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John McCain ad irritates many in Hollywood (as if the Drama Queens in Hollywood matter)
LA Times ^ | 7/31/2008 | staff

Posted on 07/31/2008 7:25:33 PM PDT by tobyhill

TO HOLLYWOOD it smacked of desperation.

That's why the reaction to a new John McCain ad attempting to portray Barack Obama as a kind of mindless celebrity -- likening him to Paris Hilton and Britney Spears -- drew collective yawns and shrugs of irritation from politically active members of the entertainment industry.

"I didn't think McCain could look silly," mused Norman Lear. "But that ad diminishes him and makes him look silly."

Just for a start, industry types say the ad is wrong: In the Hollywood lexicon, Obama is not a celebrity. He's a rock star. (Note to McCain strategists: That's the difference between Jessica Simpson and Bono.)

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: airheads; badkarmaforjuan; electionads; hollywood; obama; poorpoorrinos; shallow; valleygirls; vapid
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1 posted on 07/31/2008 7:25:34 PM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

If he’s got Norman Lear musing, then he’s on the right track.


2 posted on 07/31/2008 7:28:35 PM PDT by AndrewB
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To: tobyhill
Just for a start, industry types say the ad is wrong: In the Hollywood lexicon, Obama is not a celebrity. He's a rock star. (Note to McCain strategists: That's the difference between Jessica Simpson and Bono.)

Well, alrighty then! Thanks for pointing that out you vacuous Hollywood twits!

3 posted on 07/31/2008 7:29:22 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: tobyhill

McCain jabs insults at a narscissist and insults other narscissists. Who woulda thunk?


4 posted on 07/31/2008 7:29:40 PM PDT by MtnClimber (http://www.jeffhead.com/obama/nobamanation-sticker.jpg)
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To: tobyhill

norman lear is as far left as they go.


5 posted on 07/31/2008 7:29:47 PM PDT by ken21 (people die and you never hear from them again.)
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To: tobyhill

Most Hollywood actors are narcissistic dunces who read scripts.

Obama is a narcissistic dunce who reads scripts. And is pretty darned good at it!

Of course, they love Obama and hate McCain. McCain is a terrible actor!

So, its all about shallowness and acting skills.


6 posted on 07/31/2008 7:31:20 PM PDT by whitedog57
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To: mylife
Obama is not a celebrity. He's a rock star.

Who should play the guitar with his brain in a jar.

7 posted on 07/31/2008 7:31:25 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Without the second, the rest are just politicians' BS.)
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To: Steely Tom

This ad is perfect because it uses the over the top politically correct hype against odumbo


8 posted on 07/31/2008 7:33:02 PM PDT by italianquaker (Odumbo is too busy to visit our injured troops,what a disgrace)
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To: tobyhill
McCain's latest attempt at discrediting his handsome, photogenic young rival... -- LA Times

Don't ya just love unbiased reporting?

9 posted on 07/31/2008 7:34:11 PM PDT by econjack (Some people are as dumb as soup.)
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To: tobyhill

Barack Obama has a secret weapon, an October Surprise he will unleash to sweep him to victory on Election Day:

A Sex Tape!


10 posted on 07/31/2008 7:35:27 PM PDT by counterpunch (John McCain - For the LOVE of Country)
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To: tobyhill

Hum, the ad must be working — it has torqued all the right nuts...


11 posted on 07/31/2008 7:36:03 PM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.)
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To: tobyhill
A soundtrack CD with songs dedicated to Obama is in the works (think of all that musical hope available for download to your iPod.) A black and white ball is planned for Aug. 21 in Beverly Hills where celebrities are being invited to celebrate Obama's candidacy.

Will Ludacrisp be on the hopey dopey soundtrack?

Ooooooo...an Ebony and Ivory ball!! Ooooooo,...special..

12 posted on 07/31/2008 7:36:14 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife
His Rock Star name is Ozzybama. His Rap name is Ludicrous.

oops, already taken.

