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Friday Night Lights TV Show Creator to Romney: ‘Come Up With Your Own Campaign Slogan’

By Aviva Shen  

"Friday Night Lights TV Show Creator to Romney: ‘Come Up With Your Own Campaign Slogan’"


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Since the first presidential debate, the Romney campaign has been employing a line from popular TV show Friday Night Lights: “clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose.” But the series creator, Peter Berg, has sent the campaign a letter accusing Romney of plagiarizing the rallying cry, which has been used in stump speeches, on social media and on posters. Berg’s letter went even farther, declaring, “Your politics and campaign are clearly not aligned with the themes we portrayed in our series.” He also compares Romney to one of his characters, Buddy Garrity, a somewhat ignorant car salesman who started selling imported Japanese cars instead of American-made ones. Read the letter in full here.

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