A homeless man who went on an anti-Semitic tirade in New York City’s Times Square while dressed as Elmo is facing prison time for a plot to extort $2 million from the Girl Scouts.In case you needed an AP story you couldn’t make up, here you go.
Sesame Workshop is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization and we do not endorse candidates or participate in political campaigns. We have approved no campaign ads, and as is our general practice, have requested that the ad be taken down.A statement from Sesame Workshop • Requesting that the Obama campaign desist in airing an ad featuring Big Bird. Despite leaving the first presidential debate with strong winds at his back, the singular Mitt Romney line that has endured in the days after was his insistence that he’d cut funding to public broadcasting, which President Obama characterized as him “going after Big Bird.” This isn’t the only Obama ad that’s rankled some folks recently, either – a recent ad attacking Romney’s honesty used footage of NBC’s Andrea Mitchell, which the network has asked to be stopped. source