Media to McCain … You can’t do that to our pledges, only we can do that to our pledges.
Why is everyone, especially the media, so up in arms over republican Presidential candidate John McCain comparing Barack “Mr. Celebrity” Obama to Paris Hilton? The outrage was heard across the media news rooms as the evil McCain and him minions dare compare their messiah to Paris Hilton. Obama and his campaign were quickly whined and responded in the manner that basically proved the ads point.
The ad was described as “nasty”, “childish” and “juvenile”, a “strange” “nuclear attack” for having dared to compare their anointed one to the brainless celebutant hotel heiress.
However, Newsbusters points out that John McCain was not the first to make the celebrity comparison of Obama and Paris Hilton. It turns out that the LEFT MSM had beaten McCain to the punch. Check out the Washington Post article from February 24, 2005.
There’s nothing exotic or complicated about how phenoms are made in Washington, and, more to the point, how they are broken.
“Andy Warhol said we all get our 15 minutes of fame,” says Barack Obama. “I’ve already had an hour and a half. I mean, I’m so overexposed, I’m making Paris Hilton look like a recluse.”
Obama a Celebrity … Because they said so.
I guess it was fine when the Washington Post wrote the same words and context that appeared in John McCain’s ad. What’s the difference? You gotta love internet search engines … they are so unforgiving.
The Corner reminds us that it was also not John McCain who dragged the ditzy heiress, Paris Hilton, in to the political debate. That sad reality was the doings of Barack Obama and the Paris Hilton tax break.