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Across The Media Universe: We Suck You In With Sexy Girls And Celebrities Edition

(Mike Gravel for President)
Our Crush On Obama Girl Fades: There's a new "Obama Girl" video out, and while some are giving it high marks, Public Eye has had just about enough of songs about candidates sung by scantily-clad ingénues. Well, at least until our "Gravelicious" video, starring Matthew Felling and a giant rock, comes out.

Junket Science: Patton Oswalt, star of "Ratatouille," reflected on media junkets in the Onion. "Now, when I see Will Smith or Tom Hanks give kind of a gobsmacked, deer-in-headlights interview, and I'm like, 'What the f---'s wrong with those guys?' Now I know what's wrong with them. This is how they break people in Guantanamo: They ask them variations on the exact same question. 'What time did you go to the store?' 'At 12:15.' 'So what time of day was it?' 'At 12:15.' 'So, was it 12:14?' They're just breaking me down." (via mb)

Pass The Gupta: Jon Friedman says CNN has been milking its battle with Michael Moore for every last rating point it can. And he complains that Wolf Blitzer asked Moore for "a couple of headlines," showing "that he needed Moore to say something controversial, so CNN could use it on a promo." Well, yeah. But it's July, and there's not much news. And the Wolfman is not normally a scandal-monger; we're thinking he meant "bullet point" or "basic thought." But either way, better an over-hyped debate over health care than, say, a giant squid story, no?