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Sarah Palin Movie Debuts to Empty Theater in Orange County (Barf alert)
The Atlantic ^ | Friday, July 15, 2011 | Conor Friedersdorf

Posted on 07/15/2011 10:04:49 AM PDT by kristinn

When the clock struck 12:01 am today, AMC theaters in select cities were permitted to start showing "The Undefeated," a feature length documentary about Sarah Palin. As it happens, I'm visiting my parents in Orange County, Calif., home to one of just 10 theaters where the film is being rolled out. Watching it didn't interest me so much as going to interview folks who decided to attend. I figured I'd meet some nice people, perhaps run into someone who knows my grandparents, press five or six Palin fans on why they like her, and convey their worldview. It's my experience that the grassroots doesn't fit the caricature of its champions or its detractors.

SNIP

As I approached, however, I realized that most people present were dressed in costume. The crowd was either showing ironic solidarity with Christine O'Donnell, the tea party candidate who is not a witch, or else everyone was there to see the Harry Potter movie playing on a majority of the theater's 30 screens. Without any way of telling Palin moviegoers from Potter fans dressed up like muggles, I'd have to pay, go to the assigned theater, and look for interviewees.

I hurried through the teenage hordes, bypassed a concession stand that sold 1,020 calories of soda for $5.25, and entered theater number 30, hoping I'd have ample time before the previews to talk to some people. But inside, the theater was empty. I sat there alone for 20 minutes, at which point an usher stuck his head in the door, gave me a quizzical smile, and said, "How come you're not watching Harry Potter?" Then he left me by myself again, and without any good answer.

(Excerpt) Read more at theatlantic.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: amc; orangecounty; palin; sarahpalin; theundecided; theundefeated
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The writer got what he wanted. The theater owner goofed by running the Palin movie at midnight when everyone was focused on the Potter flick and the Palin fans were going to see The Undefeated in normal hours.

The anti-Palin crowd is passing this article around like bums passing around a forty on a hot summer day.

1 posted on 07/15/2011 10:04:54 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Let them have their meaningless wet dream.

The REAL theater, known as the voting booth, won’t be empty come November 2012


2 posted on 07/15/2011 10:07:11 AM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: kristinn

12.01am!!!! when everyone is asleep


3 posted on 07/15/2011 10:09:08 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: 4rcane

this has to be satire


4 posted on 07/15/2011 10:09:50 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: EyeGuy

If, big if, Sarah tosses her hat into the ring, she will immediately lead in all polls. That giant whooshing sound will be the air being let out of all other candidate’s campaigns.


5 posted on 07/15/2011 10:10:10 AM PDT by Graybeard58
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To: kristinn

They showed the Palin movie at midnight?

LOL

Must be a libtard theatre owner. I can’t wait to go see it.

P.S. did you know that if you walk out of a movie and demand your money back they will give it to you?

I do that every time I get insulted in a movie where they say republicans are evil or something


6 posted on 07/15/2011 10:11:07 AM PDT by Mr. K (CAPSLOCK! -Unleash the fury! [Palin/Bachman 2012- unbeatable ticket])
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To: kristinn

Palin supporters have jobs. They are not teenagers going to movie showings at midnight on a Thursday.


7 posted on 07/15/2011 10:11:44 AM PDT by Smokeyblue
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To: kristinn

A. Most Palin supporters are in bed at midnight

B. It was the same night as the final Harry Potter opened.


8 posted on 07/15/2011 10:13:33 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: 4rcane

“12.01am!!!! when everyone is asleep”

Normal, working, taxpaying people are sleeping at this hour. They have jobs to go to in the morning. No mystery here.

Not at all.


9 posted on 07/15/2011 10:13:42 AM PDT by Tigerized
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To: kristinn

California? Nuff said.


10 posted on 07/15/2011 10:13:58 AM PDT by magritte ("There are moments, Jeeves, when one asks oneself "Do trousers matter?")
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To: kristinn

So, do you think it was because the Average Californian can’t afford to go to a THeater anymore ? That Popcorn and Coke, plus taxes, if you spend the same on gas, will just about buy you enough gas to get to work and back.

