'Fur and Balanced News': Sesame Street adds Muppet based on Bill O'Reilly


Sesame Street

has solved a lingering public relations problem involving claims by some conservatives that the program was trying to secretly indoctrinate preschoolers with a liberal worldview. The Sesame Workshop's response? It has introduced a new Muppet based on Fox News host Bill O'Reilly.

Like his human counterpart, Spill O'Reilly is loud, obnoxious and a natty dresser (though Bill did not think so). But unlike the host of The O'Reilly Factor, Spill, a self-described "dirty socks waving grouch", is aggressively nonpartisan. The host of the No Spew Zone dislikes people of all political persuasions with equal vigor. "We can't stand anybody," he says.