It is all about power. The Left only cares about being in power and maintaining their grip on sorting the spoils. They cannot be reasoned with either. This is slowly dawning on normies in the middle and on the right. Even the smallest things are untouchable and beyond reproach. Remember when the Left flipped out at Mitt Romney's statement in 2012 that Sesame Street wouldn't be commercial free anymore and may even lose funding? Apoplectic and offended would be words to use to describe their reaction.
Oh no, how dare that Romney suggest Sesame Street would have to get commercials or how dare he say it might lose funding. Think of all the kids who need to watch it in order to learn. Think of how much good it does. This needs to be provided commercial free and on PBS for the children. The progs wept tears, and normies wondered if that was going too far. Some normies did notice how the Left won't budge even on tiny funding for PBS, so how could we ever truly fix our looming social welfare liabilities? The memes were many.
It is on HBO. The problem was money, and this was the fix. From a piece on this great migration:
For the first time in its nearly 50 years on the air, Sesame Street will air new episodes exclusively on HBO only to air on PBS and its member stations nine months later. Reruns will air on PBS in the interim. The new season brings with it a new set, designed to give core characters central locations. The partnership gives PBS Sesame Street for free and permits Sesame to produce double the number of episodes per season and a Sesame spin-off, even a new Sesame Workshop educational kids’ series. HBO will be streaming 150 archived episodes of Sesame Street plus 52 episodes each of Sesame Workshop’s Pinky Dinky Doo and The Electric Company.This is made even funnier by the essay explaining in detail the problems the show faces now that caused the HBO deal. There is more competition, the costs of production are high and they never wanted commercials. The agreement with HBO allows Sesame St to remain commercial free while expanding its capabilities. This is a good thing. The essay is of course worried how middle class and upper-middle class kids will get new episodes a whole 9 months before everyone else! Oh the inequality!
Anyone making memes of this? Anyone caring? No of course not. This Thinkprogress article was not on the tip of every prog tongue for a week. It was not something to froth at the mouth about or even tsk-tsk. They do not care, and worrying about the philosophical sell out or little underclass kids seeing it nine months after initial release is 100% faux concern. There is no outrage at President Obama betraying Sesame Street or even some hate thrown at GOP Congressional leaders. This is forgotten.
The outraged served its purpose 4 years ago. It is no longer needed. No one need care. Reality marches on. Progs cannot be bothered to check in on Ferguson after the riots, why would we expect them to follow up on defending Sesame Street?