Skip to comments.Big Bird Is Rich, So Why Does He Need Taxpayer Money?
Posted on 03/17/2017 12:28:58 PM PDT by IBD editorial writer
As night follows day, defenders of big government trotted out "Sesame Street's" Big Bird as the poster child of President Trump's terrible spending cuts.
The Daily Beast story on Trump's budget proposal to cut taxpayer funding to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting features an ax-wielding man about to chop Big Bird's head off. Politico has a story titled "Can Big Bird Survive Trump?" In a "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" segment mocking Trump's budget, Donald Trump fires Big Bird.
These folks would do well to find a new mascot. Big Bird is big business, and doesn't need taxpayer money to survive.
First, let's take a look at Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit that produces "Sesame Street."
(Excerpt) Read more at investors.com ...
Maybe go get a job.
Let’s do an audit.
Big Bird is fifty years old and has been on welfare his entire life. He’s a Democrat success story...
Big Bird is on HBO.
NOT on PBS.
It is the Principle of it. The common people should support the Arts for the enjoyment of the Elite and for their own education purveyed by broadcast of the “correct” world-view.
I bow to your superior knowledge of Big Bird's availability.
.... Actually HBO owns Sesame Street and has full exclusive rights to it's first run contents. After a nine-month exclusivity window, The show then airs on PBS member stations with no charge to the stations for airing the content.
>>For the first time in its nearly 50 years on the air, Sesame Street will air new episodes exclusively on HBO only to air on PBS and its member stations nine months later. Reruns will air on PBS in the interim...The rise of digital streaming has fueled the fall of DVD sales; plenty of Sesame material is readily available at the shows official YouTube channel and elsewhere. Why buy Proud to be a Cow on home video when you can watch the clip online for free? >>With this new partnership, Sesame Street will be fully funded by HBO. --ThinkProgress
I disliked Sesame Street even as a 5 year-old. There was something condescending, overbearing and uncomfortably politically-correct about it, that I noticed, even then. I only much later realized - that is the typical propagandistic mindset of the Left.
I naturally gravitated to Bugs Bunny and Hogans Heroes as a young child.
I thought big bird was working for HBO now?
If Henson/Sesame Street had properly licensed their “stuff” they could be paying for all of PBS & then some!
It doesn’t matter to the liberals that Big Bird and his friends made that deal with HBO. They were on PBS for decades, and that is why the liberals are making their political statement about cutting funding to PBS and firing Big Bird.
All that matters to the liberals is making their political statements, whether those statements are based in fact or not.
You might remember that the author, Gwen Eiffel, had a book published the day before a Presidential debate, that she would be the moderator, praising a then-current Presidential candidate?
And her employer was the network broadcasting the event, PBS.
I’m glad I wasn’t the only kid that disliked Sesame Street.
I liked grown up shows (for the time) a lot better.
In fact, I didn't just dislike it - I grew to hate it. My dislike was stoked because my sister and I would fight for the TV after school when we were allowed to watch it (it was the 70's - our home had one only). She liked Sesame Street.
watching the cloying and dull characters (particularly the human ones) drone on with their cheap platitudes also meant I had lost that day's round of the TV wars to my sister.
pbs pres Paula Kerger. 632,233
Corp for public broadcasting CEO Patricia de Stacy Harrison 369,514
Terry Gross of PBS in 2010-2011 made 375,652
How much did you make in those years?
If their product is that good, and they want to pay their people this much, shouldn't they stand or fall in the marketplace themselves and get off the public teat?
The cool kids watched Pinwheel anyway.
The Federal Government stopped funding Sesame Street in 1981.
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