13 posted on 07/31/2008 7:36:43 PM PDT by tobyhill (fraud -noun;(1)deceit, trickery, sharp practice, or breach of confidence, (2) Obama)
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To: tobyhill

All I can say now about the ad is, way to go McCain team. I love seeing the left gnash their teeth.


14 posted on 07/31/2008 7:37:05 PM PDT by A message
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To: italianquaker
This ad is perfect because it uses the over the top politically correct hype against odumbo

I think they've gone into a tizzy also because it takes a poke at two of the biggest celebrity dingbats who ever came down the pike.

To the hollywood crowd, that's tuggin' on Superman's cape.

15 posted on 07/31/2008 7:37:16 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Without the second, the rest are just politicians' BS.)
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To: Steely Tom

Does Obomba play any instruments? does he sing?

These Hollywood people are idiots


16 posted on 07/31/2008 7:37:46 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: tobyhill

I saw the ad and did not find anything objectionable. Plus it was right on target.


17 posted on 07/31/2008 7:38:23 PM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: tobyhill

I watched Obama on Meet the Press last week. Whatever else could be said about him, he didn’t come across as vacuous. Hard to see how that commercial will fly.


18 posted on 07/31/2008 7:38:25 PM PDT by vanishing liberty
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To: tobyhill

We could call him LaBama


19 posted on 07/31/2008 7:38:36 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: tobyhill
John McCain ad irritates many in Hollywood

Good. It's about time they got a taste of their own medicine. A lot of Hollywoodians irritate me.

20 posted on 07/31/2008 7:39:40 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (Barack Obama is lika a bowl of chili - - he's full of beans.)
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To: MtnClimber

It’s a beautiful thing to behold


21 posted on 07/31/2008 7:40:10 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: tobyhill
Just for a start, industry types say the ad is wrong: In the Hollywood lexicon, Obama is not a celebrity. He's a rock star.

Maybe they should make another commercial with a rock star, like they could use Brittney Spears. Oh wait, Brittney Spears IS a musical star. Those hollywood people are really stupid, aren't they. Britney was a singer, not an actress.

22 posted on 07/31/2008 7:42:12 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: econjack
I think someone at the L.A. Times has a tingling leg.

Quick, call Crissy Matthews.

23 posted on 07/31/2008 7:42:54 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (If it looks like a lib, smells like a lib and whines like a lib, it must be an Obama voter)
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To: vanishing liberty

Are you kidding?


24 posted on 07/31/2008 7:43:18 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: tobyhill

Looking for the ad I came across this one instead: “Courageous Service.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQsckD9trn4

Very impressive. He’s going to win big.


25 posted on 07/31/2008 7:43:30 PM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Stop the O-bomb.)
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To: econjack
The MSM doesn't even try to hide their fawning over Obama.
Andrea Mitchell was almost crying when McCain's campaign spokesperson merely questioned Obama’s excuse for not seeing the troops in Germany. She went as far as to “vouch” that it wasn't for a photo op but today we find out different. Then we have Chrissy Matthews who gets tingles up the leg at the mention of Obama.
26 posted on 07/31/2008 7:43:30 PM PDT by tobyhill (fraud -noun;(1)deceit, trickery, sharp practice, or breach of confidence, (2) Obama)
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To: vanishing liberty

The idiot thinks we wont need anymore oil if we put air in our tires!


27 posted on 07/31/2008 7:44:37 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: tobyhill
"If you throw a rock over a fence, it's the hit dog that hollers."
~Mike Huckabee~

28 posted on 07/31/2008 7:46:14 PM PDT by Savage Beast ("Some people are born knowing, and some people will die searching." -Antonio Banderas)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Paris Hilton also is recorded a CD two years ago so they are both musicians. Hollywood dumbasses!!!


29 posted on 07/31/2008 7:46:47 PM PDT by Abbeville Conservative (Just a bitter South Carolinian clinging to my religion and guns.)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Britney is a POP star. Steven Tyler is a ROCK star. It’s a subtle but important difference.

Longevity plays a part, too. Aerosmith has been around for 30-odd years and is still popular, but 30 years from now Britney will be a footnote in musical history.


30 posted on 07/31/2008 7:48:09 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: CharlesWayneCT

So was Paris Hilton, for about a month.


