Internet Erupts Over Romney's 'Big Bird' Comment

Thursday, 04 Oct 2012 10:16 AM

By Greg McDonald

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Mitt Romney's declaration that he plans to kill funding for PBS to help balance the federal budget has set off a huge debate in Twitter land and throughout the Internet over whether the Sesame Street character Big Bird will be able to survive.
 
According to Politico and Buzzfeed Politics, moments after the Republican nominee announced plans to cut PBS funding despite declaring his love for Big Bird, a Twitter account was set up taking issue with Romney's stand and the Internet came alive with dozens of colorful and off color reactions to his debate comments.
 
"I wonder if birds go to heaven. 'Sigh,'" tweeted @BigBirdRomney Wednesday night.
 
The tweet opened up a barrage of comments, most of them not particularly flattering of the Republican nominee.
 
"Obama got bin Laden. I'll get Big Bird," someone shot back.
 
"I am the 47 percent," another account responded.
 
"Can you tell me how to get to the unemployment line," said nerdywordythirty.
 
"Will work for Food," proclaimed a sign held by Big Bird in another take someone posted making fun of Romney's remark.
 
Some put up photos of the debate with Big Bird superimposed at a podium between Romney and President Barack Obama, while others simply described the fact that Big Bird would even come up in the debate as "weird."
 
The Twitter and Internet eruption over Big Bird started after Romney told debate moderator Jim Lehrer of PBS that he planned to stop the subsidy to PBS because things the federal government could no longer afford would have to go.
 
"I'm sorry, Jim, I’m gonna stop the subsidy to PBS," he said.
 
But he didn't stop there. Romney added, "I like PBS. I love Big Bird. I actually like you, too.”


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