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Big Bird Blasts Obama

TAKE ME OUT OF

YOUR ATTACK AD!

10/9/2012 11:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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This article is brought to you by the letter P ... as in Sesame Street is PISSED that Barack Obama used Big Bird in an anti-Romney attack ad without permission!

In case you haven't seen it ... Team Obama released the ad following the debate, in which they mock Mitt Romney's vow to cut off government funding to PBS. The ad portrays Big Bird as an enemy of America who towered over criminals like Bernie Madoff and Ken Lay.

But Big Bird isn't laughing ... and neither is Ernie, Bert, Oscar or Elmo (and that dude laughs at EVERYTHING) ... claiming Team Obama never asked for permission before using the Sesame Street character.

In fact, Sesame Workshop released a statement saying, "We have approved no campaign ads, and as is our general practice, have requested that the ad be taken down."

SW also explains, "Sesame Workshop is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization and we do not endorse candidates or participate in political campaigns."

Obama's camp says they have heard Sesame Street's complaints and will be reviewing SS's concerns.

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76.

Sandy    

Big Bird was the only thing Obama could come up with about the debate? I myself am in worse shape the past four years then ever in my life... is this the change Obama was talking about? If you don't get obama out of there, we are all going under.

652 days ago
77.

Cku    

They didn't even ask permission?!

Once again, Liberal sense of entitlement at work.

652 days ago
78.

prjep280    

Hi Harvey, I just wanted to comment on the show you spoke about on the air regarding the abc family show with the lesbian couple, I am against it! I also believe many others are as well but just to afraid to say so. I know the people who hear me say that will say oh she is just a hater. I hate no man. I just believe that lifestyle is sinful and shouldn't be marketed as otherwise. You said it was like inter-racial couples, it is not by far. You can not help being any certain race. I believe you choose to be gay.

652 days ago
79.

Mimi    

I don't why SS is so mad. After all that might be the last tv stint they get if mitt gets his way. They should relish the moment.

652 days ago
80.

HumanNature    

SOUND LIKE FREE PUBLICITY FOR "BIG BIRD, SS, AND PBS!!!!!


DON'T FORGET THAT MITT "FLIP-FLOP" BALONEY STARTED THAT BS!!!!

652 days ago
81.

realist    

Obama is a has been. Desperation from his camp. Too bad he can't focus on more important things like fixing our economy and being a terrible President.

652 days ago
82.

Rich     

Obama may win because it is RACIST not to reelect him...lol. He has destroyed our country but the blind who see FREE THINGS will vote for him BECAUSE they care less about the future. The lies that radiate from DC are far beyond any before. Remember his first 2 years the Dems. controlled the Congress they never produced a budget. Four more years is the destruction of the economy and an unemployment rate at 9.0%.

652 days ago
83.

Cara    

They didn't even ask for permission?!

Once again, Liberal sense of entitlement in action.

652 days ago
84.

SweetVixen    

Yawn

652 days ago
85.

SheisHot    

There is no level Obama won't stoop to in order to play golf and take expensive vacations on the tax payers dime for another 4 years. I feel bad for all of Sesame Street!

652 days ago
86.

Throwback kid    

I think this whole Big Bird thing is silly and a waste of time. But after getting brutally defeated by Romney in the debate Obama has become a very desperate man. He sees the poll numbers closing and Obama is unable to run on his horrible record, what else can Obama do? People now see Obama for the fraud he has always been, there is a very good chance Obama will be voted out of office next month

652 days ago
87.

jacksonfive210    

It's funny people are saying Romney is trying to take away your rights just look what Obama has done in just 4 years,the government surveillance of Americans has increased dramatically, he extended the patriot act, the FBI's National Security Letters have increased (first year under Obama the FBI issued 14,788 NSLs demanding information on 6,114 Americans and in 2010 the letters increased to 24,287 for information on 14,212 citizens), drones spying on us, and he signed the NDAA. What does that say about Obama?

652 days ago
88.

OBAMA CLAUS     

O' BUMMER should keep harping on kid shows;

change the subject from his failed foreign policy.

652 days ago
89.

Tinkerbell    

Of course, since Obama has no good record to run on.

652 days ago
90.

Sonofavet    

It is really sad, the depth the Obama Campaign will stoop to just to get retribution on a B ig Beautiful Bird ... for being truthful.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltDePH9fptc&feature=related

Don't drag Big Bird into your sewer OBAMA!

652 days ago
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