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Sesame Workshop Response to Campaign Ads
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Posted on 10/09/2012 9:11:20 AM PDT by Perdogg

Sesame Workshop is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization and 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.


TOPICS: Breaking News
KEYWORDS: ads; bho2012; bigbird; ernieluvsobama; obamamateur; obamasfsult; pbs; pissprize; sesamestreet
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1 posted on 10/09/2012 9:11:22 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

Oh my!

Obozo has angered the big yellow bird.

He had better cease before bird sends in Snuffleupugus the Enforcer!


2 posted on 10/09/2012 9:13:58 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Perdogg

Wait till team obama hears about this. I bet they threaten to cut their funding...oh wait... nevermind...


3 posted on 10/09/2012 9:15:14 AM PDT by barmag25
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To: Perdogg

Translation: They don’t want this to escalate to the point where Romney or Ryan put out a soundbyte that tells the public how much they are making on merchandising!


4 posted on 10/09/2012 9:15:14 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Perdogg

bfl


5 posted on 10/09/2012 9:16:47 AM PDT by sauropod (Only two of God's creatures can employ the term "we": newspaper editors and men with tapeworms-Hayes)
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To: Perdogg

If only that were true.

Otherwise, Oscar is telling Bird to shut up before he blows their easy gig.


6 posted on 10/09/2012 9:17:28 AM PDT by Leep (Forward! To Surfdom)
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To: Perdogg
“I like PBS. I love Big Bird. Actually, I like you, too, But I'm not going to keep on spending money on things to borrow money from China to pay for."


7 posted on 10/09/2012 9:18:34 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: SeekAndFind

haha they stepped in it didn’t they. dumb O.


8 posted on 10/09/2012 9:19:55 AM PDT by Qwackertoo (Romney/Ryan 2012 The Future of Our Children and Their Children are at stake.)
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To: Perdogg

First AARP, then Big Bird.

I wonder if Biden will ask Romney to stop quoting him.


9 posted on 10/09/2012 9:23:32 AM PDT by MNDude (OWS Movement RIP)
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To: MNDude

sure.. they’ll comply, just like the complied with NBC when they asked on Friday to remove their footage from an ad that has been running for the last five days.


10 posted on 10/09/2012 9:27:26 AM PDT by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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To: Perdogg
The IRS needs to act on this, a blatant political ad which should eliminate their nonprofit(tax exempt?) status. An audit should be done on the Unrelated Business Income they receive.
11 posted on 10/09/2012 9:28:30 AM PDT by immadashell
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To: SeekAndFind
Non partisan but look who the "street gang" was hanging out with.

13 posted on 10/09/2012 9:31:05 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Telegraph headline:
>Michelle Obama and Jill Biden team up with Sesame Street
Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, wife of Vice-President Joe Biden, teamed up with Rosita and Elmo when they visited Sesame Street as part of the White House’s ‘Joining Forces’ Initiative in New York.


14 posted on 10/09/2012 9:33:08 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: immadashell

Sesame Workshop did not run the ad, 0bama did. If Sesame Workshop ran the ad, they would be in trouble with the IRS. In fact, even though they didn’t run the ad, they probably had to ask that the ad be pulled in order to maintain their tax exempt status, which they have done.

No tax consequences here for Big Bird.


15 posted on 10/09/2012 9:33:09 AM PDT by henkster (With Carter, the embassy staff was still alive.)
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To: raccoonradio

If I remember correctly Big bird and the basket bunch gave Moochelle a real hard time that episode. Have a look.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rupuEkIh9G4


16 posted on 10/09/2012 9:34:09 AM PDT by barmag25
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To: Perdogg

LOL Big Bird throws Obama under the bus.


17 posted on 10/09/2012 9:42:16 AM PDT by CitizenM (Obama - The architect of the decline of the U.S.)
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To: henkster
I agree with you. I think its grossly unfair and frankly counter-productive to blame Sesame Workshop for this ad.

