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CNN's Hillary Clinton film scrapped as director blames lack of co-operation

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Charles Ferguson says he was met with a wall of silence from more than a hundred people who refused to be interviewed

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The Oscar-winning film director Charles Ferguson has cancelled his CNN documentary on Hillary Clinton after what he described as a private campaign against the film by prominent Democrats.

Ferguson said he had decided to pull the plug after being met with a wall of silence from more than a hundred people who refused to be interviewed for the documentary.

He claimed that aides to the former secretary of state put pressure on CNN behind the scenes, and made clear that Clinton would only co-operate "over my dead body". He also blamed a public campaign by Republicans, who claimed the film would be biased in favour of Clinton.


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The campaign against the film began almost immediately after it was announced by CNN. The Republican national committee announced that its members would boycott the network over the Republican presidential primary debates in 2016.

"This did not surprise me. What did surprise me was that, quietly and privately, prominent Democrats made it known both to CNN and to me that they weren't delighted with the film either," said Ferguson.

Ferguson said he contacted several prominent Democrats following public criticism of his film by David Brock, the journalist and founder of the research group Media Matters for America.

"I told them that this campaign against the film and against CNN was counterproductive," he wrote. "They conveyed this message to Mrs Clinton personally, along with my request to speak with her. The answer that came back was, basically, over my dead body."


SIAP. I think it's interesting considering how so many believe that she is next in line to be the Democratic candidate for 2016.
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Holden Caulfield
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"I told them that this campaign against the film and against CNN was counterproductive

Sounds like he intended to make a propaganda film and couldn't understand the resistance from the benefitting side.


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Sounds like he intended to make a propaganda film and couldn't understand the resistance from the benefitting side.


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MJM
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Awesome. Hopefully this means more republican primary comedy debates that Priebus was threatening to cancel if the doc was aired.


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re: CNN's Hillary Clinton film scrapped as director blames lack of co-operation
They'd all have to lie.

Then, later as their lies were revealed one by one, they would look like completely duped idiots ... OR, liars.



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upgrayedd
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He was immediately booked for a flight to Mena, AR.


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NC_Tigah
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re: CNN's Hillary Clinton film scrapped as director blames lack of co-operation
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Sounds like he intended to make a propaganda film and couldn't understand the resistance from the benefitting side


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a want
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re: CNN's Hillary Clinton film scrapped as director blames lack of co-operation
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Hopefully this means more republican primary comedy debates that Priebus was threatening to cancel if the doc was aired.

Yup. This is not really a win for GOP. THey had hoped to limit the primary debates. Republicans will canibalize one another in a race to the far right in the primaries....and end up with a beaten-up candidate for the general.


ShoeBang
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Well I'd assume that a lot of premiere Dems know about the trail of bodies that have followed the Clintons through the years and did no want to lie about anything that could be proven in the future.


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