posted on Nov, 9 2009 @ 06:48 PM
A few points, if I may:
1. I guess I'm a bit out of touch, but do they still make Sesame Street? I remember watching that show when I was a kid. Or is this just a really old
clip they dug up?
2. Will kids even get this joke? I really doubt children who watch Sesame Street are in tune with the political leanings of major news networks.
3. I absolutely love how everyone is assuming this is a politically motivated slander. Fox news is supposed to be the fair and balanced one, right?
Isn't Fox supposed to be the one that doesn't take sides? At least that's what everyone who watches it is always saying to me.
But of course, as soon as someone trashes Fox news they're spreading 'leftist propaganda'. If they had replaced Fox with NBC or CNN, I highly doubt
the same people would be complaining about the reference...
Really, it seems to me like the writers at Sesame Street just wanted to slip a little joke in that they knew kids wouldn't get. I don't think it's
a good joke, because personally I think it fails to work on a lot of levels, mostly because of the target audience. 4 and 5 year olds who are learning
Abc's and how to count don't know or care about Fox news, so give them a break! They have maybe 14 good years of childhood before they get exposed
to all of the political garbage that is plaguing our country, let's let kids be kids.
I just honestly feel sorry for the kids who's parents are the hard-core 'righty' types that will now ban their children from watching Sesame Street
because its "liberal propaganda". Poor kids...