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2/4/2012 1:05:00 PM
Letter: Leave Wall Street for Sesame Street


After months of hearing the pros and cons with regard to Fox News, Kermit the Frog’s and Miss Piggy’s Jan. 26 response to Eric Bolling’s ludicrous accusation that the Muppets are an example of how the “liberal media” tries to “brainwash our kids” were like breaths of fresh air. Miss Piggy’s response was, in my opinion, spot on saying “(The brainwashing charges are) almost as laughable as accusing Fox News of being ... news.”

Maybe it is time for the Fox News Executive Board to take the day off and spend it watching back-to-back episodes of Sesame Street. If nothing else they would learn “C” is for compassionate, conscientious, concise and credible.

Christy Green


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Reader Comments

Posted: Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Article comment by: John McMillian

Sorry, I forgot to add...

Run by Liberals and Independents...

You know I almost forgot those Independents....You know, Independents-those people who are actually Liberals/Progressives, but are afraid to be labeled as "Liberals" in public and disguise themselves as something else. Walks like a duck....
Such a sham.

Posted: Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Article comment by: John McMillian

Farleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey : Run by Liberals.

University of Maryland: Run by Liberals.

I rest my case. Keep drinking the Kool-Aid, Phil.

Posted: Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Article comment by: Slater Slater

Liberals? Are they the one's that want a free chicken in every pot?

Posted: Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Article comment by: Peter, Yavapai County

It's impossible to brainwash a child to be liberal - children are born liberal. The result of poor parenting is that neglected childen learn to be whiny, selfish, close minded and entitled.

Sesame street is popular with children because they have a natural aversion to "growing up".

Posted: Monday, February 6, 2012
Article comment by: Phil Falbo

Thank you John (yet again!) and "Another Liberal..." for clearly demonstrating the timelessly accuracy of the words of PT Barnum and H L Mencken:

"You Will Never Go Broke Underestimating the Intelligence of the American Public.

Also, note this information:

From Forbes.com: A poll by Farleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey showed that of all the news channels out there, Fox News viewers are the least informed.

Another: A University of Maryland study published earlier this month found that people in the survey who had the most exposure to Fox News were more likely to believe falsehoods and rumors about national and world affairs when compared to those who paid attention to other news outlets.

Other examples verifying the same data abound.

Enough said-- for most intelligent people.

Posted: Monday, February 6, 2012
Article comment by: Another liberal waching Fox?

Never ceases to amaze me how many liberals watch Fox news even though it apparently aggravates them to no end.

I don't watch Fox or MSNBC for that matter.

But I do note that among all Americans, Fox is polled as the most credible source of unbiased news and information, coming in at double the percentage of PBS.

Posted: Sunday, February 5, 2012
Article comment by: Maggie Holt

Well said, Christy!

Posted: Sunday, February 5, 2012
Article comment by: John McMillian

It is funny how the Left constantly attacks Fox News. Of course we know why Fox News out ranks all of the Left's offerings combined. CNN, MSNBC, all the alphabets...

It is no wonder they try to discredit Fox because slowly but surely the Left is losing its grip on the media monopoly.

Hey Christy, nobody is forcing you to watch Fox...you can turn Rachael Madcow back on now for your constant supply of lefty drivel....you know, 80% of programming devoted to discrediting Fox.... Who's not really reporting the news hahaha

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