If people on FR have a beef with PBS for its programming or even its very existence, then fine...make your point, campaign for change. But its utterly reprehensible to slap them when they actually do the right thing. Surely that is the kind of behavior we should be applauding?

18 posted on 10/09/2012 9:42:35 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; DKNY; ...

Check out #7 and #13 on this thread...


19 posted on 10/09/2012 9:45:44 AM PDT by nutmeg (I'm with Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz: Romney / Ryan 2012)
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To: Perdogg

I want to see big Bird’s tax returns.


20 posted on 10/09/2012 9:48:16 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: CitizenM

Big Bird effed Obama!
(corrected title)


21 posted on 10/09/2012 9:49:42 AM PDT by Leo Carpathian (FReeeeepissed)
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To: immadashell
The IRS needs to act on this,

Har har. Dream on. Those 16,000 new jack booted thugs they are hiring are needed for the poor middle class people that can't afford health insurance thanks to ObamaCare destroying the private market.

22 posted on 10/09/2012 9:53:51 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: Vanders9
Surely that is the kind of behavior we should be applauding?

Of course we can't blame Sesame Workshop for the ad. But keep in mind that PBS has been a thinly disguised propaganda arm of the Democrat Party for a long time.

And, I'm betting they are "doing the right thing" because it is politically expedient and want to avoid a PR disaster. I wouldn't give them too many kudos for be morally upright.

23 posted on 10/09/2012 9:59:10 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: Perdogg

So has there been ANY campaign commercial for Obama that didn’t receive a cease-and-desist letter from someone/something portrayed in it?


24 posted on 10/09/2012 10:01:41 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: SeekAndFind

GREAAT GREAT POSTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


25 posted on 10/09/2012 10:05:30 AM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: Perdogg

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2942305/posts

Big Bird Backs Mitt Romney (satired)


26 posted on 10/09/2012 10:06:35 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Perdogg

LO FREAKIN loud ...LMAO

PBS about as Non Partisan as the Non partisan budget office, or the Non partisan Labor dept etc, or as non partisan as the AARP (see Art Linkletter/hero) About as Non partisan as yours truly


27 posted on 10/09/2012 10:07:23 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012 OR BUST)
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To: GraceG

That word is already circulating on Facebook, and probably other sites as well.


28 posted on 10/09/2012 10:15:16 AM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: chris37
Big bird better watch it. He may end up like the guy that accessed Obama’s social security records.
29 posted on 10/09/2012 10:18:33 AM PDT by Gabrial
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To: nutmeg; barmag25

And check out the video in #16, cracked me up!

Thanks barmag25 for the link.


30 posted on 10/09/2012 10:20:24 AM PDT by Syncro (The Tea Party is Dead!--MSM/Dems LONG LIVE THE TEA PARTY!)
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To: Perdogg

So Obama has managed to tick off even Big Bird!


31 posted on 10/09/2012 10:23:33 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Future Snake Eater

From 2008 -

‘Soul Man’ Sam Moore tells Obama to stop using his song

http://www.local8now.com/home/headlines/15935747.html


32 posted on 10/09/2012 10:27:21 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: SeekAndFind

33 posted on 10/09/2012 10:34:22 AM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: Gabrial

Ah good point!

You had best watch your tail feathers, Bird.


34 posted on 10/09/2012 10:36:21 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: newfreep

Why is Big Bird on that line? What happened to his hundreds of millions in merchandise sales?


35 posted on 10/09/2012 10:38:13 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: Perdogg

After the great success of the “Tickle Me Elmo” doll I hear they’re coming out with a “Stay Away Obama” doll...

Downticket Dem candidates are snatching them up.


36 posted on 10/09/2012 10:43:10 AM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Perdogg
I don't want a president who uses a beloved, childrens' fictional character to make some ugly and false point in a political campaign.

