John McCain’s MySpace Hacked: Supports Gay Marriage


The folks behind John McCain’s MySpace website had their hand virtually slapped for using an image file lifted from someone else’s server this morning when the guy they were lifting it from (Mike Davidson, the CEO of NewsVine) decided to teach them a lesson by replacing the image with an alternative one.

NewsVine designed the free MySpace template that McCain’s campaign was using. NewsVine allows anyone to use the template, as long as they use their own image files and give NewsVine credit. McCain’s campaign didn’t do either.

The new image read, “Today I announce that I have reversed my position and come out in full support of gay marriage…particularly marriage between passionate females.”

In October, McCain told Chris Matthews on Hardball: “I think gay marriage should be allowed if there’s a ceremony kind of thing if you want to call it that. I don’t have any problem with that…I think private ceremonies are fine. I do not think gay marriage should be legal.”

McCain also supports “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and is not sure if condoms stop the spread of HIV.

John McCain’s MySpace Page Hacked [tech crunch]
Hacking John McCain [newsvine]


  1. says

    That’s too rich. Hilarious, even. However, it’s not hacking – hacking would imply someone did something wrong and maybe even illegal to McCain. It doesn’t appear to me as if that’s the case here. In fact, McCain couldn’t even bother complying with someone’s basic copyright requests: acknowledge his work.

  2. Chapeau says

    I see Ryan beat me to the punch … Andy your headline is misleading on this one. What’s described here is definitely *not* a hack.

    Let me add my 2 cents and thoughts about McCain: The McCain of the 2000 campaign was someone that I believed exhibited real integrity and even some common sense.

    However, his groveling, with kneepads on, before the Xtian neo-cons coupled with his *so-called* lack of knowledge about AIDs and when he deferred to a lackey to clarify what his position was with regard to condoms — it sealed the deal for me … he is a first rate buffoon.

  3. Wayne says

    McCain is the Bob Dole of 2008…no chance of winning but he continues to dig a deeper and deeper hole. Someone give him a Viagra and a Pepsi commercial and then stick a fork in him!

  4. rjp3 says

    Sad bastard should have left the scene 5 years ago – now his just made a fool of himself as a lackey for the Christianists.

    Glad to see they had some fun with him.

  5. gex says

    Just to add what others have said, this guy did not “hack”. The fact is that McCain’s people used his work, violated the terms by which he was willing to share his work, which makes what they did STEALING. He should sue like the RIAA does for copyright infringment.

    But further, they weren’t even good at stealing. If you steal money from a gas station, wouldn’t you remove the money from the premises? Yes you would. But they stole his work, leaving the images on his server. They stole his bandwidth, and made it possible for him to simply change HIS images on HIS server in order to change their site. What dumbasses!

    Haven’t we had enough idiot presidents for a while?