August 29, 2008

Coming Attractions: Citizens United strikes back (twice)

Welcome to Friday, everyone.

Your Projectionist deliberately avoided National Public Radio as much as possible during the course of our nation's Democratic National Convention (choosing instead the street–level It's the End of the World as We Know It and I Feel Fine streaming from SubMedia — nothing like a shot of double–expresso anarchism in the morning). He knew full well that Barrack Obama would accept his party's nomination just as sure as John McCain (and whoever his running mate will be) will claim his at next week's Republican National Convention in Minnesota.

In the meantime, the conservative agitators known collectively as Citizens United are ramping up their anti–Obama attack: a new video feature entitled simply HYPE: The Obama Effect. At issue for them: the man's celebrity versus whatever "skeletons in the closet" Citizens United's David N. Bossie and company can dig up.

One "trailer" (no contractual credits, though) and one TV teaser thus far:

Both videos ©2008 Citizens United.

And that's not all, folks. Also on the horizon is Blocking 'The Path to 9/11' (The Anatomy of a Smear) — as in the Walt Disney Company's refusal to release on home video their Cyrus Nowrasteh–authored take on the events that led up to the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, D.C., on 11 September 2001 (fingering former President Bill Clinton's administration in the process). It's not new — a previous Citizens United feature, Hillary: The Movie, made reference to the miniseries.

We have a promo video for this one, too:

©2008 Citizens United.

Both discs street on Monday. While you can order them directly from Citizens United (that is, if you really want them), you'll end up paying a little extra for their cause. Try tracking them down via instead.

Just don't inhale too deeply. There are no opinion disclaimers on their discs.

As for your Projectionist, he favors Green Party candidate Cynthia McKinney (the Congresswoman whose fight for the black American vote was the subject of the documentary American Blackout).

[UPDATE 12h25: Both National Public Radio and FOX report that Republican candidate John McCain chose Alaska's current governor, Sarah Palin, as his running mate. On the one hand, she's the first woman getting the chance to run for Vice–President. On the other hand, she opposes abortion. Oops. Good luck, guys.]

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