The folks at Sesame Street are asking the Obama campaign to pull down a TV ad released Tuesday that mocks Mitt Romney for vowing to yank the subsidy to PBS.That seems to be about as far as Team Obama gets in just about anything. At any rate, it's not like Big Bird would be in the poorhouse without PBS.
The ad is airing on national cable and broadcast TV, in time slots devoted to comedy shows, the Obama campaign said.
Sesame Street isn’t amused. Sesame Workshop, a nonprofit educational organization that produces and owns the show, 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.”
An Obama campaign spokesman, Ben LaBolt, said the campaign is “reviewing their concerns.”
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Big Bird is not amused: