Indoctrinate the young as early as possible

You know the war against Fox News has gotten serious on the left when the children's show "Sesame Street" gets in on the Fox bashing.

Michael Calderone of Politico writes of the PBS ombudsman's criticism of a Sesame Street episode that aired last year but has become prominent due to the recent controversies:

PBS ombudsman Michael Getler weighs in on a Sesame Street joke from an episode that ran a couple times in 2008 -- apparently without much controversy -- but recently ticked off viewers when it aired again last week.The Times noted that Stage Right, a pseudonymous blogger on Andrew Breitbart's Big Hollywood site, called attention to the episode in question this week, as well as, issues around public funding to PBS. Big Hollywood's Adam Baldwin had a related post about the show's influence on kids.

In the episode, Oscar the Grouch is told by a viewer that she's switching from his own Grouch News Network (GNN) -- get it? -- to Pox News. "Now there's a trashy news show," he's told.

Getler, to his credit, points out the error:

I don't know what was in the head of the producers, but my guess is that this was one of those parodies that was too good to resist. But it should have been resisted. Broadcasters can tell parents whatever they think of Fox or any other network, but you shouldn't do it through the kids.

I'm sure a lot of crap like this is "too good to resist" for kiddie show producers. We see the constant trashing of conservatives on prime time TV anyway, so it shouldn't surprise us when the leftists try to brainwash kids on their shows.

 

Hat Tip: Ed Lasky


You know the war against Fox News has gotten serious on the left when the children's show "Sesame Street" gets in on the Fox bashing.

Michael Calderone of Politico writes of the PBS ombudsman's criticism of a Sesame Street episode that aired last year but has become prominent due to the recent controversies:

PBS ombudsman Michael Getler weighs in on a Sesame Street joke from an episode that ran a couple times in 2008 -- apparently without much controversy -- but recently ticked off viewers when it aired again last week.

The Times noted that Stage Right, a pseudonymous blogger on Andrew Breitbart's Big Hollywood site, called attention to the episode in question this week, as well as, issues around public funding to PBS. Big Hollywood's Adam Baldwin had a related post about the show's influence on kids.

In the episode, Oscar the Grouch is told by a viewer that she's switching from his own Grouch News Network (GNN) -- get it? -- to Pox News. "Now there's a trashy news show," he's told.

Getler, to his credit, points out the error:

I don't know what was in the head of the producers, but my guess is that this was one of those parodies that was too good to resist. But it should have been resisted. Broadcasters can tell parents whatever they think of Fox or any other network, but you shouldn't do it through the kids.

I'm sure a lot of crap like this is "too good to resist" for kiddie show producers. We see the constant trashing of conservatives on prime time TV anyway, so it shouldn't surprise us when the leftists try to brainwash kids on their shows.

 

Hat Tip: Ed Lasky