According to the Hollywood Reporter, the feature-length film of TV’s Lone Ranger is the third biggest box office bomb of the summer. You may want to scratch it off the list of movies you plan to see.
In addition to films you won’t see there is one video that you can’t see. It was made by President Obama in late June to thank members of the American Library Association for helping hawk his star-crossed health care law to the American people.
But for some reason, the White House decided that film was not fit for general public consumption. According to the Washington Examiner, the ALA was “specifically told by the White House to only show it [the video] once to conference attendees, and [the] White House said we aren’t able to send it out.”
The ALA is a tax-exempt 501(C)(3) foundation that agreed during its annual meeting in Chicago to help the president get the word out about Obamacare. As the Examiner explains:
As a result of the partnership between Obama and the group, librarians across the country will be ‘navigators’ handing out White House-approved information about the new government health insurance program.
A White House spokesman declined to comment on why the ALA was instructed not to show the video after its single airing. It’s probably an innocent enough request, but you’d think at this point the last thing this administration needs or wants is to give the appearance it has something to hide, no matter how insignificant.