An anti-Obama movie has been mailed to a million and a half voters across the country; 1.2 million to Ohioan voters, more than fifty thousand sent to voters in Nevada, and another hundred thousand to voters in New Hampshire.
BuzzFeed Politics had the story first, and they report:
A reader in Ohio emailed this photo [seen below] of his free copy of the film Dreams From My Real Father, which claims that the Chicago activist Frank Marshall Davis is actually President Obama’s father. He received it in the mail this week.
The film’s director and producer, Joel Gilbert, said that the film was sent out to more one million voters in Ohio; 200,000 after a mid-summer conference, and a million after that. He said that 50,000 copies had been sent to voters in Nevada and 100,000 to voters in New Hampshire.
“We’re sending out bulk mailings to many states,” Gilbert said. “Probably Illinois, New York, Florida, Arizona, Louisiana, we’ll hit every state if we can to stimulate and force the national media to cover the story.”
Gilbert declined to say how much his company, Highway 61 Entertainment, is spending to distribute the film for free, but said that the film was making a profit through online orders. He also wouldn’t say how the company is funded and how they come up with the money to distribute so many free disks.
There is absolutely no evidence to substantiate this nonsense claim, which is an obvious attempt to tie Obama to a Communist individual as his father (the alleged father, Davis, plays a very small role in the book Dreams From My Father). Not only that, but Obama’s book about his father was written years before he even knew he was going to run for president, when his parentage would not have mattered and he had no reason to lie.
The owner of the company describes his finances and ability to spread so many copies for free in the following way, “We’re a private media company, a journalistic company that’s privately held and we don’t disclose the nature or makeup of our finances.”
“Journalistic” is a far stretch considering the lack of evidence.
BuzzFeed also interestingly reports that,
Gilbert said that he had offered USA Today $90,000 for a full page ad and was told no (he also claimed that he had tried to place full-page ads in the New York Times and Washington Post). He did manage to get a full-page ad in the New York Post.
Why did the Murdoch-owned New York Post take the ad no other legitimate news agency would touch?