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Big Bird Backfire?

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    NEWSLETTERS

     One week after Barack Obama tanked the first presidential debate, the president's campaign is out with an ad mocking his opponent. 

    During the debate, Mitt Romney said he would cut a subsidy to PBS, and singled out Big Bird as a target of his cuts. 

    The Obama campaign released a video entitled Big Bird ostensibly to capitalize on the iconic absurdity of cutting funds to a children's character.

    But the joke might be on the Obama campaign. The production company behind Sesame Street, Sesame Workshop, has asked that the campaign remove the video.