Chief Executive Officer of PBS Paula Kerger fired back at Mitt Romney for announcing he would slash PBS budget to cut costs during his presidential debate. She said that it was ‘stunning’ that the Republican candidate has singled her network out in the first presidential debate on Wednesday.
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In a blistering statement issued by PBS, Kerger said, ‘With the enormous problems facing our country, the fact that we are the focus is just unbelievable to me’.
Kerger also fact-checked Romney who she has tussled with earlier, pointing out that PBS doesn’t get any direct money from the government.
Meanwhile, Romney’s comments on Big Bird made the giant yellow Muppet an internet viral hit overnight as memes and tweets mocking Romney and defending Big Bird took started an internet firestorm.
With the internet joining hands to save Big Bird from Romney’s wrath, Big Bird himself joined the party! His Twitter account which now has more than 23,000 followers has been a source of major. Here are some of the best tweets from Big Bird (@BIGBIRD)
Trying to find a place to hide before they get me. Wouldn't be so hard if I was just "Bird". :(— Big Bird (@BlGBlRD) October 5, 2012
Big Bird on teaching Romney about hard work:
Mitt Romney: "If you work hard enough, you can build a time machine, go back in time and be born to a billionaire father!" #ZING— Big Bird (@BlGBlRD) October 5, 2012
Big Bird chilling with a friend:
This has to be the best one so far- Big Bird on how Romney is trying to level scores with Obama:
Donald Trump and Big Bird have something similar. Do you know what?
Donald Trump's hair was inspired by my tail feathers. #Beast— Big Bird (@BlGBlRD) October 5, 2012
Here’s what Big Bird thinks can be the reason for Romney to fire him
Romney's dad stopped him from watching Sesame Street after our first show. That's why the only number he cares about is 1 (percent). #zing— Big Bird (@BlGBlRD) October 4, 2012
At least Angry Birds have some hope for Big Bird
Searching for a safe place
I better go find a safe place to hide before Mitt Romney chops me up into little pieces and sells me off to create jobs in China. :(— Big Bird (@BlGBlRD) October 4, 2012
It is also important to mention here that shows like "Saturday Night Live," Jimmy Fallon, Piers Morgan, the "Today" show and "Good Morning America" have all asked for appearances from Big Bird after his unexpected rise to fame.
However, Sesame Workshop says Big Bird is declining all appearances. Maybe, Big Bird just wants to enjoy his last days in solitude before Romney makes him a target of expenditure spending policies.