It’s tough out there in Californicate land.


11 posted on 07/15/2011 10:16:22 AM PDT by 4Speed
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To: kristinn

Here’s what is happening at the same theatre in a few hours....let’s see if atlantic covers this?....lol

PalinUndefeated The Undefeated Movie
RT @CA4Palin: Tail-gate W/O4P #California Tonight 6pm in #OrangeCounty: http://t.co/eSPTc5D Bring your tix 2 “The #Undefeated” parking lot
1 hour ago


12 posted on 07/15/2011 10:17:27 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: kristinn

Good grief, I wonder how many people even knew the film was playing on Thursday at midnight?

I’ve only heard that the movie was being released on Friday (today).


13 posted on 07/15/2011 10:18:09 AM PDT by Smokeyblue
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To: kristinn

The author is an idiot. I am pretty sure this afternoon’s and evening’s showings are sold out. Not one person ive talked to or on here even knew palin’s film was opening at midnight on “Thurs.”. Ridiculous phony way to dis Palin. Go to tonight’s show if you want to see palin fans.

Believe me, Harry potter would beat out a political film of any camdidate’s history, including a very short 5-minute film about what we know of obama’s past.


14 posted on 07/15/2011 10:18:42 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: kristinn

It’s hard to tell from his writing, but this writer could have mentioned when after the 12:01 am he saw the movie - sorry if I missed it somewhere. Might he take into account that Palin supporters tend to be likely to work the next morning? And that they are likely to have the patience to see the documentary at a more reasonable time?


15 posted on 07/15/2011 10:19:15 AM PDT by OldNewYork
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To: winoneforthegipper
RT @CA4Palin: Tail-gate W/O4P #California Tonight 6pm in #OrangeCounty: http://t.co/eSPTc5D Bring your tix 2 “The #Undefeated” parking lot

I'll be there.
16 posted on 07/15/2011 10:24:44 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: kristinn

The Atlantic’s stock and trade is in the business of manufacturing false premise to any/every story on conservatives. No one who actually matters cares what the Atlantic’s take is on any conservative venue. Like our voters.


17 posted on 07/15/2011 10:25:41 AM PDT by RitaOK (We hang together or will hang separately. 2012, or bust)
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To: kristinn

***The theater owner goofed by running the Palin movie at midnight...***

Most of Palin’s supporters probably HAVE JOBS and sleep at night after a hard day on the job earning a living and paying taxes so Obama supporters can go to midnight movies.


18 posted on 07/15/2011 10:25:53 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Click my name. See my home page, if you dare! NEW PHOTOS!)
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To: SoConPubbie

Cool....ping me if u write up a report?


19 posted on 07/15/2011 10:28:04 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: kristinn

It’s probably not in Spanish. To reach Californians they need to sub title the documentary.


20 posted on 07/15/2011 10:33:36 AM PDT by Paperdoll (NO MORE BUSHS!)
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To: kristinn

Also, they’re showing the movie at The Block. Most people around there know it’s not exactly the safest area at night, let alone midnight.


21 posted on 07/15/2011 10:41:42 AM PDT by LeeLou
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To: kristinn

No one has been watching this closer than me, and I had no idea that The Undefeated would be screened at midnight. (No, I wouldn’t have gone even if I had known.) The funniest aspect of this is that the reporter is/was so clueless that he thought it would be meaningful to do interviews at 3am. What a maroon.


22 posted on 07/15/2011 10:42:23 AM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can go to hell.)
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To: kristinn

AM or PM, we were working...and, likely the theatre didn’t tell anyone they were carrying it as they were too embarassed to their lefty friends to let them know they were carrying the movie. Just like abortion, it’s just another political tool to use for their convenience.


23 posted on 07/15/2011 10:45:02 AM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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To: kristinn

Meanwhile, the showing in Highlands Ranch, CO, where I am going tonight with my wife and a friend, is SOLD OUT!!! I bought my tickets the day they went on sale and drove 7 hours from Albuquerque to get here for the show tonight. So there!


