Don't expect Mitt Romney to be invited down to Sesame Street anytime soon.
After saying he would slash PBS funding and yes, Big Bird, during last week's debate, Barack Obama seems to have gotten everyone's favorite yellow friend on his side. Big Bird appears in a new campaign video for the President that mocks Mitt's priorities. "Big, yellow, a menace to our economy. Mitt Romney knows it's not Wall Street you have to worry about. It's Sesame Street," said the video's narrator. The video has been up for less than 24 hours and already received over 1.5 million views.
The only problem? Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization behind Sesame Street, didn't sign off on the use of Big Bird. Not only that, according to CBS News, they want the ad removed! "Sesame Workshop is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization and we do not endorse candidates or participate in political campaigns," said the group. "We have approved no campaign ads, and as is our general practice, have requested that the ad be taken down."
The organization made it clear that despite the request, they do not support Mitt's plan to cut funding to PBS. PBS only receives .014 percent of the US federal budget and the US Endowment for the Arts has an annual budget of $150 million. In other words, Mitt, who has a reported worth of $200 million, could fund PBS out of his own pocket for the next several years if he wanted.
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