Citizens United has struck a deal with a dozen television stations to run its hour-long film featuring voters disaffected with President Barack Obama, sending the Republican critique of the incumbent into tens of millions of homes in the lead-up to Election Day, the group’s officials told POLITICO.
The movie’s wide release — backed by a large advertising campaign behind it — was part of the goal of the Citizens United court case that was decided in 2010 by the U.S. Supreme Court and helped to dramatically alter the landscape for political donations by allowing the unfettered flow of corporate cash into campaigns.
“This (the court case) is why I did ‘Citizens United,’” David Bossie, the group’s president said. “This would have been a criminal act under McCain-Feingold before my court case.”
Bossie makes filmmaker Michael Moore his template — he had attempted to follow in the footsteps of the commercial and political efforts of Farenheit 9/11, with a movie about Hillary Clinton during the 2008 cycle. But the Clinton film was blocked after it was ruled a form of electioneering. The Citizens United case was about Bossie’s efforts to get similar movies into the bloodstream.
HOW DARE RIGHT-WINGERS make movies like left-wingers have been doing for decades!! This is the end of democracy as we know it (cue the drying bitch-man from Wisconsin.)
Meanwhile, on planet hypocrisy, this is going on: