07/30/2008 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Anti-Obama Movie Campaign Starts

Citizens United is promoting a new film: "Hype: The Obama Effect."

The movie, coming out in September, is described in a press release as "a full-length, feature documentary that goes beyond the media adulation surrounding Barack Obama's meteoric and unexamined rise to the national spotlight. The film features dozens of interviews and untold stories from the earliest beginnings of his political career in Chicago, to his brief stint as a U.S. Senator, through today."


"Hype" will be released in theaters in select markets across the country and offered for sale on DVD.

During the primary, Citizens United came out with "Hillary: The Movie" and fought to have its ads not count as political under the McCain-Feingold Act.

The Politico reports that the Obama film was rushed into production after events turned against Citizens United:

"We spent 18 months and millions of dollars making 'Hillary The Movie,'" laments David Bossie, head of Citizens United and a longtime Clinton tormentor. "We're incredibly proud, but the problem is the film has no relevance anymore."