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Romney wants to cut funding for PBS and Sesame Street

Discussion in 'Sesame Street' started by tutter_fan, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. muppet maniac

    muppet maniac Well-Known Member

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  2. mbmfrog

    mbmfrog Active Member

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  3. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I can understand why they used it. It's the one part of the debate where the president was paying attention.

    Seriously... weak. There's a LOT of dirt on his secret illegal account.

    Oh crap. I shouldn't have said he was a customer!

    Oh, crap. I shouldn't have said it was secret!

    Oh, crap! I certainly shouldn't have said it was illegal!

    (seriously... all these Romney Vs. Big Bird things, and we can't get one reference to that Simpsons episode on tumblr?)
  4. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    Sesame Workshop just issued another statement... It feels like they are getting tired of this now. Their earlier statement right after the debate is here. It's hard to believe that any political advertisement would include licensed characters without first getting clearance rights.

    Sesame Workshop Response to Campaign Ads

    Sesame Workshop is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization and we do not endorse candidates or participate in political campaigns. We have approved no campaign ads, and, as is our general practice, have requested that both campaigns remove Sesame Street characters and trademarks from their campaign materials.

    http://www.sesameworkshop.org/our-blog/2012/10/09/sesame-workshop-response-to-campaign-ads/
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  5. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

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  6. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    Good for you. Lol
  7. mbmfrog

    mbmfrog Active Member


    Like I said before, it was bound to happen and I think the Obama adminstration just pushed the joke a bit too far. :(
  8. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    I hope both candidates have learned from this experience. Don't mess with our Street. :wisdom:
  9. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    You know what the best part is? Best being used in sarcastic tense? Now Romney's attacking Obama for attacking him for making a dXXXish comment in the first place, essentially turning his gaffe into someone else's. All with the laughable ideal of yeah, he's complaining about me wanting to cut funding, but what about the jorbs? Dey Took Errr Jerrrbs! Even though cutting PBS funding is going to lose more of said "jobs."

    Ah, Republican Party... you're always so classy.
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  10. jvcarroll

    jvcarroll Well-Known Member

    Well, Fox News has been crapping on the Muppets again. Sigh. I know there are a lot of conservatives on this forum and I can respectfully disagree with you on your politics, but I can't see anyone being a fan of Fox News network with their history of abusing the Muppets and Sesame Street.

    Their claim is that Sesame Street has been trying to indoctrinate this nation's children into a liberal agenda. I don't understand what how letters, numbers, sharing, healthy eating, multi-ethnic cast members, guest stars of all backgrounds, First Ladies of both parties constitutes indoctrination or why they keep showing promotional material from last year's Disney-owned Muppets movie. All I know is that once again they are loose on the fact for the sake of ratings and that Brian Kilmeade shared some dismissive hostility toward Cookie Monster when they appeared a few weeks ago. CNN and MSNBC understand the legacy of Sesame Street and know that it's an honor to have them drop by. Maybe Fox should reassess their own elitist behavior before inditing the "media elite" again. /soapbox

    Even though the news division separates itself from the entertainment division, t's amusing that the new Sesame Street movie is being released through 20th Century Fox.
  11. Walter

    Walter Active Member

    Yeah, why can't they do enough research to tell the difference between a Sesame character and a Muppet...

    Anyways, I made a thread about the ad thing, but deleted it seeing as it's old news now. Am I the only one who thought it looked like a parody of a real ad? Seriously, let's leave Big Bird out of politics.:wisdom:
  12. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    People don't realize that the hype is never as serious as the reality. People panic about Sesame Street being all liberal, but their "indoctrination" is never that severe. Like how people say Fox News is totally bias. Well obviously it's right leaning, but people don't realize that they have Democrat guests on all the time (a lot more often than MSNBC has Republicans frankly).
  13. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Well, just for the record, those clips were from late 2011, so it's not like they're doing it recently.
  14. jvcarroll

    jvcarroll Well-Known Member

    I no longer defend MSNBC since they have become progressively worse in the area of partisan politics. It's obvious they're using the tactics of Fox as a roadmap to success by some sort of reverse-engineering. That said, I don't think your claim about guests is true. They're both about the same now. Even when Fox has Democrats, they're used as strawmen who sit there and absorb the program hosts' vitriol without being given an adequate chance to respond. MSNBC isn't as bad, but they're really not that much better either. I just object to the idea that Fox has a moral leg-up in any area of production. Well, their graphics are shiny and their women are blonder.
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  15. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Fox hates anyone that isn't kissing their butts and agreeing to their far far far right extremist P.O.V. Everything that's for kids is some evil brainwashing conspiracy, even when they don't even bother doing the research. Like when they whined about how The Secret of Arriety is anti-1% when, let's face it, the fact the Borrowers work their own way and refuse any handouts sounds pretty Libertarian to me. I still can't believe anyone can defend them for not lying and making crap up if they refuse to even sit through a 90 minute movie before they can make tin foil hat conspiracy theories about. If they can't even be straight with a movie, how does that look when they're "reporting" "news"?

    I love the whole "liberal elitist" crap when the highest of the elite are the Neo-Cons. But I do agree... we need some sort of Patriotic, American alternative to Sesame Street... Aunty Ayn's Social Darwinism Playhouse. Today, we're going to laugh our butts off at a family that's hit hard times, and tell them to pick themselves up by the bootstraps while no one questions how we were lucky to be born into wealth.

    Seriously... how come that's the party that claims Christianity when their main ideals are so far from what Christ actually said?
  16. Animal'sBunny

    Animal'sBunny Active Member

    You stole my line, but yes. I agree.
  17. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    I was never a fan of Fox News anyways so that just makes me wanna blow fire their way even more. And this whole thing has just gotten way out of hand. I can understand Sesame getting tired of it cause I know I am. Can't wait till this whole election is OVER!!! Oh and here's a newsflash I don't defend any news outlets. And to both parties your both oh so classy! NOT!
  18. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Cuz they're both the same, right? One party's defending the Muppets, the other's attacking them with every kookoo conspiracy theory in the books. So yeah... exactly the same.

    I never tire of that. EVER.
  19. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Yep pretty much they are both the same in my eyes. And this doesn't even have anything to do with the Muppets. Both sides are ALWAYS attacking each other. So what else is FREAKING new? And while I commend the one side for defending the Muppets it's also clear Sesame just wants to be left out of this whole thing!
  20. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    If I could like your statement more then once I so would!!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!


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