Sesame Street should not let lying, incompetent Amy near a U.S. child’s mind

CLEVELAND, OH – Sesame Street and PBS should be boycotted by donors if they move forward with plans to host a coronavirus townhall using liar Dr. Amy Stearns-Acton. She deserves criminal prosecution and jail, not celebrity cash, for the lies she told 11.7 million Ohioans during a common cold and bad flu season. 

Thirteen Ohioans were known to be infected with CoVid-19 on March 12, 2020 when she held a news conference with Governor Richard Michael DeWine. That figure is the only one she was authorized by Title 37 of Ohio’s Revised Code to report. 

Governor Richard Michael DeWine tweeted a lie on March 13, 2020; and used his lie to cancel an election.

When Stearns-Acton “guessed” that one percent of the entire state’s 11.7 million residents were carriers, and “that” figure would “double every six days,” she exceeded the duties of the public job she held and incited a panic across the nation.  Ohio, according to its “top” health expert, had nearly as many as the 134,000 coronvirus carriers that had been identified in the entire world.

Acting on her lie, DeWine pushed her to issue “orders” that resulted in the cancellation of a federal election.  Businesses were ordered to be closed.  Ohioans whose Constitional rights can never be disrupted by an unelected official operating outside the law were instructed to “shelter in place” and to wear masks.  Social distancing, a made up term, was encouraged by the two lunatics misleading Ohio.

The “duties” of the public job she held instructed Stearns-Acton only to ensure that the infected were quarantined and kept in their homes pursuant to R.C. 3707.08  Another section of the state’s quarantine “law” granted Stearns-Acton the authority to place guards at the infected’s homes to keep them there.  That’s in R.C. 3707.09.  She was instructed in R.C. 3707.14 to make sure they received high quality medical care in their homes; and all the support they needed with food and payments of expenses to keep them in it until healed.

The results of Governor Richard Michael DeWine’s now ex-Ohio Director of Public Health’s lies were an unlawfully cancelled federal election and millions of unemployed and now starving Ohioans.  Narcotic deaths have started to increase, again.  Imagine a child who’s lost his or her parent or another family member to a drug overdose during the panic she created seeing this liar on television and reliving all the pain of their loved one’s demise. 


As Ohio judges start to examine the legal issues surrounding the recklessly unlawful and freedom-robbing decisions that brought children in struggling families close to starvation, it’s only a matter of time before Sesame Street and PBS’s prized celebrity and DeWine face criminal charges and possible prosecutions. 

Reporters love Stearns-Acton.  Not the people of Ohio. Reporters think she did a “great job.” That’s not how her acts look when compared to the language of Title 37 of Ohio’s Revised Code she and her co-anarchist DeWine criminally disregarded.  That’s not how Lake County Judge Eugene Lucci saw her “rules” when he told 34 gyms across Ohio to disregard them and open. It’s  not how the owners of the Kalahari Indoor Water Park that millions of children visit across the nation see Stearns-Acton and DeWine as their attorneys hone in on their lying’ lunacy.

Russians didn’t buy the delusional estimate of Governor Richard Michael DeWine’s homeless raised director of the Ohio Department of Health.

The outcome of a Stearns-Acton appearance on the PBS channel is fairly predictable.  A child will see her broadcast, remember her face and say, “Hey Mommy.  That lady we saw on Sesame Street is in jail.”

Stearns-Acton on Sesame Street is about as lunatic an idea as the lunatic lies the once-homeless doctor who told millions of Ohioans that we’d see 3000 to 10,000 coronavirus a day in the state’s hospitals.

Eric Jonathan Brewer

Cleveland's most influential journalist and East Cleveland's most successful mayor is an East Saint Louis, Illinois native whose father led the city's petition drive in 1969 to elect the first black mayor in 1971. Eric is an old-school investigative reporter whose 40-year body of editorial work has been demonstrably effective. No local journalist is feared or respected more.

Trained in newspaper publishing by the legendary Call & Post Publisher William Otis Walker in 1978 when it was the nation's 5th largest Black-owned publication, Eric has published and edited 13 local, regional and statewide publications across Ohio. Adding to his publishing and reporting resume is Eric's career in government. Eric served as the city's highest paid part-time Special Assistant to ex-Cleveland Mayor Michael R. White. He served as Chief of Staff to ex-East Cleveland Mayor Emmanuel Onunwor; and Chief of Communications to the late George James in his capacity as the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority's first Black executive director. Eric was appointed to serve as a member of the state's Financial Planning & Supervision Commission to guide the East Cleveland school district out of fiscal emergency and $20 million deficit. Former U.S. HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson told Eric in his D.C. office he was the only mayor in the nation simultaneously-managing a municipal block grant program. Eric wrote the city's $2.2 million Neighborhood Stabilization Program grant application. A HUD Inspector General audit of his management of the block grant program resulted in "zero" audit findings.

As a newspaper publisher, Eric has used his insider's detailed knowledge of government and his publications to lead the FBI and state prosecutors to investigations that resulted in criminal prosecutions of well-known elected officials in Ohio; and have helped realign Cleveland's political landscape with the defeat of candidates and issues he's exposed. Eric's stories led to the indictments of the late Governor George Voinovich's brother, Paul Voinovich of the V Group, and four associates. He asked the FBI to investigate the mayor he'd served as chief of staff for public corruption; and testified in three federal trials for the prosecution. He forced former Cuyahoga County Coroner Dr. Elizabeth Balraj to admit her investigations of police killings were fraudulent; and to issue notices to local police that her investigators would control police killing investigations. Eric's current work has resulted in Cuyahoga County Judge John Russo accepting the criminal complaint he guided an activist to file against 24 civil rights-violating police officers in the city he once led for operating without valid peace officer credentials. USA Today reporters picked up on Eric's police credentials reporting from his social media page and made it national.

Eric is the author of of his first book, "Fight Police License Plate Spying," which examines the FBI and local police misuse of the National Crime Information Center criminal records history database. An accomplished trumpet player and singer whose friendship with Duke Fakir of the Four Tops resulted in his singing the show's closing song, "Can't Help Myself": Curtis Sliwa of New York's Guardian Angels counts Eric among his founding chapter leaders from the early 1980's role as an Ohio organizer of over 300 volunteer crime fighters in Cleveland, Columbus and Youngstown, Ohio. For his work as a young man Eric was recognized by Cleveland's Urban League as it's 1983 Young Man of the Year.

Known in Cleveland for his encyclopedic knowledge of government and history, and intimately-connected with the region's players, every local major media outlet in Cleveland has picked up on one of Eric's stories since 1979. There is no mainstream newspaper, television or radio outlet in Cleveland that does not include an interview with Eric Jonathan Brewer in its archives over the past 40 years.


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