I don't want $4 dollar gasoline every time I fill my car.

I don't want government run health care and a health board of bureaucrats ruling on my treatments...........is Sebelius slimy or what?

I don't want my president running trillion dollar deficits so my children are bankrupt.

I don't want my president blaming a terrorist attack on an amateur film maker.

I don't want a president who apologizes for my beloved country.

I don't want a president who can't answer simple questions during a debate.

I don't want a president who attacks the producers and achievers of our nation.

I don't want a president who thinks that I who works 14 hours a day didn't "build " his business.

I don't want to be told what to feed my children by a woman with a protuberant backside (i am being kind here )

I don't want to pay for more of BO's bad business "picks" like Solyndra or the Volt.

Obama..........please get out now!!!!

37 posted on 10/09/2012 10:44:13 AM PDT by xtinct (The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you..Be Strong Patriots!)
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To: mrsmith
"After the great success of the “Tickle Me Elmo” doll I hear they’re coming out with a “Stay Away Obama” doll...

Downticket Dem candidates are snatching them up."

I thought it was the "Bow-to-the-Arab Obama" doll!

38 posted on 10/09/2012 10:45:36 AM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: Perdogg

From Sen. Jim DeMint via the Wall Street Journal:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703559604576176663789314074.html

“Sesame Street make millions on their own. “Sesame Street,” for example, made more than $211 million from toy and consumer product sales from 2003-2006. Sesame Workshop President and CEO Gary Knell received $956,513 in compensation in 2008. With earnings like that, Big Bird doesn’t need the taxpayers to help him compete against the Nickleodeon cable channel’s Dora the Explorer.”


39 posted on 10/09/2012 10:48:06 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: Perdogg

Anybody else would have been sued into the poor house for using BB in an ad without permission.


40 posted on 10/09/2012 10:55:06 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: barmag25

LOL!

I LIKE it!


41 posted on 10/09/2012 11:03:42 AM PDT by Monkey Face (If you didn't know how old you are, how old would you be?)
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To: Perdogg

I can’t wait ‘til Biden ticks ‘Grouch’ off in the debate.

Ryan should have his kids dress up as Sesame Street characters.


42 posted on 10/09/2012 11:04:33 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Perdogg

christmas shopping season has begun. sesame Street doesn’t wanna lose the Republican parents from buying SS merchandise.


43 posted on 10/09/2012 11:36:40 AM PDT by uncitizen
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To: Perdogg
Crying fowl over Obama ad
Team Obama runs spot using Big Bird to slam Romney.
And apolitical Sesame Street is not amused.

SFGate.com


44 posted on 10/09/2012 11:52:05 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: SeekAndFind

With the cops in the photo, I saw it as dirty-crooked liberals lined up to be thrown in jail. And PBS is ripping off the taxpayers of America.


45 posted on 10/09/2012 11:52:39 AM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: Perdogg

Republican response.

46 posted on 10/09/2012 1:45:20 PM PDT by NYer
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To: xtinct

47 posted on 10/09/2012 2:35:10 PM PDT by devolve (----- ------- ------------c.1000_and_c.1620-------- ----------------------------)
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To: CitizenM

This is all Bush’s fault.


48 posted on 10/09/2012 3:10:31 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: devolve

One, One Hundred Pounds, Two, Two Hundred Pounds,Three!!! Three Hundred Pounds! Ah Ah Ah!

49 posted on 10/09/2012 3:11:20 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: chris37

The rats are jumping ship (PBS and AARP). They have been playing the messiah obammy routine because they thought they had 8 years of protection for their illegal partisan activity. Now they are not so sure.

Romney or Ryan should get it out that they are going to investigate problems with election fraud if they get power. It would be a shame for illegals to jepordize their eligibility for US citizenship by voting illegally in our elections and any NOI or Union thugs who harass people at voting places will be dealt with.


50 posted on 10/09/2012 3:17:11 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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