Big Bird: The debate's real winner

How Twitter reacted to Mitt's comments about PBS and Big Bird

By Jillian Rayfield

Published October 4, 2012 12:13PM (EDT)


The breakout moment of the debate was when Mitt Romney talked about cutting federal funding for the arts, and for places like PBS. "I'm sorry Jim. I'm gonna stop the subsidy to PBS. I'm gonna stop other things," Romney said. "I like PBS, I like Big Bird, I actually like you too."

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Jillian Rayfield

Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at

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