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GrumpyOldLady
11-05-2009, 04:57 PM
Story Here (http://www.newsmax.com/insidecover/sesame_street_pox_news_/2009/11/05/282259.html)


The ombudsman for PBS apologized Thursday for a “Sesame Street” skit in which the world-famous muppets mocked “Pox News” – a clear attack on the Fox News Network.

In the episode, which aired Oct. 29, one of Sesame Street's creations, the Grouch News Network, hosted by muppet “Oscar the Grouch,” is discussing GNN's dedication to "all grouchy, all disgustin', all yucky" news. But another character feels that the Grouch is not grouchy enough and threatens to switch to "Pox News, now there's a trashy news show," she says.

Subliminal indoctrination

Gingersnap
11-05-2009, 05:40 PM
Subliminal indoctrination

Where was the "subliminal" part? :p

JB
11-05-2009, 06:09 PM
I was outraged when the skit originally ran two years ago.

Pox News (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ynews/20091105/pl_ynews/ynews_pl968)

Actually I wasn't because this is the first I've heard of it.

linda22003
11-05-2009, 09:39 PM
Why are you guys still watching Sesame Street, at your age? :p

Rockntractor
11-05-2009, 11:15 PM
I never watched when I was a kid. It was more fun watching Jerry beat the hell out of Tom than that sissy PBS crap!

PoliCon
11-05-2009, 11:22 PM
I never watched when I was a kid. It was more fun watching Jerry beat the hell out of Tom than that sissy PBS crap!

My niece and nephews love tom and Jerry still - And I loved Tiny Toons when I was a kid! Only one of the lil' buggers likes Sesame Street - the baby. He's hooked on Elmo.