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The Hope and the Change to Start Airing on Cable Stations Through Election Day

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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 Hope and the Change” directed by Stephen Bannon, who made the Sarah Palin movie “The Undefeated,” was first unveiled last month and it aired during the Republican National Convention in Tampa.

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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.

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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:

 

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» 10 Comments

  1. muddjuice (Absolutist)

    September 17th, 2012

    Good. Fight fire with laser beams of justice…..

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  2. chiefillinicake

    September 17th, 2012

    As I said to all of the Hopium smokers in my acquaintance back in 2008, “Hope in one hand and shit in the other and see which one fills up first”.

    Unfortunately, being right about Obama isn’t much of a consolation.

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  3. Czar of Defenestration

    September 17th, 2012

    I’ve seen the trailer for it, and understand it will run on six broadcast stations and six cable stations beginning Tuesday (http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2012/09/17/The-Hope-and-The-Change-Movie-To-Air-On-Broadcast-And-Cable-Television).

    I *trust* it will be available online…?

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  4. Xavier

    September 17th, 2012

    O/T YouTube pulled Innocence Of Muslims!

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  5. Xavier

    September 17th, 2012

    O/T A duplicate copy of innocence of Muslims on YT under a different title is still available:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iC6yGzpSvjU

    Sorry for the interruption – Barry must have leaned on Google!

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  6. Xavier

    September 17th, 2012

    WTF? It’s back up! There was a message “This video has been pulled due to violation of Terms Of Service”

    Dang am I hallucinating again?

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  7. Xavier

    September 17th, 2012

    Apparently someone was replacing the IOM video with a new version that has an embedded link to “J. Christopher Stevens Death Video” and a banner that says “Thumbs up for Free Speech and Human Rights”.

    Very odd.

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  8. Mountain Dog

    September 17th, 2012

    “electioneering”

    Isn’t that what 0bama is all about? I mean four years of that shit, he never stops. Why the hell don’t they block him?

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  9. Mountain Dog

    September 17th, 2012

    @Xavier

    I’m having one of those days too. Wonder if it’s Big Sis messing with us.

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  10. Anonymous

    September 17th, 2012

    Got the DVR set!

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