October 9, 2012
SESAME STREET TELLS OBAMA: STOP USING BIG BIRD: In one of the dumbest political ads ever, the Obama campaign mocks Mitt Romney for his remarks about ending PBS subsidies. The ad’s incredible lack of substance (a recurrent theme with Obama’s election bid) seems insulting to the intelligence of the average voter. Sesame Street apparently doesn’t like being used:
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.
Ouch– take down by the Street!