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Big Bird Backfire?

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Big Bird Backfire?


FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2009 file photo, Big Bird arrives for the Daytime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Kermit Love, who constructed the Sesame Street character, was a student at New York�s Pratt Institute. The renowned college of art, design and architecture is marking its 125th birthday by putting 125 iconic designs, including this one, on public view from Nov. 30-Jan. 19. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

 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. 

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