DEBATE REAX

PBS Slams Big Bird Comment

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Mitt Romney said during the presidential debate that he “loves” Big Bird, despite his threat to cut PBS’s budget. The GOP nominee’s remark lit up the Twitterverse afterward,

Don't mess with PBS. The public broadcaster is calling  Romney's debate-night promise to end subsidies to the Sesame Street network "disappointing" and proof he “does not understand the value the American people place on public broadcasting and the outstanding return on investment the system delivers.” The network also pointed out that PBS’s subsidies amount only to about 1/100th of 1 percent of the federal government’s budget—or about $1.35 per person annually. Kids, can you spell negligible?