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Tuesday, 21 March 2017 00:44

WashPost Insinuates PBS' Budget Was Cut Because ‘Sesame Street’ Mocked Trump

Written by  Nicholas Fondacaro

Following the release of President Donald Trump’s new federal budget last week, the liberal media was up in arms that Trump would dare to defund the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. On Sunday, a CNN anchor asked the MRC’s Dan Gainor if it was “conservative revenge.

” But The Washington Post on Monday had an even more ridiculous explanation. “Trump wants to defund PBS. ‘Sesame Street’ brutally parodied him for decades,” read the headline to an arts and entertainment article by Avi Selk.

You should know a couple of things before we embark on a recap of “Sesame Street’s” surprisingly vicious takedowns of Donald Trump, which span three decades leading up to his political rise,” he hyped as he laid the groundwork for his conspiracy theory:

First: Trump is most often depicted as a grouch — unpleasant monsters who base their culture and economy around garbage. So when “Donald Grump” appears in a 2005 episode as a badly toupeed-muppet “whose name equals trash,” that’s not necessarily an insult.

The other thing is that Trump, as president of the United States, wants to end public television funding that created “Sesame Street” — more often known for lessons on counting and sharing than biting satire.

We know of nothing to suggest any link between these skits and Trump’s budget proposal,” he cautioned, but that didn’t stop Selk from trying to make those connections.

Read more at NewsBusters

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Sesame Street has made millions of dollars - how much do they use to support PBS????
Don't think they return much - if any. PBS will continue with viewer support, so there is nothing to worry about. And there are plenty of wealthy movie stars that should take some of their "pocket change" and support not only PBS but the National Endowment for the Arts as well.
There are economic times when the average person is struggling and there is nothing extra in the federal bank. Our national debt is rising and Trump is being careful with his budget.
As an actor, I would love NEA to have money, but there are choices to be made!

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As the left claws for its life they say and do what ever to try holding on to the life of those in dire misery knowing there near death. The Devilcrats as a party of hate are near death but not for the gasping they are doing it will soon be over as Hate is overtaking them.

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