Romney: 47% remark 'wrong'

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said his comment on a secretly taped video in which he disparaged 47 percent of voters as dependent on government "was just completely wrong".

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Michael Moore bemoans Kerry choice as debate coach

Filmmaker and Democrat supporter Michael Moore tweeted:

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Parody Big Bird account created after Romney's PBS comments

A parody account of Sesame Street's Big Bird has been created after Mitt Romney said he would stop the subsidy to PBS.

He said: "I'm sorry Jim. I'm gonna stop the subsidy to PBS. I'm gonna stop other things. I like PBS, I like Big Bird, I actually like you too."

@FiredBigBird replied:

Big Bird talk igniting Twitterverse

Big Bird is tonight igniting the Twitterverse after Mitt Romney talked about cutting funding to certain items in the budget, including cuts to PBS, which employs debate moderator Jim Lehrer and which airs Sesame Street in the Unites States.

"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."

Immediately someone created a @FiredBigBird account, which instantly leapt into four figures in numbers of followers.

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US media claim Romney victory

Guardian US editor Janine Gibson, BuzzFeed Politics Andrew Kaczynski and The Hotline's editor Reid Wilson tweeted:

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