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- Posted on Oct 8th 2008 3:00PM by Benjy Eisen
"This isn't the first time the McCain campaign has used a song without making any attempt to get approval or permission from the artist. It's frustrating and infuriating that someone who claims to speak for the American people would repeatedly show such little respect for creativity and intellectual property. The saddest thing about this is that 'My Hero' was written as a celebration of the common man and his extraordinary potential. To have it appropriated without our knowledge and used in a manner that perverts the original sentiment of the lyric just tarnishes the song..."
Of course, Obama supporters could argue that using the song also tarnishes the Foo Fighters' at large, but we don't think anyone was really fooled. Or, as their song goes, "Truth or consequence, say it aloud."
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