Overhype

by Mike Masnick


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barack obama, dan glickman, lobbying

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Don't Worry About MPAA's Congrats To Obama

from the step-back-from-the-ledge dept

A bunch of folks have been sending in Wired's short article claiming that the MPAA is "already lobbying Obama." And, while I'm certainly never one to suggest that the MPAA isn't full of sneaky tricks, this is hardly anything to get worked up about. I don't even understand why Wired posted it, other than to get people angry. The MPAA, like pretty much every major lobbying organization, put out statements congratulating Obama. That's what you do as a lobbying group, and it's entirely meaningless at this point. I have no doubt that the MPAA will pull plenty of misleading stunts over the next four years, and most likely will convince all sorts of politicians, including Obama, to put into place bad laws. But a simple congratulations statement from a lobbying group is hardly a sign of impending doom.

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    Craving Cupbord, 6 Nov 2008 @ 8:15pm

    Good Job, Eleete!

    LOL, Eleete is on it!

    But more interesting is Dan Glickman's non-donation to the Obama Campaign. Perhaps he ran out of cash, or donating to Obama's Campaign was an afterthought.

    I see the article as more of a love letter: "Come get super chummy and smoke a fat stogie with the head of the nation's greatest non-profit."

    Funny.

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