Screen Junkies » ben shapiro http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Mon, 18 Aug 2014 21:37:31 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 ‘Sesame Street’: Is It A Gay-Hippie-Liberal Conspiracy? http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/sesame-street-is-it-a-gay-hippie-liberal-conspiracy/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/sesame-street-is-it-a-gay-hippie-liberal-conspiracy/#comments Fri, 03 Jun 2011 03:35:14 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=214558 Sunny days... turning our children gay?

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Sunny days… turning our children gay?

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That’s what author Ben Shapiro is accusing “Sesame Street,” and Hollywood in general, of doing in his soon-to-be-released book Primetime Propaganda. In an interview on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show, Shapiro said he wants to “take [Elmo and Big Bird] out back and cap em.” They’re gonna love this guy at daycare centers across the country. Basically, Shapiro claims there’s a deep liberal bias on the beloved children’s show, and based on his interview with Children’s Television Workshop VP Mike Dann, claimed the following:

“(Dann) said the whole purpose of ‘Sesame Street‘ was to cater to black and Hispanic youths who, quote-unquote, do not have reading literature in the house,” Shapiro told Hannity. “There’s kind of this soft bigotry of low expectations.”

He also went after the “Sesame Street” website’s promotion of “gender-neutral language. Make sure you give your boys dolls and make sure you give your girls fire trucks.” Another commentator claimed that gender-neutral thinking led high school choosing a gay kid as prom king. Yup, there’s definitely no need to further substantiate that line of reasoning, and he did not.

Shapiro interviewed the producers and showrunners of several popular TV shows, including “Friends” and “House,” who he says substantiated his claim of TV’s liberal bias. To be fair, Chandler’s catchphrase “could I be anymore of a gay rights crusader and anti-gun activist” was kind of a dead giveaway. (Hollywood Reporter)

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