24 posted on 07/15/2011 10:47:52 AM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: kristinn

Got my Ticket last night. If I end up by myself then I guess I will still enjoy the extra leg room. Somehow I doubt that will be the case!


25 posted on 07/15/2011 10:48:04 AM PDT by rwoodward ("god, guns and more ammo")
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26 posted on 07/15/2011 10:50:00 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: kristinn
Shortly before the end of the film, a young couple entered, walked to the back row, started making out, then interrupted their session and left (spoiler alert) as Andrew Breitbart, who made one of several guest appearances, started talking about eunuchs.

Well that is a bit off the track of what The Undefeated supposedly contains. Not having seen it because we actually have sober theater operators here in Dallas and Today is a work day for me I will not know until later what Andrew Breitbart, who made one of several guest appearances, started talking about eunuchs is, actually.

And of course, I checked the author of the bit, No surprises at all.

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Teen sex, medical marijuana, Tea Party Should Compromise, Teach the GOP a Thing or Two About Tolerance, Bachmann Has Accomplished Very Little.

No agenda there huh?

27 posted on 07/15/2011 10:51:27 AM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: kristinn

I was at the Block of Orange buying tickets for tonight. I don’t think most people were aware that you could see it at 12:01 this morning. Even still, I think most Palin supporters work for a living and have to work on friday.


28 posted on 07/15/2011 10:56:20 AM PDT by rwoodward ("god, guns and more ammo")
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To: 4rcane
this has to be satire

I know I should not prejudge but I am always skeptical of writers with names like Conor Friedersdorf.

29 posted on 07/15/2011 11:13:13 AM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (I retain the right to be inconsistent, contradictory and even flat-out wrong!)
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To: kristinn
This may not be "satire" but the purpose is the same.. to damage former governor of Alaska Palin.

A couple of examples.

"Why the strange silence, Mr. President?" Palin

Recently a Salon employee published some "satire" about Gov. Palin and other conservatives.

You may be aware that Esquire published some "satire" about the status of Dr. Jerome Corsi's latest book.

It is no accident that the satire (read lies) appeared in publishing entities generally associated with reporting.

That way the "satire" can go viral. The rightwing will note the "satire" but the left will spread the lies as fact.

Some argue what's the big deal? It's satire! Are you too dumb to understand that? Are you trying to suppress free speech and our great tradtion of satire?

I said no. I am not trying to suppress anything.

The lie about former Gov. Palin included the the phony quote: "Why the strange silence, Mr. President?"

A google search for, "Why the strange silence, Mr. President?" Palin, got 175 hits three days ago.

Today google returned 1,350 hits.

That is why the left puts their "satire" in sources generally associated with news.

30 posted on 07/15/2011 11:13:15 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Smokeyblue
I’ve only heard that the movie was being released on Friday (today).

Actually 12:01 AM is today, Friday.

31 posted on 07/15/2011 11:20:25 AM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (I retain the right to be inconsistent, contradictory and even flat-out wrong!)
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To: kristinn

People with brains do not go to a NON-fiction FILM at midnight...sheesh....


32 posted on 07/15/2011 11:20:54 AM PDT by goodnesswins
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To: kristinn

How disgusting. Thanks for the alert, kristinn.


33 posted on 07/15/2011 11:21:22 AM PDT by nutmeg
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To: 4rcane

“12.01am!!!! when everyone is asleep”

In Orange County, California no less...


34 posted on 07/15/2011 11:21:54 AM PDT by bbernard
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To: kristinn

Don’t believe anything that comes out of this little liars mouth...

http://bigjournalism.com/files/2010/07/Friedersdorf_Conor.jpg

A poorly-trained NYU journalist, not long out of grad school and an incredibly weak writer, suddenly Friedersdorf is an expert on International law. But that’s not all. He’s also an expert on Honor Killings and all things Islamic. While attacking Mark Steyn, we get this from Friedersdorf. Yes, conservatives are the “media elite” in Conor’s dimly lit reading room and even more dim bulb of a mind. And if one doesn’t agree with him, he joins with the Left, feeding into the nonsense about alleged “epistemic closure,” because conservatives don’t embrace his progressive, Leftist view. Oh, wait, he’s The Atlantic’s latest false-flag conservative useful idiot. I plum forgot. Why don’t conservatives love Conor Friedersdorf?

