Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney had to deal with a massive backlash for his comments on cutting government spending for PBS, even though he admitted that he likes Big Bird.
But, National Review columnist Mark Steyn, begs to differ. In his opinion there is nothing admirable about the giant yellow Muppet. After all, it’s Sesame Street that is directly responsible for all the wrongs happening in the world. I mean what more do you need as evidence than the link of Sesame Street with the attack on US consulate in Benghazi and the resulting death of US Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens.
Read Mark Steyn’s column here: Sesame Nation
Steyn completely steps out from the boundaries of rationality when he writes, ‘The butchers of Darfur aren’t blood-drenched machete-wielding genocidal killers but just Cookie Monsters whom we haven’t given enough cookies’. With such statements he really intends to make a point that it is basically Sesame Street characters who are responsible for all the atrocities in the world. Stop their funding and everything will return back to normal.
After going through Mark’s column one can easily be convinced that very soon his latest conspiracy theory will disclose that Big Bird and other Sesame Street characters have connections with the Taliban and Al-Qaeda.
Even if one accepts that his tone may be tongue-in-cheek, the point that he is trying to make is absolutely gibberish.