So what\’s this all about then?November 30, 2011 Tim WorstallPolitics11 Comments REMOVED: Ron Paul labels Newt and Mitt muppets 30 Nov 2011:REMOVED: Ron Paul labels Newt and Mitt muppets Did anyone see the original? I assume the estate of Jim Henson complained about the libellous comparison of interesting, articulate and intelligent puppets with Mssrs. Gingrich and Romney. previousMrs TUC General Secretary Will be SurprisednextWorld on track for nearly 11-degree temperature rise 11 thoughts on “So what\’s this all about then?” Natalie Solent November 30, 2011 at 10:34 am The journalist had mistaken a video made by amateur fans of Ron Paul for an official video by the Ron Paul campaign. Super Sam November 30, 2011 at 10:38 am This might be it http://coffee.windowstorussia.com/ron-paul-labels-newt-and-mitt-muppets-paul-harris.html (I’m only waking up, googling skills lacking) JuliaM November 30, 2011 at 11:01 am “The journalist had mistaken a video made by amateur fans of Ron Paul for an official video by the Ron Paul campaign.” /facepalm Richard November 30, 2011 at 11:46 am Is a Mitt Muppet some sort of glove puppet? Richard November 30, 2011 at 11:47 am Your adverts are very clever; I’m in India at the moment, so I’m getting lots of Indian ads. Natalie Solent November 30, 2011 at 11:56 am Looking at my earlier comment, “amateur fan of Ron Paul” reads oddly, as if there were “professional fans of Ron Paul” Wait a minute…. Ron Paul is a fine man, as politicians go. And self interest demands that I be exceptionally devoted to the right to hold political opinions unpopular with the majority. But some of Paul’s supporters are a little OTT. James November 30, 2011 at 12:39 pm That would be Paul Harris. From the Grauniad. The Grauniad’s US correspondent. The one who should know that official campaign ads have to be ‘endorsed’ by a candidate at the end of the ad with an “I’m John Doe and I approve this message” -type clip/ voiceover. But didn’t. Perhaps they’d be better off hiring a US correspondent who knows things about, y’know, the US? James November 30, 2011 at 12:41 pm (As it is, I think the clip is quite effective at highlighting hypocrisy – if a little bit too long) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppbPSm4MAxg Dennis the Peasant November 30, 2011 at 2:33 pm Newt and Mitt do remind me of Bert and Ernie… Ben November 30, 2011 at 11:41 pm The parody exemption to copyright covers parodying the muppets, not using the muppets to parody Mitt Romney. That is, it covers copying only the thing you are parodying. So yes, this could be a violation…. john b December 1, 2011 at 3:12 am Ben – no, not since Blanch v Koons. I knew that remixable media course would come in handy one day… http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/data2/circs/2nd/056433p.pdf Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.