What is that sound? Oh, that’s the sound of panic. The Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision opened the spigot for unlimited spending on candidates by Super PACs and while Obama’s campaign is taking in substantial donations it can’t compare to dump-trucks of cash the Romney campaign commands. So many billions of dollars are at stake here, not just the money being funneled with a fire hose into swing states as we speak, but hundreds of billions in lost revenue for the next 4 years if Romney takes over to extend the tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans. The power elite wants a candidate they can control and Romney is their guy — an etch-a-sketch cipher who stands for nothing. The less he stands for, the less he knows, the higher his poll numbers climb. America eats stupid for breakfast, we’ve known this for a long time, but this kind of thing seems like it crosses the line.
Now, a major cable provider is allowing viewers to watch the Obama hate movie, arguably one of the stupidest things ever put on film. A 90-minute campaign ad called a documentary and then pawned off on the American people as a legitimate film, for free. Let’s see how many people we can brainwash with out-and-out lies?
A major cable provider is offering a notorious anti-Obama movie to all its subscribers for free. The company, Armstrong Cable, operates in six states including Pennsylvania and the critical swing state of Ohio. The move comes just days after the Armstrong’s Chairman of the Board donated tens of thousands of dollars to the Romney campaign and the Republican National Committee.
The film, “2016: Obama’s America,” has been widely panned by critics and debunked by fact checkers. Written and narrated by conservative author Dinesh D’Souza, it claims Obama’s “worldview… was largely shaped by the anti-colonalist, anti-white and anti-Christian politics of Obama’s supposedly radical Kenyan father,” who was largely absent from his life. The point of the movie, according to a review in the Washington Post, is to convince viewers “that Obama hates America.” It ‘s been roundly rebuked as “fear-mongering of the worst kind.”
Armstrong recently started offering the movie for free, on demand, to all of its subscribers.
Our country is being hijacked by right-wing extremists who have convinced many Americans to fear the black man because the black man will cause you harm. It’s really as simple as that, folks. And it’s working. Too many people watch Fox News and they want to believe what Fox News tells them. Now millions of viewers who know to avoid Fox News will have garbage pumped into their homes through channels they normally trust.
An Armstrong executive confirmed to the Pittsburgh City Paper that “this is the first time the cable provider has offered such a deal for a recently released feature film.” Armstrong claims it will offer a free recently released film each month to encourage use of its premium on-demand offerings. But the company acknowledges no other recent releases are currently available without charge.
On September 21, just days before the promotion began, Armstrong Chairman Of The Board Jay Sedwick gave the maximum $5,000 to Mitt Romney’s campaign and an additional $25,000 to the Republican National Committee.
Armstrong cable is available in over 50 cities and towns in 10 Ohio counties. Analysts believe the outcome in Ohio may determine the outcome of the election. Most current polls in the state are within the margin of error.
D’Souza’s fake-umentary inaccurately portrays Obama as a socialist hellbent on destroying America. Funny, last time I saw their candidate, Mitt Romney, facing off the president, he agreed with everything the president said with regard to foreign policy. So, that would mean Mitt is a socialist too? Get out.
These are dark and dangerous times, my friends. Anyone who isn’t taking it seriously needs to sit up and take notice. Take a good long look at that sign. Those proportions are correct. Lies are taken as truths, smears are ignored and blatant propaganda like this, bought and paid for by conservative activists, can pass itself off as a “documentary.” Where have all of the smart journalists and reporters gone?