I see that the folks who live and breathe by whatever is on Fox News have something new to worry about, besides all of the conspiracies that the liberal administration has cooked up to ruin the country.
It’s bad enough that they have to fret and fuss about government run health care, gay marriage, and whatever else has them on edge, but now they are upset at the iconic children’s television program Sesame Street.
It seems that recently the long running PBS program reran a two year old skit where Oscar the Grouch played a reporter for the “Grouch News Network,” also known as “GNN.” In the skit, a viewer calls Oscar to complain that his news coverage is not grouchy enough, and says in the future he’ll watch Pox News, because “that’s a trashy news show!”
Hard line conservatives responded by calling the skit an attack on Fox News, demanding that Sesame Street be taken off the air, and claiming that the show was a tool used by liberals to influence kids and undermine parental authority.
Geez, does everything have to be a left wing conspiracy? What the hell ever happened to a sense of humor?
According to an article on Yahoo News, this isn’t the first time Sesame Street has come under fire from the conservative camp. A while back an internet rumor claimed that the program had “caved to pressure from liberals promoting healthy-eating habits and was converting Cookie Monster into Veggie Monster” because the character was adding fruits and vegetables to his diet. In response, an internet petition was quickly circulated by the conservative crowd calling for an end to the show.
Well, I hope so! The last thing I want my grandkids doing is eating healthy! Cookies and donuts made me the man I am today, and I want them to have the same wheezing, waddling quality of life I have so enjoyed!
Does everything have to be a conspiracy? Does every sneeze and fart have to mask a hidden agenda? What the hell ever happened to a sense of humor? I don’t care if you’re white or black, on the left or right, if you’re a born again Christian or an agnostic, a Democrat or a Republican. If you can’t laugh at yourself every once in a while, you’re taking life way too seriously. Lighten up!
What’s next? Will the left wingers decide it’s a conspiracy that allows drivers to make a right turn on a red light?
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