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She’s just 13 years old.
But ABC’s GMA Team weirdly pile on sweet Rebecca Black by asking her: Why do people hate your song so much?
Wouldn’t better questions be: How were you able to get 26,000,000 views on You Tube for your song in just a few days? And what inspired you to do make this song?
Whatever you think of the song, it’s hardly “The worst video in the world” (which is the headline on ABC’s “Good Morning In America” piece).
This is a 13-year-old girl, for Pete’s sake!
And here’s the full video that’s created all the uproar . . .
BEN’S TAKE: Rebecca Black’s song is brilliant on so many levels.
It’s catchy. It gets into your brain. It was clearly designed to be a viral video. It certainly achieved that.
The video is really a kind of spoof on viral videos and modern pop music. It was a joke — or, at least, partly a joke.
Rebecca has a winning personality. You can’t help but like her.
She has brilliantly created controversy with this song.
The reason the song’s been noticed is because of all the vitriol it’s generated. But the joke is on those hurling the vitriol.
There’s nothing wrong with her voice.
Many pop stars and rock icons have had less than stellar voices: Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Janice Joplin.
Rebecca’s voice is fine. She showed she can even sing the National Anthem.
It’s not about one’s voice. It’s about personality and striking a chord with the public.
She struck a chord because she’s “the girl next door” who made it big overnight.
Would you rather be Rebecca Black right now (26,000,000 views on YouTube), or all those anonymous jealous haters?
I’m a marketing professional. That’s how I make my living.
This was a marketing masterstroke.
Any Fortune 500 company would kill for 26,000,000 viral views on You Tube in four days.
Besides, how proud would you be if your 13-year-old daughter created something like this for her school project?
Yes, I know, she had plenty of professional help on this from a group in LA called Ark Music Factory — who really understand how to create viral videos.
Unlike Charlie Sheen, Rebecca Black is definitely winning.
And here’s how Bob Dylan would sing the song
Dylan Parody by Mike Bauer
Jon Stewart takes time out from his usual bashing to FOX News to do some hilarious mockery of CNN.
“We get so caught up watching Fox News and everything we forget to check in on the 24 hour news network that started it all — the most trusted name in news, CNN; the gold standard. What have they been up to lately?”
Here’s what Stewart found. You’ll have to wade through a lot of Stewart’s liberal junk before you get to his CNN bit. But it’s hilarious when you get there:
REAL CLEAR POLITICS: President Obama recounts an anecdote about the 2004 Democratic National Convention at White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs’ final press briefing:
“The most challenging problem was what tie to wear. And this went up to the very last minute. I mean, 10 minutes before we were about to go on stage we were still having an argument about ties. I had bought five, six ties. And Michelle didn’t like any of them, Axelrod didn’t like a couple of them — him being one of the best dressed men in the world. So we really valued his opinion.
“And then somebody — I don’t remember who it was — turned and said, ‘You know what? What about Gibbs’ tie? What about Gibbs’ tie? That might look good.’ And, frankly, Robert didn’t want to give it up because he thought he looked really good in the tie. But eventually he was willing to take one for the gipper, and so he took off his tie, and I put it on. And that’s the tie that I wore at the national convention.”