The National - Fake Empire
“Our music was used without our permission in this ad. The song you’re using was written about the same backward, con game policies Romney is proposing. We encourage all students to educate themselves about the differences between the inclusive, pro-social, compassionate, forward-thinking policies of President Obama and the self-serving politics of the neo-conservative movement and Mitt Romney. Every single person involved in the creation of the music you’re using is voting for President Obama.”
- A group of students calling themselves Ohio University Students for Romney used The National’s Fake Empire in a pro-Romney ad and attracted the ire of the band’s frontman Matt Berninger.
If you remember in 2008, there was an official Obama video that used an instrumental version of ” Fake Empire,” and it was excellent.