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Hype: Order Yours Today for $35.95

According to the Associated Press, Ohio’s three largest newspapers, the Columbus Dispatch, the Cincinnati Enquirer, and the Cleveland Plain Dealer—as well as the Palm Beach Post in Florida, and Nevada’s Las Vegas Review-Journal—are being delivered with a free DVD insert. Remember the days when AOL CDs were in everything from your paper to your mailbox to your breakfast cereal?

Hype: The Obama Effect” is a 95-minute piece of propaganda produced by Citizens United, a Washington-based advocacy group. Their Web site claims they are “Dedicated to restoring our government to citizen control,” and they appear to be prolific documentary filmmakers. Some titles include “We Have the Power,” hosted by Newt and Callista Gingrich; “Blocking: The Path to 9/11” (which won an award at the San Fernando Valley Film Festival); and “Hillary: The Movie,” which was the subject of a Supreme Court decision earlier this year when Citizens United wanted to promote the film without disclosing that it was a hatchet job funded by enemies of the Senator. They lost, meaning that if they wanted to promote the movie they would have to indicate their sponsorship of it and list their political donors. The judges disagreed with Citizens United lawyers who likened the film to the PBS series “Nova,” or “60 Minutes.” It wound up playing at nine theaters.

But there’s good news for all you whackos who see this as a violation of your rights as an American to view paranoid rants by right-wing pundits. For only $35.95, you can rush-order a copy of “Hype: The Obama Effect” for your own viewing pleasure. Consider it the price you must pay to Citizens United, who only offer the trailer for free—unless you happen to live in hotly contested areas of Ohio, Florida, or Nevada—where you can get a copy of the entire movie at no additional cost, with your daily paper. Your contribution will help offset the $1 million the group is spending to give away 1.25 million copies of the DVD in those targeted areas.

But even if you act now, there’s no way you’ll receive your copy before Obama airs a half-hour message on NBC, CBS, and Fox tonight at 8pm. Fox asked for, and was granted permission from Major League Baseball to delay game six of the World Series tonight by eighteen minutes so they could sell the time to Obama.

That’s the kind of clout a candidate has when he shatters all previous records for private campaign contributions.


  • Is this the same whack-job group that made those t-shirts against Hillary Clinton that said “Citizens United Not Timid”? Because they shouldn’t exist, like at all.

  • Citizens United is not affiliated with Citizens United Not Timid.

  • Twixt

    Here is a 1 minute piece of propaganda produced by James Drenning in the Buffalo Rocket this month: (I think it’s true!):

    Hillary was finishing up a day as Senator for New York when the Devil suddenly appeared in her office and made her an offer…

    “I am here to offer you a deal,” Lucifer said. “I will give you unlimited wealth, even more power, and a media that will pander to your every whim. In return, all I ask for is your soul, the souls of every member of your family, and the souls of all your constituents.”

    Hillary pondered for a moment and then asked, “Unlimited wealth and power?”
    “Absolutely unlimited,” Mephistopheles, lord of the underworld asserted. “A pandering media?” she asked. “They’ll fall over themselves to support you, no matter what you say or do,” Old Scratch assured. “And you want my soul, my family’s souls, and the souls of my constituents?” she asked.” Yes. All of them,” El Diablo answered.

    Hillary was deep in thought for a moment, then finally spoke: “So…what’s the catch?”

  • Pomeroy

    Twixt, that wasn’t Drenning who wrote that; it was John Duke.
    Here is what he wrote about Drenning in that article:

    While at Democratic Party Head Quarters that [Primary] night, Republican James Drenning pointed out that on July 8, 1947, witnesses claimed an unidentified flying object with five aliens aboard crashed on a sheep ranch just outside of Roswell, New Mexico. This is a well known incident that many say has long been covered up by the US Air Force and the federal government.

    However, according to James; what you may not know is that in the month of March 1948, exactly nine months after that historic day, Al Gore, Hillary Rodham Clinton, John Kerry, Bill Clinton, Howard Dean, Nancy Pelosi, Dianne Feinstein, Charles Schumer and Barbara Boxer were born.

    That piece of information has now cleared up a lot of things about the government’s reason for secrecy and about James.