Sunday, May 29, 2011

Is Big Bird Really a Commie?

Just when you thought you'd heard it all, right-wing columnist, Ben Shapiro, now says that Sesame Street has subliminal "pinko" messages.

And not just Sesame Street but other television favourites.
The TV series Friends undermined family values; Sesame Street taught ethnic minorities about civil disobedience; Happy Days had a subtle anti-Vietnam subtext; and the 1980s cop show MacGyver tried to persuade pistol-packing Americans that guns are bad.
He may have a point. I mean what's with all that sharing nonsense?

Sounds "Commie" to me.

In his new book, Primetime Propaganda, Shapiro undercovers the deep dark secrets of everyone from the Oscar the Grouch (Stalin?) to Kermit the Frog (Ghandi).

It's about time we got these "Reds" out of show business and back into the sock drawer where they belong.

1 comment:

  1. I decided to google Ben Shapiro and it looks like he's seriously serious. I can't believe he could be serious about Sesame Street, but Google says he's a right-wing newspaper columnist, and doesn't say the book is humorous.
    If Kermit the Frog is Ghandi, I'm going to declare myself Green, because this Shapiro person is nuts. Instead of Jewish as his name suggests, is he maybe a born-again wingnut like Stephen Harper? Doesn't he realize the Nazis were right-wing fruitcakes gone bad?