Tuesday, October 9, 2012

New Obama Ad: Sesame Street vs. Wall Street

Here's a former PBS corresondent commenting on Romney's proposed de-funding of PBS:


"And so the reaction to this stylistic turn has been a frothy one from many sectors and it is obvious why. When discussing the elimination of the federal support for public broadcasting, Gov. Romney did not mention the liberal-leaning Bill Moyers or the sparsely viewed classical music performances, he went after the biggest star the network has and one that holds special power over generations -- Big Bird.
PBS itself put out a tersely worded statement on the whole thing, pointing out:
In fact, our service is watched by 81 percent of all children between the ages of 2-8. Each day, the American public receives an enduring and daily return on investment that is heard, seen, read and experienced in public media broadcasts, apps, podcasts and online -- all for the cost of about $1.35 per person per year.
If you wanted to take on PBS there are lots of ways to do it. If you want to pick a fight you will probably lose in the court of public opinion, pick on a muppet -- or whatever Big Bird is."

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