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No Offense Barney!

Dear little sister Erin,

I worry about you and your children when it comes to the dangers of television. You see when I was young I watched Sesame Street on PBS. Then several years later you came along and watched Barney, the big purple dinosaur who sang the incessant “You love me” song. I never owned a Big Bird nor Ernie doll. But Barney’s marketing and merchandising was seen in your life as you towed around the plush toy and wore clothes with his branding. Continue reading

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