In case you had any lingering doubt that Fox News “Democrat” Pat Caddell is anything but a fraud designed to provide Fox with another anti-Democratic voice under cover of “balance,” then his proud association with Citizens United’s new anti-Obama movie ought to completely eradicate it. The movie will premiere at the Republican convention next week. And yes, it was produced by that Citizens United. Sean Hannity was so eager to promote it that he announced, “This is the most powerful documentary I’ve ever seen in my life. There’s no way that anybody watches this film could vote for Barack Obama. It’s impossible!”
Hannity spent all of last night's show promoting the movie. He played clips and hosted some of the interviewees along with its principals David Bossie and Steve Bannon. Producer Bossie is not just president of Citizens United, but he seems to have spent the Clinton years in dogged pursuit of any dirt he could dig up and throw at them. Steve Bannon, writer and director, is now executive chairman of Breitbart.com – that fine organization that gave us the recycled “Obama race video” exposing whom Obama briefly hugged in 1990.
Hannity’s gushing about the film just happened to get his name into Breitbart’s homepage headlines.
Along with Bossie and Bannon was Caddell who “consulted on the making of the film.” Apparently, Caddell’s role was to find former Obama supporters willing to talk on camera about how much they dislike him now. But Caddell kind of slipped when he discussed whom he dug up. First, he said none of them were conservatives and then he said they were conservative Democrats, until he sort of caught himself and said they were “moderate” Democrats:
What’s important is that all of the people who appear in this film – who are, again, Democrats and independents – no Republicans and no conservatives, no Tea Party people – these are people who were in the middle or, you know, conservative Democrats or moderate Democrats, but they believed… they invested a great deal of hope… Really shocking is hearing their own words (of disappointment with President Obama).
Caddell continued, “My job in this… What I helped them do is, ‘You wanna do this straight? You gotta go out and talk to people in their language… and let them express it because it will shock you… because they’re not heard in America.’”
So what kind of “straight” talk “in their language” did Caddell help the filmmakers with? Bossie explained at least part of it: “They really didn’t understand Barack Obama’s background. They didn’t understand… about the terrorist connections and all of his background.”
It seems “terrorist connections” was part of Caddell’s language – because he made no objection to Bossie making such a statement.
By the way, everybody, Steve has a blog I recommend, called No More Mister Nice Blog. It’s on our blogroll.