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    John McCain Sets a Course for AMC

    By kyle | April 30, 2009

    War hero couldn’t get elected president, so he settles for a job… introducing war hero movies on Memorial Day weekend on formerly awesome, now all-but-useless, commercial-infested network AMC. Nice one. Might as well line up a spot hawking some Iwo Jima commemorative plates on QVC. As Gene Kelly put it in “Singing in the Rain”: dignity. Always dignity. Most of the great movies belong to TCM anyway.

    Topics: John McCain, Movies, Politics, TV | 3 Comments »

    3 Responses to “John McCain Sets a Course for AMC”

    1. Hunter Tremayne Says:
      April 30th, 2009 at 7:44 pm

      John McCain is a war hero. He is absolutely entitled to introduce movies about war heroes.

    2. KS Says:
      April 30th, 2009 at 9:21 pm

      Last night I saw a commercial for Colin Powell’s upcoming appearance on “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.” I’ve never watched AMC, but it has to have more dignity than Ty Pennington and his show.

    3. JohnM Says:
      May 3rd, 2009 at 10:55 pm

      I have to give props to AMC for at least having a Memorial Day themed weekend. Plus I have AMC HD on my cable system.