Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Television Can No Longer Provide Needed Relief For This Generation Of Children

In my day, kids watched TV to escape reality and it was OKAY! It was called "the electronic babysitter." You sat there and watched pap and laughed. Sure the cartoon characters were getting their heads blown off or having anvils dropped on them, but that was all in fun.

THIS generation of kids can't even escape by watching "Sesame Street." We will bring an "awareness" of hunger and poverty and starvation to them. Isn't that great? Time was you could wait until you were about 10 or 12 to start realizing how fucked up everything was. Kids today will grow up faster. I say, "KEEP THEM IN THE DARK!" Let them have a childhood. The misery can wait.
A new poverty-stricken Muppet will highlight the issue of hunger struggles on an episode of "Sesame Street", the show said in a statement on Tuesday.

Pink-faced Muppet Lily, whose family deals with food insecurity, will join Big Bird, Elmo and other favorites on a one-hour prime-time special featuring country star Brad Paisley and his wife Kimberly Williams Paisley called "Growing Hope Against Hunger," to air Oct 9.

The new Muppet will bring awareness to the ongoing hunger struggles that families face in the United States, the show said.

"Food insecurity is a growing and difficult issue for adults to discuss, much less children," the Paisleys said in a statement.


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