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Elmo’s world rocked by claim of underage relationship (with an underage male)
Chicago Sun Times ^ | 11/12/2012 | By Bill Zwecker

Posted on 11/13/2012 3:24:26 AM PST by tobyhill

While charges and counter-charges were flying in the wake of Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash’s leave of absence from “Sesame Street,” sources close to those controlling both the iconic children’s character and its multi-million-dollar products told this column Monday it was “highly unlikely” Clash would ever return as Elmo’s alter ego.

“In fact, unless things suddenly move in Kevin’s direction right away, and he is proven to be a victim of an ugly smear — rather than an adult sexual predator of a minor — he is finished in the world of children’s entertainment,” said a source close to the situation.

As for Clash, 52, it should be noted that while the usually gregarious Muppet mainstay admits to a relationship with a younger man (now age 23), he vehemently denies it began when the man was 16, as the accuser alleged in communications with Sesame Workshop executives back in June.

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Executives knew since June but decided to hold off until after the election. Stop funding PBS now!
1 posted on 11/13/2012 3:24:30 AM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

Shades of Penn State. Another institution hiding dirty laundry from public view.


2 posted on 11/13/2012 3:31:36 AM PST by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: tobyhill

“underage relationship” Is that that what they are calling it now?


3 posted on 11/13/2012 3:32:28 AM PST by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: tobyhill

By creepy coincidence, some years back “Elmo” was a guest on The Frugal Gourmet cooking show in one of the last seasons before Jeff Smith’s own scandals broke.


4 posted on 11/13/2012 3:34:22 AM PST by DemforBush (100% Ex-Democrat.)
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To: DemforBush

That’s weird.


5 posted on 11/13/2012 3:36:18 AM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill
I want to know what Elmo's role in this is!

Did these events happen during his “tickle me” period?

Well?!?!

6 posted on 11/13/2012 3:38:36 AM PST by Happy Rain ("Old White Male Conservative and you can kiss my bleeping bleep!!!")
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To: tobyhill

“underage relationship”?


8 posted on 11/13/2012 3:50:08 AM PST by vladimir998
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To: icwhatudo

That’s what I said. It is not a relationship! They are harboring pedophiles. Shut PBS down before they destroy the spirits of any more children.


9 posted on 11/13/2012 3:50:30 AM PST by formosa (consider me galt)
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To: tobyhill

Tip of the iceberg?

Is there more we don’t know about the whole Sesame operation?


10 posted on 11/13/2012 3:57:34 AM PST by lurk
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To: lurk

Wouldn’t it be ironic that Sesame St. gets shuts down even after Obambi wins?


11 posted on 11/13/2012 4:06:10 AM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: tobyhill

http://moonbattery.com/


12 posted on 11/13/2012 4:13:55 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: tobyhill
Stop funding PBS now? Horrors! Who'd subsidize "Bugger Me Elmo" then? Certainly CTW can't be making any sort of money off the overpriced Sesame Street branded merchandise that infests every toy department of every major retailer.

Yesterday, the Mediacom "news" page that pops up when I log in had a picture of Kevin Clash and the caption did not even mention the homosexual angle. Typical of Mediacom.

(The same Mediacom that used a picture of a WWII German "Tiger I" tank to headline a story about the US Army "not wanting the new Abrams MBT.")

Mr. niteowl77

13 posted on 11/13/2012 4:15:14 AM PST by niteowl77 (Getting stuck with other peoples' just desserts good and hard for over 50 years.)
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To: icwhatudo

I think “underage relationship” was coined by the same people who gave us “marriage equality.”


14 posted on 11/13/2012 4:18:02 AM PST by madprof98
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To: lurk

It has been known, by the CIA and FBI, but covered up by the MSM that BIG BIRD has had a longtime affair with the NBC Peacock!
When FOX exposes the full details, feathers will fly!


15 posted on 11/13/2012 4:27:39 AM PST by GOYAKLA (Waiting for the Golden Screw to be removed from Obama's navel!)
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To: lurk
Is there more we don’t know about the whole Sesame operation?

Other than being a fraud?

16 posted on 11/13/2012 4:30:53 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: tobyhill

As a puppeteer, he must have grown tired of the same old hand job.


17 posted on 11/13/2012 4:48:39 AM PST by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: tobyhill

I’m glad this happened. Elmo and the gang have contributed to democrat brainwashing and forced taxation. Perhaps this will doom for Elmo. Doubtful but I can dream.


18 posted on 11/13/2012 4:55:12 AM PST by albie
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To: albie

“Perhaps this will doom for Elmo.”

Mr. Noodle died of AIDS


19 posted on 11/13/2012 5:15:12 AM PST by ari-freedom (It's the bennies, stupid.)
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To: tobyhill

Another homo pervert, doing what homo perverts do when given the chance.


20 posted on 11/13/2012 5:22:59 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: DemforBush

Creepy coincidence, or like (demented) minds seeking each other out?


21 posted on 11/13/2012 5:25:55 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: tobyhill

OK; Penn State had to fire Joe Paterno and the university president because of allowing sexual perversion to go unchecked. Fire PBS’s president and take away their federal funding!


22 posted on 11/13/2012 5:27:45 AM PST by NRA1995 (CNN should be PNN (Propaganda, Never News))
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To: tobyhill

Just goes to show you, if only puppeteers were allowed to get married, these kinds of things would never happen...


23 posted on 11/13/2012 5:39:44 AM PST by fidelis (Zonie and USAF Cold Warrior)
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To: ari-freedom

Actually that was Mr. Noodle’s brother, late actor Michael Jeter. But your point is made.


24 posted on 11/13/2012 5:40:48 AM PST by cport (How can political capital be spent on a bunch of ingrates)
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To: tobyhill

Never like the little queer Muppet....


25 posted on 11/13/2012 5:49:32 AM PST by Bikkuri (Hope for Conservative push in the next 2-4 years..........)
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To: tobyhill

**liked**


26 posted on 11/13/2012 5:50:02 AM PST by Bikkuri (Hope for Conservative push in the next 2-4 years..........)
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To: tobyhill

“Executives knew since June but decided to hold off until after the election. Stop funding PBS now!”

I didn’t see that in the article. Has that been documented somewhere? If so..... wow!


27 posted on 11/13/2012 5:56:39 AM PST by Shadowfax
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To: tobyhill
PBS, the stated home of a million Democrat puppets.
28 posted on 11/13/2012 6:11:44 AM PST by pepperdog ( I still get a thrill up my leg when spell check doesn't recognize the name/word Obama!)
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To: tobyhill
...its multi-million-dollar products...

No wonder they want to 'save Big Bird'....He's their Cash Cow........

29 posted on 11/13/2012 6:17:13 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: tobyhill

“Tickle me Elmo” takes on a whole new meaning.


30 posted on 11/13/2012 6:24:43 AM PST by 3catsanadog (No more blaming Bush, Obama-now you inherited the mess you made.)
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To: Shadowfax

“as the accuser alleged in communications with Sesame Workshop executives back in June.”

That’s the way I see it.

That was exactly the same time that the Rats were making “Big Bird” an issue.


31 posted on 11/13/2012 8:40:13 AM PST by tobyhill
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