Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Cookie Monster v. Elmo?

Or maybe Grover v. Elmo - hard to say, though Oscar has always struck me as a bit more of the Republican (but he does show a heart in "Elmo's Adventure in Grouchland"). That little ditty at the end of Elmo's World is bound to get a bit spookier... "Republicans...Republicans...Republicans hate gays..." or perhaps, "Silly shade...are you hiding sinners having consensual sex?" or even, "How does Mr. Noodle's Brother, Mr. Noodle, punish the wicked, treasonous liberals?" (it'd be a tough haul for Michael Jeter if he were still alive).

Check out the news by Elise at After School Snack or over at The Progress Report.

The Privatization of PBS
According to people within the Public Broadcasting Service, the supposedly politically independent PBS "is being forced to toe a more conservative line in its programming" by its oversight agency, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which is being stacked with right-wing appointees. Over the past few years, President Bush has attempted to flood the CPB board with partisan political operatives. The result, according to a senior FCC official, is that today CPB "is engaged in a systematic effort not just to sanitize the truth, but to impose a right-wing agenda on PBS. It's almost like a right-wing coup. It appears to be orchestrated."

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