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Whitewashing Pedophilia at PBS
PJ Media ^ | November 20, 2012 | Christian Adams

Posted on 11/21/2012 4:59:47 AM PST by lbryce

Another victim has come forward and accused the voice of Sesame Street’s Elmo of engaging in pedophilia. Kevin Clash, the 28-year voice of Elmo, has resigned from the show after another alleged victim has come forward, this time in court. Cecil Singleton has sued Clash for engaging in sexual conduct with the boy when he was 15. Singleton is the second victim to come forward. The reaction of the government-funded PBS’s Sesame Workshop? Condemnation? Disgust? Hardly.

The statement:

“Sesame Workshop’s mission is to harness the educational power of media to help all children the world over reach their highest potential. Kevin Clash has helped us achieve that mission for 28 years, and none of us, especially Kevin, want anything to divert our attention from our focus on serving as a leading educational organization. Unfortunately, the controversy surrounding Kevin’s personal life has become a distraction that none of us want, and he has concluded that he can no longer be effective in his job and has resigned from Sesame Street. This is a sad day for Sesame Street.”

(outrageous emphasis all mine.)

Let’s deconstruct the statement. First the praise: “Kevin Clash has helped us achieve that mission for 28 years.” Really? What will PBS do when we learn that Clash’s access to children through Sesame Workshop may have resulted in abuse the same way Jerry Sandusky’s access to kids at Penn State did? Will PBS stand by Clash the same way the statement does?

Pedophiles notoriously enter professions that give them access to children. Like a fisherman with a lure, they rely on puppets, football tickets, candy, balloons, toys and worse to attract victims. Did Clash’s “achievement” of the PBS “mission for 28 years” have a darker side? It seems strange that his employers would tout his good work.

Next: “none of us, especially Kevin, want anything to divert our attention.” So nice to see that Sesame Workshop is doing Clash’s bidding. If Kevin wouldn’t want it, neither would we.

Sickening.

“the controversy surrounding Kevin’s personal life has become a distraction that none of us want.”

The “controversy?” “Personal life?” Let’s call it what it really is: criminal allegations of child rape. It isn’t personal, unless you are a member of NAMBLA, when an adult engages in sex with a minor boy. It is public. It is against the law.

Nor is it a “controversy.” It is a crime.

Is this the world the supporters of government-funded broadcast media want? Do they really want a world where criminal pedophiles are excused because of their good work for 28 years? Is anything that involves alleged crimes by gay pedophiles an intrusion into someone’s “personal life?”

It seems so.

Even late today, the accused pedophile Clash is featured prominently on the Sesame Workshop webpage. The front page has this graphic containing Clash’s photo.

The photo links to this page that says:

Congratulations to the Sesame Workshop team for receiving an Emmy for Growing Hope Against Hunger, a special focusing on the invisible crisis of food insecurity in the United States. Food insecurity is a difficult issue for parents and children to discuss, and Growing Hope Against Hunger sought to present personal stories about food insecure families that would help raise awareness about hunger as well strategies that have helped these families grow stronger and more secure. Congratulations to . . . Producer Kevin Clash.

Here’s what PBS should say instead:

We are disgusted by the allegations against Kevin Clash. We at PBS take our responsibility as a publicly supported corporation seriously. Child sexual abuse is a tragic crime and will never be tolerated. Unfortunately, Mr. Clash was placed in a position where he had access to children as the voice of Elmo and that cannot continue. We know that pedophilia is a crime that affects lives well into adulthood and we will do all we can to help any victims.


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KEYWORDS: fdrq; pedophilia; sesamestreet
It's part of the liberal agenda to respond in this outrageous manner....

Please. The image of any stories you have to tell about Big Bird is too much to bear, better left unsaid.

1 posted on 11/21/2012 4:59:51 AM PST by lbryce
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To: lbryce

I could have sworn that we were now “celebrating” all forms of “love”?

Or is it just a matter that the rainbow triangle mafia isnt ready to beat the nation into accepting that very common part of their “sexuality”?


2 posted on 11/21/2012 5:04:25 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: lbryce

“Unfortunately, Mr. Clash was placed in a position where he had access to children as the voice of Elmo and that cannot continue. “

It almost sounds as if they knew he was a pervert.


