Attorney General Eric Holder appeared in an anti-bullying public service announcement now playing on Cartoon Network, the Department of Justice announced Monday.
Holder, just back from sharing recollections in Ferguson, Mo., of his super-dramatic run-ins with the police (they stopped him for speeding and for once running to a “picture movie”), Holder spoke of the “violence” of bullying on a network owned by progressive billionaire Ted Turner. Cartoon Network is currently soaring in the ratings among 18-to-34 year old men.
“The violence of bullying has a devastating effect on young people,” Holder said. “I’m joining Cartoon Network to encourage one million people to speak up against bullying.”
The Stop Bullying people have been out and about on sidewalks this summer in Washington, D.C., looking very much like the kinds of kids who would adopt school bullying as their wedge issue. Eric Holder has now joined their ranks.
“Why can’t I float over the heads of all the bullies?” said John C. Reilly’s Dr. Steve Brule on the network’s late-night “Adult Swim” program “Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!”