According to Conor, Rush Limbaugh is a double-talking mendacious hack, a race-baiter, who obsessively trades on race. According to Conor, Rush is a “millionaire race agitator” he holds in contempt – for his dishonesty and hypocrisy. Why don’t conservatives love false-flag conservative Conor Friedersdorf on the Right?

Yeah, he’s way bigger than, say, Mark Levin, this year’s top-selling conservative author. To Friedersdorf, that guy Levin’s a liar who misleads you common folks. Conor says he is harmful, among any other number of sins. But Conor is a real bad-ass in one woefully misguided blogger’s view — because he’s not afwaid to wage an all out Twitter campaign against his latest compulsion, stalking Mark Levin.

Conor Friedersdorf is my minor internet hero. I found his recent twitter campaign to persuade fans of talk radio blowhard Mark Levin that Levin should not be trusted to be somehow badass. Is this not the ballsiest tweet ever?

@LizzieViolet @MarcieDreyer@debster7301 @prismsinc I am Conor Friedersdorf. And I can prove that Mr. Levin is deliberately misleading you.

http://tinyurl.com/6a9ohu9


35 posted on 07/15/2011 11:23:12 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: kristinn

At 12:01 am on a Friday morning, the people who would want to see this film are home in bed. They worked all day, and have to get up and do it again tomorrow.


36 posted on 07/15/2011 11:26:44 AM PDT by tacticalogic
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To: onyx; Al B.; Brices Crossroads; sarah fan UK; Lakeshark; 2ndDivisionVet

Head’s up!!! This was a midnight showing!


37 posted on 07/15/2011 11:30:59 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: kristinn; abigail2; al baby; BAW; bboop; BenLurkin; Bob J; Brad's Gramma; BunnySlippers; bunster; ..
I don't think many people were even aware of the early morning showing. Here are the start times listed for Friday through Sunday, July 15-17: 10:15am | 1:10pm | 4:05pm | 7:00pm | 9:55pm

My wife and I will be attending the 1:10pm showing today.

Previous thread:

Sarah Palin film "The Undefeated" showing in Southern California
Tuesday, July 12, 2011 2:49:20 PM · by EveningStar · 44 replies

38 posted on 07/15/2011 11:43:54 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: kristinn

If you read the fine print…

“The Atlantic” writer is reporting on his experience at a midnight screening … on a Thursday night.

No.

Really.

Read the story again and you’ll see that the emptiness of a midnight screening on a work night is not only worthy of 950+ words and a wildly misleading headline, but also all these subsequent MSM stories filled with similar headlines.

And you can bet there will be more stories to come.

This is how the corrupt MSM works.


39 posted on 07/15/2011 11:51:29 AM PDT by Freddd (NoPA ngineers.)
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To: Smokeyblue

“Palin supporters have jobs. They are not teenagers going to movie showings at midnight on a Thursday.”

Well some of them are. To pick up their kid at 2:12 am after they went to see some stupid movie about a wizard and that we’ll end up buying on DVD anyway and watching three times and then it ends up in the back of the TV stand to make room for the other movies that they go see in the theater and then buy on DVD as well just to irritate their dad I think who can’t stand most of the movies they watch but just once I’m going to buy a movie and make my kid’s watch it because they probably won’t ever get around to showing The Undefeated in my area. (I think I need another cup of coffee. Or a Valium.)


40 posted on 07/15/2011 12:00:37 PM PDT by 21twelve (Obama Recreating the New Deal: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts)
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To: winoneforthegipper
RT @CA4Palin: Tail-gate W/O4P #California Tonight 6pm in #OrangeCounty: http://t.co/eSPTc5D

Bring your tix 2 “The #Undefeated” parking lot 1 hour ago

And, stick around AFTER the movie...
...for our "after party" at the El Torito -- in that same shopping center...
...where you can celebrate with some of California's finest Palin supporters...
...and perhaps meet a few SURPRISE guests...

