Bert and Osama

Bert, the Sesame Street muppet of “Bert and Ernie” fame, is a well-known co-conspirator of Osama bin Laden’s.  I know, I know — I didn’t want to believe it at first, either, but there are pictures to prove it (pictures carried by well-known news agencies, such as Reuters and Associated Press).

Shortly after the terror attack of September 2001, bin Laden supporters were seen demonstrating with signs featuring a photo of Osama…and Bert.  A printer had copied the photo off the internet and mass produced it, not knowing they had gotten the picture from a joke site.

Fox News ran a story about it in October 2001:

“Sesame Workshop issued a statement saying it was very unhappy with the sudden connection between a lovable character with a penchant for pigeons and bottlecaps and the most wanted man in the world.

‘Sesame Street has always stood for mutual respect and understanding,’ a spokeswoman said. ‘We’re outraged that our characters would be used in this unfortunate and distasteful manner.’…

When asked about Bert’s current whereabouts, however, the spokeswoman replied: ‘No comment.'”

Read the entire article at foxnews.com, get an overview of the story at snopes.com, or view one of the many sites with photographs proving Bert’s evilness (he is seen with Hitler, at the JFK assassination, etc.) at bertisevil.tv (warning:  bertisevil.tv contains at least one photo featuring partial nudity [not of Bert, though]).

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1 Comment

  1. Thank you for saying such nice things about my writing. I’ve been reading your blog and have enjoyed your writing as well. I think it’s also very interesing and informative. (And I’ll keep my fingers crossed that Bert is able to fix his tattered reputation.)


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