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Netflix Paying $10 Million for Ocasio-Cortez Campaign Documentary. Isn't the Free Market Great?

By Reason

Thanks to the Citizens United decision, the streaming service can play it whenever and wherever it wantsRead full story

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  • Star driven politics. We are a caricature of ourselves.

  • To bad Netflix will refuse to have flown her to Venezuela for sixty days with $400 dollars in her pocket. $400 doesn't go far where their non-governmental employees are paying upwards of $200 for a dozen eggs. But yes, the Free Market is "grand."

  • That's quite an amount for a documentary.

  • Wow. This amount is the highest ever for a documentary sold at a film festival.

  • Testament to how much the overton window has shifted.

  • Netflix probably ran the numbers and their metrics showed the documentary was worth it, imo. Chalk one up for the Progressive movement. It seems that mainstream media is struggling to accept what the 2018 Midterm election indicated - that the future of American politics is youthful, Progressive and female

    Netflix probably ran the numbers and their metrics showed the documentary was worth it, imo. Chalk one up for the Progressive movement. It seems that mainstream media is struggling to accept what the 2018 Midterm election indicated - that the future of American politics is youthful, Progressive and female! The GOP and centrist Dems are obsessed with Ocasio-Cortez - that unlikely convergence speaks volumes. Netflix is playing ahead of the curve - and I like it.

  • Politics: You can’t please ’All of the people all of the time.’ But you can 🤥?

  • The critics miss the point here. CU is wrong on all counts, from both left and right sides, as it allows those with the most money to, 1.directly influence the outcome of a contest, and/or 2.bid up the cost of a race to outrageous heights. Unless and until the end of Citizens United, and public $$ only

    The critics miss the point here. CU is wrong on all counts, from both left and right sides, as it allows those with the most money to, 1.directly influence the outcome of a contest, and/or 2.bid up the cost of a race to outrageous heights. Unless and until the end of Citizens United, and public $$ only to fund elections (and not personal fortunes, either), we will continue to have skewed elections and bought politicians. BTW, this may well be the only way we ever get all candidates to actually address issues fully and, perhaps even honestly!?!

  • Anyone that complains about this but didn't complain when their candidate got free corporate money needs to rethink their stance on big money in politics.

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