3 posted on 11/21/2012 5:09:30 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: lbryce

Yes, PBS should stand for children, not those who prey on them.


4 posted on 11/21/2012 5:11:20 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: lbryce
Come and play.... Everything's A okay....

Sesame Street tune.

5 posted on 11/21/2012 5:14:19 AM PST by Stepan12
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To: lbryce
You know, it's not unknown in recent American history for people to have had their lives ruined by false accusations of child molestation.

And so far, there does not appear to be anything like the pattern of actual witnesses that characterized the Sandusky case.

I think that resignation is completely appropriate given the nature of this person's job, but from here on in I would let the criminal justice system do its job.

6 posted on 11/21/2012 5:23:32 AM PST by Notary Sojac (Only liberals believe that people can be made virtuous via legislative enactment.)
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To: lbryce

Well he is only a pedophile. It isn’t like he is something truly awful, like a rich, white man, or, shudder, a C-C-Christian. /s


7 posted on 11/21/2012 5:25:07 AM PST by USMCWife6869
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To: lbryce
Is this the world the supporters of government-funded broadcast media want? Do they really want a world where criminal pedophiles are excused because of their good work for 28 years? Is anything that involves alleged crimes by gay pedophiles an intrusion into someone’s “personal life?”

It seems so.

I think the author is exactly right. The supporters of government-funded broadcast media (world-wide) do not think there is anything wrong with intergenerational same-sex intimacy. It drives them nuts that they have to pretend to agree with those haters who can't accept the private, consensual relationship between Mr. Clash and his young-adult sex partners.

In a few years, when Obama comes out, they'll stop pretending.

8 posted on 11/21/2012 5:27:23 AM PST by Tax-chick (Are you getting ready for the Advent Kitteh?)
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To: lbryce

This is a tragedy.

I think that this is the cleanest way for PBS to distance themselves from these terrible accusations. And while I am angry that this might have gone on, I am not ready to declare Clash guilty.

Yet.

This latest “victim” could be an opportunist, given that he should have been talking to the Police, and not an Ambulance Chaser looking for a $5 million payday. I am always dubious when the obvious path is ignored in favor of a quick buck.

If true, this is the sickest form of child abuse and I expect that Clash will spend the rest of his life paying for it.

If not, then his career is wrecked and there is nothing that will remove this stain from him.

I will wait for the evidence.


9 posted on 11/21/2012 5:31:11 AM PST by Mr. Quarterpanel (I am not an actor, but I play one on TV)
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To: lbryce

Please compare the way the left treats Mr Clash versus the way the left treated Catholic Priests.


10 posted on 11/21/2012 5:32:15 AM PST by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: USMCWife6869
Well he is only a pedophile.

In our society, he's only a "pedophile" if one of the young men was a day younger, rather than a day older, than the arbitrary day he was legally defined as a "consenting adult." We're all supposed to pretend there's a really significant difference between a boy on his 17th birthday and the same boy a day earlier.

11 posted on 11/21/2012 5:36:24 AM PST by Tax-chick (Are you getting ready for the Advent Kitteh?)
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To: lbryce

Mark my words.

I said this ten years ago, when the sodomites began in earnest their push for “marriage”.

Normalization of Pedophilia is the next frontier for the Left.

Followed closely by, or in tandem with, polyamory.


12 posted on 11/21/2012 5:41:37 AM PST by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Tax-chick

I don’t disagree with you. My point was more about who the liberals choose to demonize and the hypocrisy that is so obvious to everyone but them.


13 posted on 11/21/2012 5:42:25 AM PST by USMCWife6869
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To: USMCWife6869

I don’t disagree with you, either :-). I was just pointing out the weirdness of a situation where a person is either a criminal and a “pedophile,” or not, based on the passage of one day.


14 posted on 11/21/2012 5:47:05 AM PST by Tax-chick (Are you getting ready for the Advent Kitteh?)
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To: lbryce

They all should be forced to have Clash babysit their kids for a weekend when they’re away.


15 posted on 11/21/2012 5:48:07 AM PST by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: Westbrook

I don’t even want to know what polyamory is, but you’re correct: it’s not the possibility of a very small % of the population enjoying marital rights, it’s that, by turning marriage into a counterfeit, all other perversions are legally ok, even with children. Children are whom this affects most. Being raised by two (three) men, two women is not optimal. Then throw their ‘values’ into the mix.


