They're grabbing at anything that will help them claw their way out now:
"Everything else Romney said was completely overshadowed by the fact that Big Bird felt attacked or people felt Big Bird was attacked, and he's like an icon to millions of moms and kids."
To the sane world, Romney won the debate with Obama going away.
And Big Bird will be just fine, even after that tiny fraction of PBS's annual budget - federal assistance - is yanked.
But they try to put lips on that pig.