’s team.