16 posted on 11/21/2012 6:13:49 AM PST by madameguinot
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To: lbryce

Romney was right. PBS doesn’t need our tax money.


17 posted on 11/21/2012 6:18:54 AM PST by Volunteer (Though I know that the hypnotized never lie, do ya? - The Who)
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To: lbryce

One wonders if these allegations were kept quiet until after the election with PBS funding being an issue on the table...


18 posted on 11/21/2012 6:22:18 AM PST by Homer1
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To: lbryce
On the flip side, at this point, he's still just an accused pedophile, and from a legal (and possibly even ethical) perspective, Sesame Workshop cannot publish anything that presumes his guilt.
19 posted on 11/21/2012 6:23:09 AM PST by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: lbryce

PREDICTION: This second victim to come forward will not be the last.


20 posted on 11/21/2012 6:24:20 AM PST by BuffaloJack (Children, pets, and slaves get taken care of. Free Men take care of themselves.)
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To: lbryce

They’ve been watching events at the BBC and have developed their Immune Response.


21 posted on 11/21/2012 6:28:06 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Westbrook

I disagree. I’ve said for some time it will be animals. Look at how the attitude toward animals has changed in the last couple of decades.


22 posted on 11/21/2012 6:28:57 AM PST by Portcall24
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To: lbryce

PBS will probably start doing hit pieces on the actual victims. Kind of like the way they trashed the women in the Bill Clinton scandals.

These people are first class pigs.


23 posted on 11/21/2012 6:29:11 AM PST by Artcore
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To: USMCWife6869

There ya go!

Socialist only see bad in everyone but themselves.


24 posted on 11/21/2012 6:37:39 AM PST by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer. FREEDOM OR FREE STUFF- YOU GET ONE CHOICE, CHOOSE WISELY)
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To: lbryce

As it turns out, the Twilight Series was all about a backdoor normalizing of pedophilia.

Who’d a thunk it?


25 posted on 11/21/2012 6:38:22 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins

Kinda like Ellen D. and her comedy show that
made being gay funny and okay.


26 posted on 11/21/2012 6:44:32 AM PST by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer. FREEDOM OR FREE STUFF- YOU GET ONE CHOICE, CHOOSE WISELY)
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To: madameguinot

“Polyamory” is “group marriage” of individuals of varying genders.

Sick, but coming soon to your neighborhood.


27 posted on 11/21/2012 7:05:24 AM PST by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: lbryce

I suspect that Clash is only one of many in the Sesame Street group. It is probably a den of NAMBLA connoisseurs.


28 posted on 11/21/2012 7:09:42 AM PST by Bigg Red (Sorry, Mr. Franklin, I guess we couldn't keep it.)
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To: lbryce

Here it comes...
Ask yourself if Obutthead was found to be a pedophile, would he have lost the election?
Hmmmmmm?


29 posted on 11/21/2012 7:19:32 AM PST by matginzac
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To: Westbrook

Thanks for that. You;re right, though. I always ask what standard is being used when someone advocates same-sex ‘marriage’. They never know what I’m talking about. Then I ask, why TWO? If male/female is negotiable, why not number? Then they laugh at me and say I’m being ridiculous.

Oh well. Thanksgiving Blessings! God is good.


30 posted on 11/21/2012 9:37:28 AM PST by madameguinot
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To: kevkrom
he's still just an accused pedophile

He's admitted to sex with teenage boys ... he just claims they were a tiny bit older than they say they were.

We could stop saying "pedophile" and just say "homosexual." Sex with adolescent boys is their norm, not anything unusual.

31 posted on 11/21/2012 10:12:36 AM PST by Tax-chick (Are you getting ready for the Advent Kitteh?)
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To: madameguinot

> If male/female is negotiable, why not number? Then they
> laugh at me and say I’m being ridiculous.

Yup. And why end there? Why not incestuous “marriages”?

Again, they’ll think it’s “argumentum ad absurdam”, and it would be, if we weren’t living in the Bizzarro Planet.


32 posted on 11/21/2012 10:37:48 AM PST by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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