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Romney 'Taking On Big Bird' Slammed As 'A Really Bad Mistake'

Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics

Ken Burns still doesn't understand former GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney's attacks on PBS during the 2012 election. During a visit to HuffPo...

LOOK: Big Bird Votes! And We Think We Know For Who ...

Sarah Medina | Posted 11.06.2012 | Good News

Voters in Texas were given quite a shock Friday morning when the most controversial furry bird of the election lined up behind them, yellow feathers i...

Big Bird And Mitt Romney Dance Off

Posted 11.05.2012 | Teen

Mitt Romney said he likes Big Bird, but the feeling might not be mutual. In this video from halftime at Saturday's football game at Beaumont Centr...

LOOK: The Million Puppet March Takes Washington

The Huffington Post | Jessica Samakow | Posted 11.05.2012 | Parents

Three days before the election, hundreds of puppets and people -- toddlers included -- gathered in D.C. to support public television and radio. The id...

Big Bird And Mister Rogers Are Not Just For Kids: We Need Their Wisdom More Than Ever

Ian I. Mitroff | Posted 12.22.2012 | TV
Ian I. Mitroff

Is anyone naïve enough to believe that any network other than PBS would run Big Bird and Mister Rogers for as long as it has? No, it's not the paltry sum of money why conservatives want to get rid of Big Bird, Mister Rogers, and PBS. It's the values for which they stand.

'Not As Useful As Trap Her, Keep Her: Amazon Binders Reviewed For Women-Holding Effectiveness

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 10.18.2012 | Small Business

Ever since Mitt Romney told America he's solicited "binders full of women" during a search of cabinet members as Governor of Massachusetts, the Intern...

The Victimization of Big Bird and What It Means for Artists

Nora Younkin | Posted 12.16.2012 | Chicago
Nora Younkin

I don't believe the arts can, or should, stand on their own. Even more worrisome than Romney's statements themselves is the ideology from which they spring up. The arts are not nonpartisan.

Big Bird Will Be Fine Under Romney

Erik Sean Nelson | Posted 12.16.2012 | Comedy
Erik Sean Nelson

Who says that the Free Market doesn't solve all problems?...

Would Romney Really Kill Big Bird?

Scott Lilly | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Scott Lilly

What does Gov. Romney's proposal to eliminate the federal appropriation for public broadcasting actually mean for Big Bird's livelihood?

'Million Muppet March' Planned To Protest Romney Over PBS

Reuters | Posted 12.13.2012 | Media

By Daniel Trotta Oct 12 (Reuters) - Plans to save Big Bird, the fuzzy yellow character on U.S. public television's "Sesame Street," fr...

Barbra Streisand Dings Romney At New York Concert

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 10.11.2012 | Entertainment

Barbra Streisand used an appearance at the newly opened Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on Thursday evening to ding Republican presidential cand...

Play Mystified for Me

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

We have concluded that Mr. Eastwood did not make our day with his rambling diatribe at the convention. It's not because he tried to diminish the President but because he diminished himself in the trying.

Big Bird Gets My Vote

Joan Z. Shore | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics
Joan Z. Shore

I always thought that Mickey Mouse should be the mascot for America -- smart, sassy, and enterprising. At other times, most recently, I thought ...

NOW Panel Discusses State Of Public Education, Real Implications Of Romney's PBS Comments

Posted 10.11.2012 | Education

MSNBC's NOW panel on Wednesday discussed Mitt Romney’s infamous Big Bird comments and his wavering views on education, as well as the two schools of...


Shan Wells | Posted 10.11.2012 | Denver
Shan Wells


Big Bird's Secret Gay History Revealed

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Big Bird may have scored this year's Betty White-like career comeback following a jovial nod from Mitt Romney during the Oct. 3 presidential debates. ...

Children Are the Future, But They Can't Vote -- So Whatever

Alex Palombo | Posted 12.10.2012 | Politics
Alex Palombo

Romney says he wants a better future for his children and grandchildren, and for the children in the United States. He's concerned for their future and wants them to go far. But he has a lousy way of showing it.

WATCH: Mitt Romney Repeats Vow To Axe PBS Funds

Posted 12.10.2012 | Media

Mitt Romney stuck firm to his pledge to cut federal funding for public broadcasting in an interview with Wolf Blitzer on Tuesday. Romney's now-immo...

Voters: We're On Team Big Bird

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 10.09.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's backhanded compliment to Big Bird and Jim Lehrer might have been one of the buzzier moments of last week's debate, but it's not a winnin...

Big Bird's Response to Mitt Romney, as Told to Me

Teddy Wayne | Posted 12.09.2012 | Comedy
Teddy Wayne

Ultimately, Governor Romney's vision of a sunny America in which he sweeps the clouds of recession away to where the air is sweet is as phony as some sort of imaginary, seven-foot-tall, tuskless woolly mammoth. Any adult can see it doesn't exist.

Amanda Terkel

New Obama Ad Goes After Mitt Romney On Big Bird | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama campaign is out with a new TV ad, going after one of Mitt Romney's most memorable lines from last week's presidential debate: ...

Big Bird and the American Dream

Alex Schriver | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics
Alex Schriver

The recent criticisms of Mitt Romney's willingness to end subsidies to PBS merit laughter worthy of Tickle Me Elmo.

What Big Bird Would Tell Mitt Romney If He Could

Lee Banville | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics
Lee Banville

If you wanted to take on PBS there are lots of ways to do it. Threaten it all and the 2011 federal deficit would shrink from approximately $1,299,000,000,000 to $1,298,555,000,000. It's not nothing, but is it worth the cost?

Mitt Romney Will Kill Big Bird and the Middle Class Too

Debbie Hines | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics
Debbie Hines

From children, college students, the disabled to senior citizens, middle class America will be at risk under Romney's plan. The presidential debate should be a wake- up call for the 99 percent of us.

LOOK: Artist Gives Big Bird An Unexpected Tribute After Presidential Debate

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Mitt Romney on Wednesday night unleashed a fury across America when, while speaking at the first presidential debate of 2012, he said would stop the s...