Talking Points Memo has a story about Citizens United, a conservative group headed by right-wing political hitman David Bossie, who are using the Clarion Fund (Of "Obsession" fame) to distribute DVDs in key swing states called "Hype: The Obama Effect" to sway undecided voters away from voting for Barack Obama. Widely promoted on Fox News, this film is the kind of propaganda you would expect to see from a group that supports "complete U.S. withdrawal from the United Nations, defeat of the treaty to establish a permanent U.N.-controlled International Criminal Court, and rejection of one-world government."
Bossie, you may remember was fired as an investigator for the House Government Reform and Oversight Committee after overseeing the release of recordings of Hillary Rodham Clinton's phone conversations with Whitewater figure Webster L. Hubbell. The tapes were edited to create the impression that Clinton was involved in billing irregularities at the Arkansas law firm where she and Hubbell worked. Given this checkered past, it is hard to believe that anything that would come from him or a group he is associated would be a fair accounting.
Bossie said his group would release its damning film about Hillary Clinton, who was considering her run for 2008, "At the right time." After viewing the trailer for "Hype", I'm convinced that this is "the right time" for a last minute attempt at character assassination by a group that would take the hatchet out on any candidate that meet their extreme conservative values.
Hype is hype. Don't believe it. Especially from a guy who funds nothing but conservative PACS and candidates.
BOSSIE, DAVID BURTONSVILLE,MD 20866 CITIZENS UNITED 4/15/04 $400 Burr, Richard (R)
BOSSIE, DAVID MR ASHTON,MD 20861 CITIZENS UNITED/PRESIDENT 6/14/07 $2,300 Thompson, Fred (R)
BOSSIE, DAVID N MR ASHTON,MD 20861 CITIZENS UNITED/EXECUTIVE 4/29/05 $1,725 National Conservative Campaign Fund
BOSSIE, DAVID N MR ASHTON,MD 20861 CITIZENS UNITED/EXECUTIVE 4/29/05 $1,000 National Conservative Campaign Fund