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The Presidential Debate’s
Biggest Loser: Big Bird

ABC News, by Amy Bingham

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Posted By:Photoonist, 10/4/2012 3:56:43 PM

While President Obama and Mitt Romney were trying to tout their economic plans, the social media sphere was massively distracted by a big yellow bird – Big Bird that is. After Romney said, “I love Big Bird,” but that he plans to cut funding for PBS anyhow, social media exploded with tweets about the “Sesame Street” character. According to Twitter data, the words “Big Bird” were tweeted 17,000 times per minute and “PBS,” the channel that airs “Sesame Street,” peaked at 10,000 tweets per minute.”Big Bird” was also the fourth highest-rising search term on Google. (Snip) The @BigBird handle, which

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The Big Bird Twitter sites I checked on were all run by leftists. Well Big Bird, it's about time that YOU feathered your OWN nest instead of taxpayers doing it for you. How many hundreds of millions of dollars have Sesame Street products made for the owners of this show and its trademarks? Pay your own way or Go Away.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 10/4/2012 3:59:48 PM     (No. 8910012)

I hear Barry almost got pecked to death by a big purple bird when they got back to the hotel last night.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: awen, 10/4/2012 4:01:14 PM     (No. 8910016)

I saw Obama's snarky comments about Big Bird.

This is all they have. Rubes.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Calvinesq, 10/4/2012 4:08:32 PM     (No. 8910037)

Ya mean I missed Michelle in her yellow designer dress?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Coy860, 10/4/2012 4:08:49 PM     (No. 8910040)

Sesame Street is an indoctrination program for children, spewing liberal think. I would not allow children to watch it.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: linkay6, 10/4/2012 4:10:27 PM     (No. 8910043)

Sometimes we have to do the hard things, like quit paying for Big Bird. If people want PBS so bad, let the ones that watch it make DONATIONS! Quit relying on the GOVERNMENT (taxpayers) to pay for everything.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 10/4/2012 4:17:02 PM     (No. 8910062)

The cutesy headline that Big Bird was the biggest loser in the debate is of course blatantly false. Everybody knows who the loser was. It is an attempt to distract attention and to trivialize what actually took place in the debate. We are watching the Leftist media groping their way towards some kind of repair operation to rescue their candidate from the results of his incompetence. They are desperate to pull his fat from the fire. It won't be easy, but I have confidence in them. They will spare no effort to dust him off, clean him up, and get him on his feet again. He is their guy. There is no alternative. He has to make it over the finish line somehow even if they must carry him on a stretcher.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: ZurichMike, 10/4/2012 4:17:23 PM     (No. 8910063)

Note how the media whores are trying to trivialize what happened last night. Romney didn't win, Obama didn't lose. It'a all about a make believe character in a kid's program.



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Reply 8 - Posted by: devnull, 10/4/2012 4:20:32 PM     (No. 8910071)

How much money is made from licensing Sesame Street merchandise. How much revenue does PBS make whether it is from licensing merchandise, selling copies of shows, or advertising. Where my Mom lives, there are commercials on PBS. Granted they are local commercials, but they are still selling air time. I want to see their cost break down and their income stream because I would bet that they could make it just fine without my tax dollars.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: AVikingman, 10/4/2012 4:21:44 PM     (No. 8910077)

Big bird and friends owe the US taxpayers a bundle for venture funding the programs, products, and other spin offs that have generated huge profits.
Remember Bird, et. al. you didn't build that. ;-).

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Reply 10 - Posted by: steveW, 10/4/2012 4:28:19 PM     (No. 8910094)

Dear Media Slaves,

Do not mention 44 months of 8%+ unemployment.
Mention Big Bird.

Thank you,
Barack
ps your check is in the mail

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Reply 11 - Posted by: ZurichMike, 10/4/2012 4:35:45 PM     (No. 8910113)

#7, great minds think alike! I was typing as you posted. LOL!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: otronome, 10/4/2012 5:01:51 PM     (No. 8910173)

Isn't BB about 40 years old? Isn't it time for him to move out of our basement and take care of himself?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Wetlandz, 10/4/2012 5:04:45 PM     (No. 8910184)

It's all they have. Folks we have one day to gloat and enjoy the bounce, tomorrow the smear machine goes full force and we have to fight, Palin says we need to watch out for Chicago. Axelroid is firing up the media to attack like nothing we've experienced.

Last night was why I wanted Romney and I'm proud that I was right. Obama failed miserably

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Reply 14 - Posted by: chumley, 10/4/2012 6:46:01 PM     (No. 8910427)

I never allowed my kids to watch Sesame Street. Too much of a social agenda there.
Besides, I always suspected Big Bird was living an alternate lifestyle.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: CALLIOPE1, 10/4/2012 6:46:29 PM     (No. 8910429)

Found the following on Wikipedia: "In 2004, over 68% of Sesame Street's revenue came from licensing, and in 2008, licensing and merchandising sales earned the Workshop between $15 million and $17 million per year."

Sounds to me like Big Bird is doing just fine. Tell me again why he needs our tax dollars?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: SiliconValleyDude, 10/4/2012 8:20:56 PM     (No. 8910611)

Mr. Obama has been flipping us a big "bird" for four years, as in his middle finger.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: fembot, 10/4/2012 8:51:27 PM     (No. 8910669)

Just shows what (mental) age group the lapdog media gears itself toward......

Bird Brains.

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