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Election in TMZ's Hands - Everyone Stay Calm

8/18/2008 10:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

John McCainJohn McCain is a thief, shamelessly stealing from the TMZ playbook to get elected. This according to a little thing called TIME magazine.

Columnist James Poniewozik ridicules McCain for "running a TMZ campaign," saying McCain's tactics are akin to TMZ publishing "DUI write-ups and nipple slips." Bum rap, we think. Click here for nip slips and mugshot galleries.

Poniewozik claims the ad showing Obama with a zillion flash bulbs going off is a cheap shot: "Like a snarky blog, the McCain campaign argues that Mr. Thinks He's All That is overexposed." The dude says McCain's ad "implies that Obama is an empty suit, a D lister," framing him like TMZ and others "frame celebrities like [Britney] Spears by appealing to a mix of fascination and resentment."

For the record, we have not come to bury Britney, we have come to praise her.

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arte help    

McCain08!!!!

2166 days ago
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Tangie    

Obama IS an empty suit and a D lister, just like the writer James whatever his name is from Time.

2166 days ago
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PerezSux    

Thank God people are starting to realize that McCain is the obvious choice to protect and preserve the country and Obama is nothing more than another one of Oprah's media creations like Dr. Phil and Rachel Ray.

2166 days ago
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memyselfandi    

McCain all the way!! Thankfully America wasn't dumb enough to give Hillary the nomination.

2166 days ago
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Tangie    

Polls don't represent a good part of America. Obama is wasting everyones time and money. There is no way a black man is gonna be elected. That is the truth.

2166 days ago
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Divashels    

I don't want Mccain obama or tmz running things .....I am leaving !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2166 days ago
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Brainy Sly Chic    

No way! TMZ promoting a democrat?!

TMZ, you are just another left-wing tool!!! And McCain will probably win because you promote Obama. So please keep it up!

Thanks for the non-support!!!!! It's helping TREMENDOUSLY!!!!

2166 days ago
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me me me    

He knows that Obama has a LOT of the younger crowd, so he was just trying to appeal to the new voters. Good idea in theroy, but it did end up biting him in the ass in the end.

2166 days ago
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Reine    

The media is mostly Obama supporters & as far as TMZ, I don't think so.

2166 days ago
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Insert comical name here    

I think somebody might be a little miffed that their superstar isn't preforming as well as he should be considering how badly the republicans have screwed up over the last several years and how much the media in general is wetting their pants over Obama. Americans are swift to recognize whiners, this tactic will likely backfire.

2166 days ago
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ladyli1    

In the 3rd paragraph, 1st sentence, don't you mean "Obama"?

2166 days ago
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sandy    

RE: 6. Polls don't represent a good part of America. Obama is wasting everyones time and money. There is no way a black man is gonna be elected. That is the truth.
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This mental giant pretty much sums up the political opinions of most TMZers. He says that polls, which heretofore in the history of elections have shown to be rather accurate (why we continue to use them), are now invalid. He further suggests that because he is a racist and won't vote for someone with a different ethnic background from himself, Obama can't be elected as President. This person is a classic example of why America is in the shape we're in. Ignorance, fear, and denial of reality.

As an Independent, I've given consideration to both candidates. Have you?



2166 days ago
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Kelli    

Can't wait until November!

2166 days ago
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DIMPLES    

McCAIN HAS NO MORALS, OR GOOD FAITH. HE IS DISGUSTING. HOW DARE HIM SAY OBAMA IS A EMPTY SUIT. McCAIN IS A EMPTY HEAD!

2166 days ago
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lonzo_joe    

the people of america do not run this country!! the people who pay for the politicians run this country!!

2166 days ago
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