The 59-year-old wrote on his blog yesterday: 'When taxpayer funding for public broadcasting ends, rest assured, Cookie Monster will still be fed.
'Shows like Sesame Street are multi-million-dollar enterprises capable of thriving in the private market.
'According to the 990 tax form all non-profits are required to file, Sesame Workshop President and CEO Gary Knell received $956,513 - nearly a million dollars - in compensation in 2008.
'And, from 2003 to 2006, Sesame Street made more than $211 million from toy and consumer product sales.'
Friday, March 18, 2011
Why Republicans Hate NPR: It's Popular!!!
Newsalert: Convicted Felon Robert Creamer Explains
Oh yeah, if it's so popular, why are taxpayers subsidizing this washed out old hippie?
Of course, over at their sister entity, as I understand it, Sesame St.'s CEO rakes in over $900,000 a year. Sen Jim DeMint in the Daily Mail:
Free Big Bird.