Why the Outrage … McCain was not the First to Compare Barack Obama to Paris Hilton
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.
Posted August 5, 2008 by Scared Monkeys
Barack Obama, Celebrity, Fun, Hollywood, John McCain, Media Bias, Politics, Presidential Election 2008 | 7 comments
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Maybe Obama, the celebrity rock star, could get a booking for a Las Vegas show with Paris Hilton and Britney Spears….I’m sure there might some hotel with low rates that need a cheap show…he could start with the costume and do the chicken dance wearing his stupid Obama seal…
Maybe Obama’s choice for VP might be Hillary…thinking of surrounding himself with people of knowledge and experience….of course, she would be his adviser and probably his boss…so why even bother with him…
He has no experience so what do we have to do give him classes and teaching lessons…
This shouldn’t be a race between a white and a black candidate but it is…and Obama is turning a lot of people off…it’s not about what is best for this country…what a predicament…
But if he wants to be a celebrity I guess he will have to pin his ears back….!!!!
Oh excuse me, I need to inflate my tires because that will solve the energy crisis…!!!! Get real, now just how many people are going to do that…!!!
Personally, I don’t think they have anything in common!
Paris is, clearly, a self-consumed egomaniac that thinks that everything she does, good or bad, should be televised, photographed and admired.
I would compare Barack to Muhammed Ali. One that would stand up for his principals, regardless of what the world thinks. One with an agenda to fulfill his destiny to rise up from the ashes to being a champion.
There is a distinct difference between being born of wealth and having everything handed to you… and having to work for it. Other than that of Robert Kennedy, there has been no campaign that has been fought harder than that of Obama. The people flock to him, not the opposite; and no amount of money can buy THAT kind of charisma.
We’ve been trying to read lips for the past eight years and, still, the message is stronger than ever. To elect McCain would mean another four years of the same…
One thing seems clear to me … the days when presidential candidates discussed serious issues seem to be gone forever.
Does anyone else join with me in thinking that the first step involved in returning our political campaigns to sanity is to ban … prohibit … forbid … ALL TV ADS?
I don’t know how this would work; the lawyers would have a field day.
But God almighty, what a blessing it would be to our country to re-establish the principle that there is a difference between selling garbage and the political world.
I know … hard to believe … but from my few and infrequent glimpses at TV, it’s no wonder that the rest of the world sneers when it hears talk of the United States. I can’t believe what I hear.
Anyone remember stuff like the Kennedy-Nixon debates?
And YouTube reminds us that it was not Obama but McCain that started the whole face on money silliness:
Speaking of the internet, when asked by Yahoo News if McCain uses Mac or PC, here’s McCain’s answer:
“I am a [computer] illiterate that has to rely on my wife for all the assistance I can get.”
A possible 21st Century President who completely lacks any computer skills and knowledge – who would’ve thought?
Much of this country’s business, security, and infrastructure is wired. You can’t lead in the 21st century without understanding all the underlying issues behind eCommerce, digital security (corporate & national) and all the electrical, telecommunication, transportation, nuclear systems and even educational issues that rely on broadband (wired & wireless) communication. It has been well documented that terrorism’s next intended target includes these systems. How can you even comprehend how to defend against that when you don’t understand the technology or the impact of such an attack?
Computer illiterate…that’s like having a caveman as President.
beter to have a caveman as president than a ignorant lyer and a murderer like george.w.bush.
mcCain is george bush clone……
SM: If you believe that McCain is a GWB clone you know nothing about John McCain or his politics. Why don’t you actually inform yourself rather than just drink the Kool-Aide. Maybe spend a little time reading on the topic rather than watching MSNBC.
Stop reading the talking points and inform yourself.
The LEFT has conveniently forgotten that John McCain, the Maverick, was their boy for years when he went up against the Republican majority. McCain has infuriated Conservatives and Republicans in the past. He was the media darling because they knew that he took positions against GWB and Republicans. That’s why for years McCain was referred to a a RINO. For the uninformed … that would stand for a “Republican in Name Only”.
The LEFT is so disingenuous. No, they are actually liars. They only turned on McCain when he actually threatened their power. When he was an independent Maverick and bucked the Republican power base … the LEFT loved him. Now they call him GWB Jr.