The Huffington Post is reporting that the New York Times is reporting that the Huffington Post's own 23/6 website is responsible for the McCain girls' videos "It's Raining McCain" and "Here Comes McCain Again."
That video recorded more than 1.6 million views and earned mentions on CNN and on ABC's "Good Morning America," with people alternately mocking it and wondering who was responsible. The singers seemed intentionally bad, which led many bloggers and YouTube commenters to assume that it was meant to insult Mr. McCain. The liberal blog Eschaton put it this way: "I believe the YouTube era begins the age when it is impossible to tell parody/irony/performance art from completely sincere product."
Drum roll, please: The creators of the McCain Girls turn out to be the comedy team behind 23/6, a five-month-old Web site owned by an affiliate of IAC/InterActiveCorp that parodies the news.
According to 23/6, the amazingly awfully fantastic girl group was created by Jon Benjamin and Patrick Borelli.
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