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For Obama Big Bird is More Important than US Embassies

October 10, 2012
Godfather Politics

Obama and Co. are making a big deal over comments Mitt Romney made about defunding Big Bird. “I love Big Bird,” Romney said “But I’m not going to keep on spending money on things to borrow money from China to pay for.”

Our embassies are under attack, and Obama’s handlers are more concerned about a big yellow bird that’s worth millions of dollars. “[T]he Romney campaign released a devastating graphic that shows that since his debate debacle, Barack Obama has mentioned Big Bird and Elmo 13 times but has not mentioned Libya or his plan to fix the economy even once.”

All this attention to Big Bird has the folks at PBS concerned. They don’t like Big Bird becoming a political football. :

Sesame Workshop . . . issued a statement Tuesday saying “we do not endorse candidates or participate in political campaigns. We have approved no campaign ads, and as is our general practice, have requested that the ad be taken down.”

What don’t the Sesame Workshop folks want us to know? Sesame Street and Big Bird are big moneymakers. They don’t need to be subsidized by tax payers. In fact, nothing needs to be subsidized by tax payers. Sesame Street merchandise is a multimillion dollar industry.The Sesame Workshop gets most of its funding “through licensing the use of their characters to a variety of corporations to use for books, toys, and other products marketed toward children.”

And now… the rest of the story. …..


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