Glenn Beck Launching Children's Show

Liberty Treehouse to debut on GBTV Monday
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 30, 2011 2:07 AM CDT

(Newser) – If you think Sesame Street is too left-wing, Glenn Beck agrees with you—and he's offering an alternative on his Internet channel GBTV. Beck won't be hosting Liberty Treehouse, which debuts Monday, but the hour-long show will share his channel's conservative sensibilities, and won't shy away from dealing with politics, Politico reports. Much of the show's content resembles Nickelodeon fare, with segments on science and issues like bullying as well as a large block of children's news.

"Liberty Treehouse will not only entertain children and young adults, but it will respect them and their knowledge and passion for history, art, science and current events," Beck says. Critics, however, say it's hypocritical of Beck to move into children's programming after all his ranting about progressives indoctrinating the young. "I imagine the show will be a sort of anti-Sesame Street, which Beck probably thinks is a socialist-Islamist plot concocted by Frances Fox Piven and the Ayatollah in the 1970s," scoffs Alexander Zaitchik, author of Common Nonsense: Glenn Beck and the Triumph of Ignorance. (Read more Liberty Treehouse stories.)

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