41 posted on 07/15/2011 1:22:38 PM PDT by RonDog
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To: rwoodward; SoConPubbie; EveningStar
And, stick around AFTER the 7 pm showing of the movie...
...for our "after party" at the El Torito -- at 9 pm, in that same shopping center...

42 posted on 07/15/2011 1:26:49 PM PDT by RonDog
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To: kristinn
Just got back home from the 10:55 (1st) showing in Houston. Theater was half filled, which is not too bad for the middle of a workday. Also, this theater is not readily accessible for most of the Houston metro area as it is on the far south side of town. Would have been nice to have been shown in a more centrally located theater.

Additionally, the theater was showing advertisements superimposed over the first few minutes of the film. Very distracting. Three of us went to management to get this corrected. Bet this does not happen in the Harry Potter opening.

However, it is great movie, and it definitely shows why Sarah is, by far, the best choice for America. I truly believe Sarah has been chosen to lead the USA back to its rightful place as the only truly exceptional nation on the planet.

If you have a chance, go see the movie - you will not regret it.

43 posted on 07/15/2011 1:48:20 PM PDT by Submariner
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To: kristinn

This is California, who’s surprised...


44 posted on 07/15/2011 3:40:13 PM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now, and in the future)
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To: kristinn

This is California, who’s surprised...


45 posted on 07/15/2011 3:40:48 PM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now, and in the future)
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To: RonDog; rwoodward; Yaelle; SoConPubbie; winoneforthegipper; kristinn

We just got back from the movie.

Considering that it was an early afternoon weekday showing when most people are working, the crowd was fairly good sized - maybe 1/3 full.

There will be more people at the later showings today and the Saturday and Sunday showings.

During the final act of the movie the audience applauded several times.

I’ll try to make it to the 9:00pm party if I don’t fall asleep - which I usually do by that time on Fridays. :)


46 posted on 07/15/2011 4:46:27 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: kristinn

If you are going to show this Movie in California, you MUST have the audio in SPAINISH. Hispanics are about the only ones left in California.


47 posted on 07/15/2011 4:48:32 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: EveningStar
My wife and I will be attending the 1:10pm showing today.

Now what's a person who allegedly has acute PDS doing buying not one but two tickets for The Undefeated?

48 posted on 07/15/2011 5:30:40 PM PDT by jla
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To: jla

ROTFL


49 posted on 07/15/2011 5:35:13 PM PDT by dforest
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To: kristinn
Media Brews Phony ‘Undefeated’ Narrative on Opening Day

There’s been a lot of news today about the phony narrative started by a Conor Friedersdorf at The Atlantic regarding the opening of The Undefeated in Orange County. John Nolte covered this sham over at Big Hollywood, he writes:

One writer. One article. One screening. Apparently, what we used to consider anecdotal now equals news. And as a result you have a genuine media narrative being brewed with headlines intentionally written to create the perception that the “The Undefeated” is DOA — in the Republican stronghold of Orange Country, no less.

Translation: It’s over, Palinistas! Please form a single-file line to the right where all your hopes and dreams will be stripped and burned.

Except…
If you read the fine print…

“The Atlantic” writer is reporting on his experience at a midnight screening … on a Thursday night.

No.
Really.

Read the story again and you’ll see that the emptiness of a midnight screening on a work night is not only worthy of 950+ words and a wildly misleading headline, but also all these subsequent MSM stories filled with similar headlines. And you can bet there will be more stories to come. This is how the corrupt MSM works. This is how they create phony narratives out of nothingness in order to attack and undermine their ideological enemies.

Dan Riehl also quite bluntly covered this story, noting that the theater didn’t advertise the 12:45 AM showing. In fact, Conor Friedersdorf seems to be the only person on the planet who knew about it.
50 posted on 07/15/2011 6:59:15 PM PDT by CedarDave
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