PITCHFORK: The National’s “Fake Empire” Used in Video for Mitt Romney Campaign, Band Is Furious, Of Course
OCT 26, 2012 – Pitchfork has a cool article on how The Nationals found out that a pro-Romney video made by Ohio University Students for Romney was using their song "Fake Empire" and they were furious. The group is not officially tied to the Mitt Romney campaign, but nonetheless frontman Matt Berninger issued a statement saying, "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."