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Bert and Ernie come out
in The New Yorker

The New Yorker trolls.

No, not even Muppets are spared in our culture war. Below is the cover of the new issue of The New Yorker.

‚??It‚??s amazing to witness how attitudes on gay rights have evolved in my lifetime,‚?Ě said Jack Hunter, the artist behind the cover. ¬†‚??This is great for our kids, a moment we can all celebrate.‚?Ě

Then again, in response to an 2011 online petition calling for Bert and Ernie to tie the knot, the Sesame Workshop’s Facebook page offered this statement:

‚??Bert and Ernie are best friends. They were created to teach preschoolers that people can be good friends with those who are very different from themselves. Even though they are identified as male characters and possess many human traits and characteristics‚?¶they remain puppets, and do not have a sexual orientation.‚?Ě

Platonic Muppets. Something to ponder.

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David Harsanyi is the former editor of Human Events. He is a syndicated columnists and his work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Weekly Standard, National Review, Reason, New York Post, and numerous other publications and is the author of ‚??Obama‚??s Four Horsemen: The Disasters Unleashed by Obama‚??s Reelection‚?Ě (Regnery, 2013) and ‚??Nanny State: How Food Fascists, Teetotaling Do-Gooders, Priggish Moralists, and other Boneheaded Bureaucrats are Turning America into a Nation of Children‚?Ě (Doubleday/Broadway, 2007).

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