31 posted on 07/31/2008 7:48:49 PM PDT by keepitreal ("I'm Barack Obama and I approve this message. . . until I don't.")
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To: ken21

Norman Lear is still trying to figure out why the audience for ALL IN THE FAMILY wound up liking Archie Bunker more than Meathead.


32 posted on 07/31/2008 7:49:55 PM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: supremedoctrine

that’s true!

meathead was a smart alec,

and still is.


33 posted on 07/31/2008 7:51:32 PM PDT by ken21 (people die and you never hear from them again.)
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To: keepitreal; All
"So was Paris Hilton, for about a month."

Obama & Paris Fame

34 posted on 07/31/2008 7:54:47 PM PDT by musicman
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To: mylife
vanishing liberty
Since Jun 11, 2008

Perhaps less kidding and more trolling.

35 posted on 07/31/2008 7:55:30 PM PDT by JennysCool (A man who served his country well vs. a walking Che poster. Is it really that tough a choice?)
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To: ken21

Norman Lear is still trying to figure out why the audience for ALL IN THE FAMILY wound up liking Archie Bunker more than Meathead.


36 posted on 07/31/2008 7:56:21 PM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: ken21
that’s true!

meathead was a (brainless and hypocritical) smart alec, and still is.

Fixed...

the infowarrior

37 posted on 07/31/2008 7:56:57 PM PDT by infowarrior
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To: JennysCool

Definitely a troll. Look at its posting history.


38 posted on 07/31/2008 7:57:11 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Kickass Conservative

Sadly Sissy Matthews is out on vacation, but I bet he’s still got a tingle.


39 posted on 07/31/2008 8:00:44 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: ken21
norman lear is as far left as they go.

Rob Reiner is another.

40 posted on 07/31/2008 8:00:50 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Ich bin ein Berloser - Barak Hussein Mohammed Obama)
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To: musicman

Well, I’m under the impression they’ve both had sex with men.


41 posted on 07/31/2008 8:04:15 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (RATs...nothing more than Bald Haired Hippies!)
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To: vanishing liberty

It is flying and flying high.


42 posted on 07/31/2008 8:04:38 PM PDT by comebacknewt
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To: vanishing liberty
The ad has worked to its intent. The MSM was ignoring McCain and ignoring Obama’s positions on issues but fawning all over the empty-suit Obama. This ad was designed for scrutiny but it was also designed to get the discussion rolling. Obama will have to explain how he's against expanded drilling with gas at $4 a gallon and 72% of Americans wanting it.
43 posted on 07/31/2008 8:04:49 PM PDT by tobyhill (fraud -noun;(1)deceit, trickery, sharp practice, or breach of confidence, (2) Obama)
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To: Disambiguator

That is true, but I interpreted the hollywood argument as being about actors versus performers, not specifically that Obama was a specific type of music performer.

Frankly, Obama isn’t a rock star. Rock stars actually have a talent.


44 posted on 07/31/2008 8:04:53 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: CharlesWayneCT
OMG! This is for real L0L!


45 posted on 07/31/2008 8:10:33 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: tobyhill

Yeah - don’t compare Obama to us.


46 posted on 07/31/2008 8:15:39 PM PDT by Tzimisce (How Would Mohammed Vote? Obama for President!)
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To: All
Scroll down to hear "Barack Star"
47 posted on 07/31/2008 8:16:08 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife
In the Hollywood lexicon, Obama is not a celebrity. He's a rock star.

And that's where Hollywood is ignorant of how the rest of the world views them.

To the rest of the world, there is no difference between a Simpson or a Bono, an artist or an artiste, a Streisand or a Lewinsky.

They are all attention-whoring carnies.

48 posted on 07/31/2008 8:17:37 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (I am voting for McCain because he is white.)
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49 posted on 07/31/2008 8:19:54 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: tobyhill
I wouldn't mind seeing this image used in some McCain ads:

Drives home the "Overconfidence" theme pretty nicely I think.

50 posted on 07/31/2008 8:27:06 PM PDT by comebacknewt
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