Peter Berg, the creator of Friday Night Lights, has sent a cease and desist letter to the Romney campaign for plagiarizing his slogan “Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can’t Lose.”
Peter Berg, the writer-director of the Friday Night Lights movie and television series, is not pleased that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has co-opted a phrase from the show for his campaign appearances.
In a letter to the Romney campaign sent Friday and obtained exclusively by The Hollywood Reporter, Berg calls the use of “Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can’t Lose” an act of stealing. “Your politics and campaign are clearly not aligned with the themes we portrayed in our series,” Berg writes in the letter. “The only relevant comparison that I see between your campaign and Friday Night Lights is in the character of Buddy Garrity — who turned his back on American car manufacturers selling imported cars from Japan.”
Mitt Romney has accrued a rather impressive list of artists and musicians who have been forced to ask his campaign not to use their material.