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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Interview With David Bossie Head of Citizen's United

David Bossie is a conservative fighter for truth. During the Clinton administration, he served as chief investigator for the United States House of Representatives Committee on Government Reform and Oversight. Where he led investigations such as the Whitewater land deal and the  foreign fundraising in the 1996 Clinton re-election campaign.

As president of Citizens United Productions, Bossie has produced 11 documentaries since 2004, including Ronald Reagan: Rendezvous With Destiny hosted by Newt and Callista Gingrich, Broken Promises: The United Nations at 60 with Ron Silver, and Perfect Valor, a documentary narrated by Senator Fred Thompson about the service and sacrifices of our troops in Iraq. But perhaps his most significant documentary was  Hillary the Movie, which led to the Supreme Court Decision earlier this year which invalidated part of McCain/Feingold:

John Hawkins of Right Wing News had an opportunity to talk to Bossie covering topics such as Vince Foster's suicide, Swift Boat Vets, conservative women, and of course, the progressives  least favorite Supreme Court Case

Here are some excerpts from the Interview:

On Clinton Vs. Obama

Back then, we thought that these were the worst of times. These were the worst types of people. And I'd trade Bill Clinton for Barack Obama any day of the week....

Do you think Bill Clinton's administration was more honest than Barack Obama's?


On Vince Foster's Death
But simple question, Vince Foster -- do you think he killed himself?

I do. ...I actually was on the crime scene the next day and evaluated the crime scene. ...Vince Foster I think, ended up being a very troubled man and ended up taking his own life. What the unethical folks at the White House did to cover it up didn't help matters any.

On the Citizens United Film Hillary the Movie, which was responsible for the huge Supreme Court Decision that knocked out part of McCain/Feingold:
Well, we wanted simply to be able to make movies, show them where we wanted, and advertise them. We felt that it was well within our First Amendment rights and that MSNBC and the New York Times and theWashington Post got to hide behind a veil of the Media Exemption. This means they could editorialize. They could endorse candidates. They could on their news pages and on their editorial pages continue to cover these candidates at a time when your average American couldn't.

So we felt it was wrong that the government's could tell us "no" and to potentially file charges against us, which is what the Federal Elections commission told us they would do if we went forward with Hillary the Movie. I was not willing to stand idly by and let them bully us -- and that is what the government does to people. Whether it's the IRS or the FEC or the SEC, or any number of the environmental agencies, or what have you. They want you to buckle under and if you don't do what we tell you, we're going to use the power of the government to stifle you. That was the threat that we were under.

This time they just happened to pick on guys that weren't afraid of them -- and usually that's not the case. We decided to take the fight to them. So we filed suit against them. It took us many years to get to the Supreme Court and then an entire year to get through the process at the Supreme Court. Then of course, we won a landmark First Amendment decision -- and it's a great victory for free speech. It's a great victory for everyone who wants to use it -- on the Left and the Right, I might add.
There is much more to this great interview. Click here to go to Right Wing News and  read the entire piece.

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