Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Change...Coming To A Theater Near You

More Obamamania here. According to The Hollywood Report, MSNBC (and they say there's no liberal media) has brokered a deal for Obamunists, if they can get out of their parents' basements for the day, to see The Big Zero's inauguration on the big screen.

Obama inauguration to air in theaters
MSNBC pact puts coverage in 27 U.S. locations

By Paul J. Gough

Jan 12, 2009, 07:15 PM ET

President-elect Barack Obama is on his way to the big screen, thanks to a deal between MSNBC and Screenvision that will put the news channel's inaugural coverage in 27 theaters around the country.

Free tickets are being handed out via to see the inauguration and parade from 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. ET at the 27 theaters run by 11 exhibitor partners in 21 markets. Midday Tuesday isn't necessarily a big movie time, so it helps to fill the theater -- and boost popcorn and soda sales -- at a time when it's not usually busy.

That means that Keith Olbermann, Rachel Maddow, Chris Matthews and other MSNBC and NBC personalities will play the big movie screen in addition to the usual MSNBC cable and satellite stream. MSNBC won't be in high-definition until the second quarter, but both the channel and Screenvision say the quality will still be high.

"It'll look great," MSNBC president Phil Griffin said. "We're thrilled about it."

Would they have done the same for Juan McLame had he got elected? I think not. Like Ann Coulter said brilliantly in her new book (and if you haven't got it yet, do so), "the media wants to screw Obama, only in the sense they want to have sex with him."

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