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An exploration of the similarities between John McCain and Britney Spears.

Published July 22, 2008 6:12PM (EDT)

ABC News' Jake Tapper, a former reporter for Salon, commenting on the McCain campaign's "Obama Love" video:

[I]f there's any senator who has benefited from a generally friendly media it's McCain. His opponents in 2000 and 2008, his senate colleagues, and Democrats have been complaining for years that the media gives McCain a free ride.

This is like Britney Spears complaining that the hype around Miley Cyrus far exceeds her talent.

By Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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