‘Friday Night Lights’ Creator Accuses Mitt Romney of Plagiarism

Continuing the theme of Republican politicians being humiliated by musicians whose songs they have coopted, Mitt Romney is has been scolded for his use of the TV series “Friday Night Lights” slogan “Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can’t Lose”, reports Matthew Belloni for the Hollywood Reporter:

Peter Berg, the writer-director of the Friday Night Lights movie and television series, is not pleased that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has co-opted a phrase from the show for his campaign appearances.

In a letter to the Romney campaign sent Friday and obtained exclusively by The Hollywood Reporter, Berg calls the use of “Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can’t Lose” an act of stealing. “Your politics and campaign are clearly not aligned with the themes we portrayed in our series,” Berg writes in the letter. “The only relevant comparison that I see between your campaign and Friday Night Lights is in the character of Buddy Garrity — who turned his back on American car manufacturers selling imported cars from Japan.”

Read the Full Letter Here.

Romney has used the “Clear Eyes” phrase — which originated as a rallying cry for the high school football team on the FNL television series — in several campaign speeches, and it appears on his Facebook page…

[continues at the Hollywood Reporter]

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  • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

    if Mitt’s not careful
    YouTube will delete his channel for flagrant and repeated copyright violations

  • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

    if Mitt’s not careful
    YouTube will delete his channel for flagrant and repeated copyright violations

    • Hadrian999

      he probably owns youtube through some off shore holding company

    • Hadrian999

      he probably owns youtube through some off shore holding company

  • kowalityjesus

    I suspect this is the work of some pathetic sycophant in the ranks of the GOP who’s willing to plagiarize to gain acceptance.  Old story, but it doesn’t flatter any of them.

  • kowalityjesus

    I suspect this is the work of some pathetic sycophant in the ranks of the GOP who’s willing to plagiarize to gain acceptance.  Old story, but it doesn’t flatter any of them.