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Obama Campaign Responds to Big Bird Controversy with Ridiculous Statement

Nana82 Wrote: Oct 09, 2012 4:53 PM
By the 1980s, many of the funds for CTW were generated from Sesame Street product sales, the Sesame Place amusement Park, and from Sesame Street Live, a touring company. CTW became an unhappy participant in the struggles over PBS funding in the mid-1990s when the financial success of Sesame Street was used as an example of why public funding was not needed to support educational children's programming. In spite of such difficulties the Children's Television Workshop--and Sesame Street in particular--remain a hallmark of children's programming in the U.S.

Ridiculous times call for ridiculous statements from the Obama campaign. Campaign spokesperson Jen Psaki said on Air Force One this afternoon there was "grassroots outcry" about Big Bird and therefore the campaign decided to make the now infamous Big Bird ad.

"There's been a strong grassroots outcry over the attacks on Big Bird. This is something that mothers across the country are alarmed about, and you know, we're tapping into that," Psaki told reporters aboard Air Force One on Tuesday.

"The larger point... is, aside from our love for Big Bird and Elmo, as is evidenced...