Fox News hosts lash out at “propaganda” of Sesame Street educating kids about vaccines

Campos-Duffy: "A lot of propaganda about the vaccines being not directed to the parents, not information given to parents, so they can make that decision but, really giving it directly to the kids in some really creepy ways including Sesame Street.

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Citation From the November 7, 2021, edition of Fox News' Fox and Friends Weekend

RACHEL CAMPOS-DUFFY (CO-HOST): We talked a little bit here earlier about the mandates, about the authoritarianism we see creeping into our society and our culture, what's most disturbing is what we're seeing done to our kids. And you talked about the masks, Pete, which I think a lot of parents are really upset about. They're also upset about what I see, and I talked about this on prime time this week, a lot of propaganda about the vaccines being not directed to the parents, not information given to parents, so they can make that decision really giving it directly to the kids in some really creepy ways including Sesame Street. Take a look at little clip from Sesame Street. Here is big bird talking about getting the vaccine. 


CAMPOS-DUFFY: So, that was weird. Sanjay Gupta should be talking to mommy and papi and not to little kids on this – what looks like a Big Pharma commercial on Sesame Street. It's so creepy. 

WILL CAIN (CO-HOST): Big step up for Sanjay Gupta going from CNN to Sesame Street.

PETE HEGSETH (CO-HOST): That's true. Well, that was on CNN on Saturday.

CAIN: Oh was it?

HEGSETH: That was actually aired on CNN. So –

CAIN: Went from Don Lemon to Big Bird.

HEGSETH: Yeah, I mean, thankfully nobody saw it. CNN has historically low ratings. Right now, check the headlines, as low as they ever been because of the fraud they are. Not to mention kids watch, I wonder what the demo is for five-year-olds watching CNN on a Saturday. Probably zero. So not very effective. But still totally indicative of the targeting they want to have of kids of this vaccine which is still emergency use for kids.

CAMPOS-DUFFY: No long-term studies have been done.

HEGSETH: Here's – by the way, if they can be booked on CNN, they have an open invitation to come on Fox & Friends. The whole Sesame Street cast.

CAIN L Oh yeah?

HEGSETH: I think you should book them and ask them about it.

CAIN: Can ask Big Bird about this.

CAMPOS-DUFFY: Big Bird's tweeting too.

HEGSETH: Tweeting, yeah.

CAIN: Big Bird said this, I guess, in a tweet. It's weird to say Big Bird tweeted this I got the COVID-19 vaccine today. My wing is feeling a little sore but it'll give my body an extra protective boost that keeps me and others healthy. I mean, to be honest, I was a little distracted during the segment I had some technical issues here. I don't know if you made this point but it is important to be made. The science behind the risk to kids on COVID is just so stark and clear. They're not at risk to either transmit or get seriously sick from COVID. And yet, as you point out, so few, none really, long-term studies on the effect to children. And yet, this type of propaganda is like, oh yeah this is definitely what we need to do.