Romney-Shilling Tabloid “MittZine” Rehashes Angelina’s Rift With Brad’s Mom

If your Sunday newspaper featured a glossy insert with profiles, human-interest stories and celebrity gossip, it wasn’t Parade, it was MittZine, a political ad disguised as a general-interest magazine.

This weekend, readers of newspapers in key swing states got a copy of the  12-page magazine, which was created by a pro-Romney super PAC and included tabloid-style healdines like “How Brad and Angie are Helping Mitt Win!”

Huh? Are Brangelina switching horses this late in the race?

No, not quite: The piece rehashes old news about Brad Pitt’s mom writing a letter to her local newspaper bashing President Obama’s support of marriage equality—and Jolie’s dad, Midnight Cowboy actor Jon Voight coming to Mother Pitt’s defense.

“Gossip mags say Angie complained to Brad about his mother’s outspoken conservatism,” reports MittZine, 4.5 million copies of which were printed. “[Mr.] Voight has defended Mrs. Pitt’s right to speak her mind, and attacked the media for unduly criticizing a ‘very honorable and intelligent’ Mitt Romney.”

So an endorsement from her estranged has-been father equals Jolie “helping” the Romney campaign? That must be the same logic that claims you can balance the budget without raising taxes.

The publication also “dishes” on how the White House dissed Oprah when she asked to help with Michelle Obama’s healthy-kids initiative. “When Oprah offered a TV program to aid Michele’s [sic] fight against childhood obesity, Oprah received a curt reply: ‘This wouldn’t fit into the First Lady’s plans.”

There are also stories praising VP Paul Ryan and one about Romney helping passengers in a sinking yacht years ago. (What, does he plan to dismantle the Coast Guard too?)

MittZine was produced by Ending Spending Action Fund, a pro-Romney super PAC run by Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts. Funny name for a PAC, considering Ricketts spent $12 million on the fund—including more than $1 million on MittZine alone.

Doesn’t he know paper is dead?

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  • 2eo

    Good thing many people don’t turn out like their parents. I bet those Romney mutants wish it were true for them.

  • JOHN 1957

    NAY! NAY! NAY! There’s a reason they’re called gossip magazines (newspapers). Unless I hear it straight from the hoarses’ mouth it goes straight to spam. Interesting; The piece rehashes old news about Brad Pitt’s mom writing a letter to her local newspaper bashing President Obama’s support of marriage equality. But wait! isn’t Brad for Human Rights and is presently helping by donating money and asking people to match his pledge? Why don’t these papers try a different approach and cover the good some people are doing for humanity as a whole.

    Brad Pitt for Human Rights; If you make a contribution to these ballot measure campaigns in the next 24 hours, I’ll double it – every dollar of the way, up to $100,000.” Thank You! Mr. Pitt!

    As far as Jolie’s old papi goes (Was been), it’s time for him to ride off into the sunset with his bottle of booze and take Clint Eastwood along with him riding sidesaddle. You had your day now it’s time to bow out gracefully and stop making fools of yourselves. Learn from Marlene Dietrich, An alcoholic and dependent on painkillers, Dietrich withdrew to her apartment where she spent the final 11 years of her life hidden from most of the world. Good Motto; Remember me as I was.

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