Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” tackled “Sesame Street” and it’s coverage on cable news last night. After critiquing Fox News and Fox Business for their somewhat hyperbolic take on the kids show, Jon Stewart and co. got their puppet on with “This Week With George Snuffleupagus.”
Yesterday, the Obama campaign used MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell in a campaign ad, sparking a complaint from NBC News (as of this morning the ad was still airing, at least on our TVs here in the office).
Today, the campaign is using another popular non-partisan public figure in an attack against the Romney campaign: Big Bird.
The ad has aired on some TV news programs, but those are not paid buys. BuzzFeed’s Zeke Miller has the details:
Per OFA the ad will start airing on
National cable and broadcast, targeting comedy shows
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.