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skippy the bush kangaroo

Friday, October 05, 2012

can you tell me how to get, how to get to 30 aut six?


mitt romney’s mention of the beloved muppet isn’t the first time big bird’s name has popped up in an argument over public broadcasting funding. but this time, the mention went viral on facebook and twitter.

the phrase “big bird” was appearing 17,000 times every minute on twitter. at midnight, cnn reported that mentions of big bird on facebook were up an astronomical 800,000%.

facebook later said big bird was the fourth most-mentioned topic on facebook during the debate, getting more attention than topics like jobs, taxes, jim lehrer and obamacare.
the trade journal radio and television report said that ed markey, the massachusetts democrat, had a few choice words in august for romney that mentioned the yellow icon.

“a ryan-romney ticket buys admission to a budget match-up where big oil wins and big bird loses,” markey said. “congressman ryan’s budgets protect $40 billion in subsidies for the most profitable oil companies on the planet but would put an end to elmo’s world.”

as for the producers of sesame street, they chose to mostly stay out of the debate controversy.

tmz reported that sesame street released a statement, including the one fact the candidates (and most of america) agree on: everyone loves big bird.

“sesame workshop is a nonpartisan, nonprofit, educational organization. we do not comment on campaigns, but we’re happy we can all agree that everyone likes big bird.”

also on thursday, sesame workshop executive vice president sherrie westin told cnn that big bird isn’t going anywhere, since the workshop receives little pbs funding.

posted by skippy at 2:12 PM |


I would hate to have matters come down to that, but yeah, Big Bird is beloved and Mr. Romney is...mostly reviled.
commented by Blogger D., 11:16 AM PDT  
watertiger had the best big bird photo comment:

commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 6:32 PM PDT  

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