Former Republican presidential candiate Herman Cain is launching a web TV channel, “CainTV,” tomorrow for the 4th of July. It promises “whether you are looking for commentary, comedy, or culture, CainTV delivers it all in an Informed, Inspirational, and INtertaining way.” (Sic?)
Cain clearly hopes to follow the model of Glenn Beck, who launched his own streaming video network, GBTV, last year. That site, which is soon to be renamed The Blaze TV, employs a tiered paywall starting at $4.95 a month, and HD videos are available across devices. CainTV is free.
A video posted to CainTV.com previews some of the topics the channel will cover. “The time has come for a new kind of entertainment,” the video begins. CainTV is “real American everything.” Next up, with jaunty music in the background, is comedian Rodney Lee Conover, who says, “Hi, I’m Rodney Lee Conover and you’re watching CainTV.” The video pans to a clip of Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown law student who advocates for birth control to be covered by insurance plans and whom Rush Limbaugh called a “slut” and “prostitute” for her birth control advocacy. Cut to Conover saying in a falsetto, “I’ll have to leave college if they make me pay for my birth control pills!”
The video moves on to other topics that CainTV will cover: A documentary about border control; dialogues between Claymation Barack Obamas and Ronald Reagans; the hypocrisy of Democratic politicians. There are also segments for kids, including an animated show about a baby Tyrannosaurus Rex who hatches from a red, white and blue egg. The baby dinosaur, named Tex, says, “I love my family, this land and Thanksgiving each fall.” Finally, CainTV promises “lots of Cain.” Herman Cain, wearing a cowboy hat, says, “We the people are coming.”