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Sesame Street requests Obama Big Bird ad be taken down
politico44 ^ | 10/9/12 | BYRON TAU

Posted on 10/09/2012 10:43:31 AM PDT by ColdOne

The production company behind Sesame Street is asking political campaigns to refrain from using their characters in campaign ads — including an Obama campaign ad that uses Big Bird.

"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," the company said in a Tuesday statement.

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1 posted on 10/09/2012 10:43:36 AM PDT by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

Hey Obama......neener, neener


2 posted on 10/09/2012 10:46:05 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: ColdOne

That makes two ‘allies’ who have told him to stop using them without their permission.


3 posted on 10/09/2012 10:46:09 AM PDT by BelegStrongbow (St. Joseph, patron of fathers, pray for us!)
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To: ColdOne

How many other presidents have been asked not to use someone’s name to promote themselves? Hussein has been asked to not wear a soldier’s bracelet. There was another soldier’s family who requested he not use their son’s name. And now he’s asked not to use a trademarked puppet.


4 posted on 10/09/2012 10:46:33 AM PDT by bgill
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To: ColdOne

Was the intentional mention of Big Bird in last week’s debate a deliberate attempt to associate Barry0, once more, with the lightweight and frivolous?

I’m beginning to think so. And it’s working.


5 posted on 10/09/2012 10:47:40 AM PDT by Jedidah
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To: ColdOne

Sesame Street does not endorse candidates

But Big Bird endorses Mitt! (satire)
http://asspos.blogspot.com/2012/10/big-bird-1er-backs-mitt-romney.html


6 posted on 10/09/2012 10:48:52 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: ColdOne

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.”


7 posted on 10/09/2012 10:49:20 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: ColdOne
NOW CHILDREN, VE VILL COUNT THE NATIONAL DEFICIT... ONE (HA HA), TWO (HA HA)...


8 posted on 10/09/2012 10:51:00 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: ColdOne
Obama for America TV Ad
9 posted on 10/09/2012 10:51:11 AM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (Obama A man without an American mission.)
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To: Jedidah

RNC answer to the Obama ad:

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/548083_10151263082050090_341405162_n.jpg


10 posted on 10/09/2012 10:53:34 AM PDT by Jedidah
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To: SeekAndFind
[“Sesame Street make millions. . .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.]

That's exactly the kind of public scrutiny they're desperately hoping to avoid.

11 posted on 10/09/2012 10:56:11 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: ColdOne

Big Bird rips Obama:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=QvnHI1K4cIE


12 posted on 10/09/2012 10:56:21 AM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: ColdOne

This is the best sign yet that Mitt won the debate last week, if even PBS suddenly wants to be seen as “non-partisan” (at least until November 7).


13 posted on 10/09/2012 10:57:59 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: ColdOne
Uh oh. Big Bird is in it deep now. Obama is a vindictive politician. And he won't like them publicly telling his folks to put away the only potentially effective advertisement his folks have come up with in 6 months.
14 posted on 10/09/2012 10:58:51 AM PDT by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: ColdOne

Big Bird gives Obama...the Big Bird.


15 posted on 10/09/2012 11:03:03 AM PDT by twister881
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To: ColdOne

I say Big Bird is cackling to save his Sesame Street neck from the upcoming Congressional budget chopping block.


16 posted on 10/09/2012 11:14:59 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!)
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To: ColdOne
Big Bird is a Millionaire or Billionaire !!

And he is still on welfare !!!


17 posted on 10/09/2012 11:19:33 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: ColdOne

Is BigBird male or female. If female, Obama just got bltch slapped by a BIRD!!!! oh hahahahahahaha, How sweet it is.


18 posted on 10/09/2012 11:51:42 AM PDT by annieokie (O)
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To: ColdOne

sesame seed workshop is just concerned they will end up like the oprah after she endorsed the one.


19 posted on 10/09/2012 12:24:04 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (if the little things really annoy you, maybe it's because the big things are going well.)
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To: ColdOne

Blue, blue windows behind the stars,
Yellow moon on the rise,
Big birds flying across the sky,
Throwing shadows on our eyes.
Leave us

Canada—we’re shooting your geese.


20 posted on 10/09/2012 1:49:24 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: ColdOne

Wow - AARP, NBC, now Big Bird claim they’re being used by the Obamaites - well , what can you expect from those who think the rest of the world exists to keep them happy?......


21 posted on 10/09/2012 2:21:14 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: SeekAndFind

DeMint should do his homework. Seasme Workshop (who now produces the program) receives NO federal money.

http://www.nationalreview.com/campaign-spot/329802/us-taxpayers-support-sesame-street-pakistani-one

Now, the article does state that PBS gets funds and they do broadcast the show. I found it interesting that it reports that PBS gets $455 million a year from taxpayers and that is supposedly “only” 15% of their overall budget.

Wow...do the math. That’s a budget of almost $3 billion! And they can’t find someone else to give them $455 million? How about rich, fat cat liberals that give crap to charity (Biden, Gore) et al?

And, of course, the liberals say “it’s not very much in the overall federal budget”. Folks, if you can’t save the nickels and dimes from a budget, you will NEVER be able to cut real, and useless, spending.


22 posted on 10/09/2012 2:29:04 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are just useful idiots.)
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